Geez, what a surprise!

Jay Thomas (
Wed, 11 Feb 1998 09:29:25 -0500

Marijuana? A snowboarder? Go figure!

Positive drug test could cost Canada's Rebagliati gold medal

The first drug-related controversy of the Nagano Winter Olympic games
may result in men's
snowboarding giant slalom winner Ross Rebagliati being stripped of his
gold medal. Rebagliati
tested positive for traces of marijuana Wednesday (Tuesday night in
the U.S.) and has been
asked by the International Olympic Committee to return his medal. The
Canadian Olympic
Committee has appealed and a decision was expected within 24 hours.
Should Rebagliati be
stripped of the medal, the gold will go to Thomas Prugger of Italy,
who finished two-hundredths
of a second behind Rebagliati in Monday's event. Switzerland's Ueli
Kestenholz will trade his
bronze medal for silver and Dieter Krassnig of Austria, who finished
fourth, stands to gain the
bronze. Olympic officials said it is the first time they know of that
an athlete tested positive for

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I think so, Brain, but isn't a cucumber that small called a gherkin?