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The Ski Association of Japan suspended all its scholarship holding snowboarders and staff members and set up a third-party investigation committee on Friday following a number of incidents involving the use of marijuana and underage consumption of alcohol.

The SAJ in April handed two slopestyle snowboarders indefinite suspensions and ended their financial backing after they were found to have used marijuana in Colorado in February. Three other underage halfpipe riders were discovered drinking in February in Sapporo.

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