Sweden’s Backstrom Fails Doping Test In Sochi
SOCHI, Russia (AP) — A Swedish Olympic official says hockey player Nicklas Backstrom has failed a doping test at the Sochi Games.
Swedish Olympic Committee spokesman Bjorn Folin said Sunday that Backstrom tested positive for a substance found in an allergy medication that he has taken for seven years.
Backstrom is the sixth athlete to fail a doping test at the Sochi Games.
He was listed on the lineups distributed before Sweden’s 3-0 loss to Canada in the gold medal game, but was then scratched. It was not announced at that time why the standout forward didn’t play.Sweden's Backstrom Fails Doping Test In Sochi by Sports Talk Florida