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Blog by | September 29th, 2007


Names and Games

Gary Kingston, Vancouver Sun Published: Saturday, September 29, 2007

THE TOKE JOKE

Former Olympic snowboarder Ross Rebagliati, the Whistler product who famously had his gold medal stripped briefly in Nagano in 1998 after a positive marijuana test he blamed on second-hand smoke, can still laugh about it.

The director of snowboarding and skiing at the still-under-development Kelowna Mountain has named his training academy RASTA (Rebagliati Alpine Snowboard Training Academy). Rastas, or Rastafarians, view marijuana as the "wisdom weed."