Ambassador Athletes

Adidas Judo Stars and Athletes

Nick Delpopolo is an Adidas sponsored athlete, 2012 Olympian and 2016 hopeful at 73kg.

U.S. Judo Olympian Nick Delpopolo is currently ranked #1 in the United States and #12 in the world. In 2009, when he transitioned from junior to senior athlete, Delpopolo was positioned at #99 in the world rankings. In 2010 he took the Judo world by storm and moved up an amazing 83 spots, rising to #16 in the world by years end. Delpopolo took Gold at the Venezuela World Cup and the El Salvador World Cup, Silver at the Samoa World Cup and USA Judo Senior National Championships, and a Bronze at the USA World Cup and Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, finishing 2010 as the top world medal winner in his division.

Delpopolo currently trains and competes both in the United States and abroad as he continues his quest to not only be the best in the nation, but to be the best in the world.  Nick has once again qualified for the 2016 Olympic Games and is currently traveling and competing around the world to achieve his dream of becoming the first American man to win an Olympic gold medal in Judo. For more information on Nick Delpopolo, please visit

Ilias Iliadis
Ilias Iliadis is a Georgian-born Greek judoka who has been competing for Greece since the start of his international career. He won a gold medal in the half-middleweight division at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens at age 17