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WINTER OLYMPICS 1998 | SPOTLIGHT / A look at the day
that was and at what lies ahead at the Nagano Games

And They Can Watch "Slap Shot" Too

February 14, 1998|HELENE ELLIOTT

Canadian forward Eric Lindros said he encountered Ross Rebagliati, the Canadian snowboarder whose gold medal was temporarily revoked after he tested positive for marijuana, at the Olympic village and offered congratulations that Rebagliati's medal had been returned.

"I just said it was great that you got it back and it was unfortunate that you had to go through all that," Lindros said.

Asked by a Canadian reporter if the hockey team should adopt training methods similar to Rebagliati's, Lindros laughed. "You guys are trying to bait me. Bye," he said, and walked away.

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