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Area athlete tossed from Games

Delpopolo claims he unknowingly ingested marijuana

United States Olympic team judo member Nick Delpopolo spars with Jack Hatten Wednesday, July 18, 2012.
Photographer: Peter R. Barber
United States Olympic team judo member Nick Delpopolo spars with Jack Hatten Wednesday, July 18, 2012.
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American judo fighter Nick Delpopolo was expelled from the Summer Olympics on Monday following a drug test that found cannabis in his system. “My positive test was caused by my inadvertent consumption of food that I did not realize had been baked with marijuana,” the Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake High School graduate said in a statement released by the U.S. Olympic Committee. According to the statement, the drug-laced food was ingested by Delpopolo before he left ...

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