The Westfield judo athlete tested positive for marijuana.
Nicholas Delpopolo, a Westfield native who placed seventh in his division at the London Olympics, has been expelled from the Olympic games after allegedly testing positive for marijuana. As a result, the International Olympic Committee has disqualifed Delpopolo's result from the men's 73 kg Judo event. According to information on the official International Olympics website, Delpopolo's diploma in the event has been withdrawn and his Olympic identity and accreditation card has been cancelled and withdrawn. Delpopolo, 23, is ranked number one in the U.S. and 12th in the world in the sport. He secured his spot on the U.S. Olympic Judo team on May 12 after a dramatic fight to the finish against long-time rival Mike Eldred at the Doral Golf …
Here are the local athletes from the state who will be competing in the 2012 Olympic Games.
Monday, July 23, 2012
They've put in innumerable hours of sweat, blood and tears to get where they are today. They are among the best of the best and are ready to prove their mettle. 529 athletes from 45 states will represent the United States at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. They are competing in events as diverse as athletics, fencing, rowing, soccer and basketball. For everyone, from swimmer Katie Ledecky, 15, to 54-year-old equestrian jumper Karen O’Connor, these Games represent the culmination of all the hard work and dedication they've put in to win the coveted medal. It's time to meet the Olympians from the Garden State. Here are a few quick facts about your Olympians! Looking for a way to celebrate the Olympics locally? You can find local events for…