Nicholas Delpopolo

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Nicholas Delpopolo
Personal information
Birth name Petar Perović
Nickname(s) Nick
Born February 8, 1989 (1989-02-08) (age 26)
Nikšić, Montenegro
Residence Scotia, New York
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Country United States
Sport Judo

Nicholas "Nick" Delpopolo (born February 8, 1989 in Nikšić, Montenegro) is an American judoka. He competed in the men's 73 kg event at the 2012 Summer Olympics; after defeating Cheung Chi Yip in the second round and Dirk Van Tichelt in the third, he lost to Wang Ki-Chun in the fourth round and was eliminated by Nyam-Ochir Sainjargal in the repechages.[1]

On August 6, 2012, Delpopolo was expelled from the Olympics by the IOC after he tested positive for cannabis.[2] Upon exiting the games, Delpopolo stated the positive test result was caused by "inadvertant [sic] consumption of food that I did not realize had been baked with marijuana, before I left for the Olympic Games." [3]

Personal life[edit]

Delpopolo was born as Petar Perović (Serbian Cyrillic: Петар Перовић) in Montenegro. He lived in an orphanage near Nikšić.


  1. ^ "Nicholas Delpopolo". London 2012. Retrieved August 4, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Judoka Nicholas Delpopolo tests positive for cannabis". BBC Sport. BBC. August 6, 2012. Retrieved August 8, 2012. 
  3. ^ Stallman, Jason (August 14, 2012). "Positive Test Costs Shot-Putter Gold Medal". The New York Times. p. B11. Retrieved August 13, 2012.  (login required)

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