Swedish hockey player Nicklas Backstrom, hit with a doping charge during the Sochi Olympics, did not get to play in the gold-medal game against Canada.
Now, at least he will get a silver medal.
Backstrom was taking
But the pseudoephedrine in those pills is banned at certain levels, and when testers detected an excess in his urine sample, the
Without the Washington Capitals player in the lineup, Sweden lost, 3-0.
An IOC statement on Friday supported the suspension but said there was no indication that Backstrom was trying to improperly boost his performance. Officials cited his honesty and cooperation in awarding him the medal.