Nicklas Backstrom tests positive
SOCHI, Russia -- Sweden center Nicklas Backstrom failed a doping test at the Sochi Games, testing positive for a substance found in an allergy medication, a spokesman for the country's Olympic Committee said Sunday.
"I got the message 2 hours before the game that something was wrong," Sweden coach Par Marts after his team lost 3-0 to Canada in the gold-medal game.
Backstrom, who plays for the Washington Capitals in the NHL, was scratched just before the game began.
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2014 SOCHI OLYMPICS: DAY 17
A recap of our top stories and videos from Sunday, Feb. 23 at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi: