Breaking News: Nicklas Backstrom out of Gold Medal Game due to banned substance

Claritin? Migraine Medication? keeps Backstrom from Gold Medal Game

2/23/14 in Olympics, Winter   |   Debi_L   |   11868 respect

Blog Photo - Breaking News: Nicklas Backstrom out of Gold Medal Game due to banned substanceEven as Canada was skating to a 3-0 win over Sweden for the Gold Medal in Winter Olympics Hockey, the twitter feed was abuzz with news that Nicklas Backstrom had been pulled from the Swedish dressing room just moments before pregame began.

I've seen reports of migraine medication, and now cold medication, specifically Claritin.  

Now, reports are filtering in that it was announced pregame that he would miss the game due to a migraine, but he actually was not permitted to play by the IOC due to testing positive for a banned substance.

More information is sure to surface in the next hours, but after the domination of the Canadian hockey players over Sweden in today's game, we will never know whether the presence of Backstrom would have made the difference.
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