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Nicklas Backstrom to get silver medal

Updated: March 14, 2014, 7:58 PM ET
Associated Press

LONDON -- Swedish hockey star Nicklas Backstrom will receive an Olympic silver medal even though he was suspended from the final in Sochi after a positive drug test.

The International Olympic Committee ruled Friday that Backstrom hadn't intended to enhance his performance, laying the blame for his positive test for pseudoephedrine on the Swedish team doctor.

The Washington Capitals center was suspended and pulled from the team just hours before the Feb. 23 gold-medal game, which ...

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