MX23RW : Friday, January 18 18:35:03

Nicklas Backstrom "very sad" to miss ice hockey final

Sweden center Nicklas Backstrom says that he was "very sad" after being ruled out of the ice hockey gold-medal match for failing a drugs test.

Nicklas Backstrom has said that he was "very sad" to miss the men's ice hockey final at the Winter Olympics today.

The Sweden center failed a doping test ahead of the gold-medal match against Canada in Sochi.

The 26-year-old told ESPN: "I was very sad and obviously, I felt bad for the guys, lots of guys were in the locker room when they called me out."

Backstrom has blamed the failed test on a substance found in his allergy medication, which he is permitted to take while competing in the NHL.


Click here for more stories about Nicklas Backstrom

Click here for more stories about Sweden

Share this article now:
Nicklas Backstrom #19 of Sweden skates against Latvia during the Men's Ice Hockey Preliminary Round Group C game on day eight of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Shayba Arena on February 15, 2014
Read Next:
Sweden ice hockey player fails drug test
>

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel

Subscribe to our Newsletter


Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account