American judoka Nick Delpopo was disqualified from the Olympics today after a drug test he took on July 30th came back positive for cannabis use, according to the Daily Mail. Delpopo had already competed in the men’s 73-kilogram division judo event, and finished seventh.
Obviously, Delpopo won’t have to give a medal back, but his disqualification means that all records of his participation will be rescinded.
Delpopo is claiming he inadvertently ate the marijuana, which had been combined with other food.
USA judo’s Nick Delpopolo fails drug test, blames “inadvertent consumption of food that I did not realise had been baked with marijuana”
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