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Ross Rebagliati

Full name: Ross Rebagliati
Gender: Male
Height: 5-10 (178 cm)
Weight: 179 lbs (81 kg)
Born: July 14, 1971 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Affiliations: JW4
Country: CAN Canada
Sport: Snowboarding

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)


Initially, Ross Rebagliati became famous for being the first Olympic champion in snowboarding, winning the inaugural giant slalom event at the Nagano Olympics. Although he had taken third place in the previous season's Giant Slalom World Cup, it was Rebagliati's first major victory. But his gold medal was soon revoked, when traces of marijuana were found in his urine. Rebagliati, who claimed it had been from second-hand smoke, protested his disqualification. Because marijuana was not found to be performance enhancing, the protest was upheld, and the gold medal was returned. While still competing at a lower level, Rebagliati slowly shifted his attention to his own snowboarding school, and working as the snowboarding director at the Kelowna Mountain skiing resort.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1998 Winter 26 Nagano Snowboarding Men's Giant Slalom Canada CAN 1 Gold

Men's Giant Slalom

Games Age City Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T
1998 Winter 26 Nagano Canada CAN Final Standings 1 2:03.96
1998 Winter 26 Nagano Canada CAN Run 1 8 59.87
1998 Winter 26 Nagano Canada CAN Run 2 2 1:04.09
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