U.S. Olympic judo fighter Nick Delpopolo has been kicked out of the games after he tested positive for marijuana. He is the first athlete to be expelled for a positive doping test since the Olympics began in London; four others were kicked out before the games started. Delpopolo apologized to the U.S. team for his “mistake,” claiming that he accidentally consumed marijuana.
Delpopolo has been disqualified and his “Olympic identity and accreditation card” have been revoked by the International Olympic Committee. Delpopolo is insisting that the marijuana was consumed by accident.
He apologized to the United States team in a statement acknowledging he was “embarrassed by this mistake.”
“My positive test was caused by my inadvertent consumption of food that I did not realize had been baked with marijuana, before I left for the Olympic Games,” Delpopolo said in a statement released by the U.S. Olympic Committee.
“I look forward to representing my country in the future, and will rededicate myself to being the best judo athlete that I can be,” he said.
h/t CBS News
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