American Judoka Disqualified
(LONDON, ENGLAND) – The International Olympic Committee (IOC) today announced that it has disqualified American judoka Nicholas Delpopolo from the men’s 73kg judo event of the Games of the XXX Olympiad in London.
Immediately after his participation in the event on 30 July, Delpopolo, 23, provided a urine sample that tested positive for the prohibited substance 11-nor-delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol-9-carboxylic acid.
The IOC Disciplinary Commission, composed for this case of Thomas Bach (Chairman), Denis Oswald and Frank Fredericks, decided the athlete, Mr Nicholas Delpopolo, United States of America, Judo, is disqualified from the men’s 73kg judo event of the 2012 London Olympic Games where he placed 7th, shall have his diploma in the above-mentioned event withdrawn, and shall have his Olympic identity and accreditation card cancelled and withdrawn immediately.
The IJF is requested to modify the results of the above-mentioned event accordingly and to consider any further action within its own competence.
The USOC is ordered to return to the IOC, as soon as possible, the diploma awarded to the Athlete in relation to the above-mentioned event.
The IOC administration is requested to reallocate the diplomas to the athletes that finished behind Mr Delpopolo in the above-mentioned event, in which Mr Delpopolo placed 7th at the 2012 London Olympic Games.
This decision shall enter into force immediately.
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