Nicklas Backstrom to IOC: FedEx Me My Silver Medal


When the International Olympic Committee banned Nicklas Backstrom from the Sochi gold medal game last month, it seemed doubtful the Swede would receive the sliver medal awarded to the rest of his teammates.

Following an appeal, however, the IOC has relented under pressure. Announcing the news Friday afternoon, they ruled that Backstrom had no intention of taking Zyrtec D as a performance enhancer and decided to award him a silver medal after all.

Following the Capitals’ 4-3 win over the Canucks, Backstrom spoke about the decision for the first time.

“I’m just happy that it’s over,” Backstrom told reporters. “I’m glad I got the silver medal.”

“I’m disappointed that I couldn’t play in the final game against Canada,” he added. “That being said, I’m happy the IOC acknowledged everything I’ve said from the beginning.”

So, when will Nick get his hardware?

“Hopefully they’ll FedEx it to me,” he joked. “Who wouldn’t be happy to get a silver medal?”

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  • Ians

    Nicky is always very professional and courteous with the media but it is so apparent that he doesn’t really like the attention haha.

  • Dark Stranger

    Glad Nicky got his medal! I noticed that he got cut above the lip and got stitches — courtesy of a slash at the Penguins game. (When I saw that cut, I thought, “Not Nicky’s face.)

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  • Jeff Smith

    Give him a short medal ceremony before the home crowd. He deserves the cheers and applause.

  • Clint Petty

    I think the president of the IOC should hand deliver it straight to Nicky’s front door step.

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