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Nicklas Backstrom Finally Gets His Olympic Medal

WASHINGTON — After six months of waiting, Swedish forward, Nicklas Backstrom has received his silver medal following a bizarre drug testing incident at the Sochi Olympics. Prior to Sweden’s gold medal game against Canada, Backstrom reportedly failed a drug test after testing positive for high levels of pseudo-ephedrine and was suspended from the game — Sweden lost 3-0 — and...

Backstrom finally gets Olympic medal after drug test fiasco

AP Image Washngton Capitals and Swedish center Nicklas Backstrom has finally received the silver medal that he was denied after testing positive for high levels of pseudoephedrine.  Pseudoephedrine is present in an allergy medication Backstrom has used for seven years. The positive sample meant that Backstrom was suspended from the Olympic gold medal game between Sweden and Canada...
Via DC Sports-Kings
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Nicklas Backstrom finally receives silver medal after six months

It’s been six months but finally Washington Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom got his silver medal from the Winter Olympics. The Swedish center was banned from the gold medal game vs. Canada for testing positive for an elevated level of pseudoephedrine after taking allergy medicine, Zyrtec-D, a medicine he had taken every day for seven years. Canada won the game 3-0 but the International...
Via KCM Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Sweden’s Nicklas Backstrom Receives Silver Medal From 2014 Winter Olympics (Photo)

Nicklas Backstrom received his silver medal from the 2014 Winter Olympic ice hockey tournament in the most anti-climactic way Thursday. At a ceremony in Sweden, the 26-year-old was given his medal six months after the Sochi Games concluded. Nicklas Bäckström has finally received his silver medal from Sochi. http://t.co/H2Dx964TI4— Malin (@MalinElis) August 28, 2014 In a story...
Via NESN.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Nicklas Backstrom Finally Receives His Olympic Silver Medal From Sochi

In late February, as Swedish center Nicklas Backstrom prepared for one of the biggest games of his career, he learned he tested positive for a banned substance, Zyrtec D, an allergy medication. Backstrom was barred from playing against Canada in the Sochi Olympics gold-medal game. He watched from the sidelines as his teammates got shut out 3-0. He suffered through a miserable press...
Via Pro Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Nicklas Backstrom to receive silver medal after all

"While I will always be disappointed that I wasn’t able to play in the gold medal game with my fellow countrymen, I’m pleased that my name has been cleared by the IOC," Nicklas Backstrom told Chuck Gormley of CSN Washington.#96943566 / gettyimages.comLest you've forgotten what triggered Backstrom's suspension from the Gold Medal game against Canada in Sochi...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Nicklas Backstrom will finally receive his silver medal after controversial positive drug test

Nicklas Backstrom is finally going to be awarded what he deserves. A report from CSN Washington indicates that Backstrom will receive his silver medal from the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi on August 28th prior to a Swedish Hockey League game. You may recall that Backstrom was banned from Sweden’s gold medal game against Canada after failing a drug test. The ruling was an extremely...
Via Puck Drunk Love
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Backstrom will get silver medal this month

Washington Capitals forward Nicklas Backstrom represented his native Sweden in the 2014 Winter Olympics, but he wasn’t allowed to participate in the gold medal game against Canada because he tested positive for a banned substance. It was later revealed that the substance in question was pseudoephedrine, which was in his system because he was taking the allergy medication Zyrtec...
Via Pro Sports Daily
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Nicklas Backstrom Has the Nerve to Wear #99 in KHL Debut

Since the NHL is locked out, many players are flocking to the NHL and Nicklas Backstrom is no different. However, Backstrom kind of broke an unwrittwen rule in the hockey world. In this photo from Russian hockey writer Pavel Lysenkov's Twitter, @plysenkov, Backstrom is seen wearing the hallowed #99 that has been retired by the NHL since Wayne Gretzky's retirement in 1999...
Via The Mark Graham Sports Blog
October 22, 2012  |  Discuss

Hearing Planned For Backstrom Cross-Check

from TSN, Nicklas Backstrom of the Washington Capitals is scheduled for a disciplinary hearing as a result of his cross-check on Boston Bruins forward Rich Peverley at the end of Monday’s game. Backstrom was assessed a match penalty on the play. The hearing will likely be held on Wednesday with Game 4 of the series slated for Thursday. Capitals head coach Dale Hunter defended...
Via Kukla's Korner
April 17, 2012  |  Discuss
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