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American judoka Delpopolo disqualified
23:48 AEST Mon Aug 6 2012

American judoka Nicholas Delpopolo has been disqualified from the Olympics after failing a drugs test, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) says.

The 23-year-old competed in the men's 73kg division and was tested on July 30 after his loss to Mongolian Nyam-Ochir Sainjargal in the repechage stage.

The IOC on Monday said Delpopolo tested positive for a drug connected to cannabis consumption.

"The International Olympic Committee 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," it said in a statement.

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