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  • Sweden head coach Par Marts talks to the team during a break in the action against Finland during the second period of the men's semifinal ice hockey game at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Friday, Feb. 21, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

    Sweden's Backstrom fails doping test in Sochi

    Sweden center Nicklas Backstrom watched from the athletes village as his teammates lost to Canada in the Olympic hockey gold-medal game because he failed a doping test for a substance found in an allergy medication.

  • Switzerland players react after winning the women's bronze medal ice hockey game against Sweden at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. Switzerland won 4-3. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip )

    Olympic women's hockey showed improvement in Sochi

    A five-time Olympian, Hayley Wickenheiser has been representing Canada in the Winter Games ever since women's hockey was added to the program.

  • NHL stars to return to Olympics in Sochi in 2014

    After weeks of tough negotiations, the NHL and its players reached a deal with the International Ice Hockey Federation on Friday to put the season on hold again so the game's biggest stars can compete next year in the Sochi Olympics.

  • Russia's Alexander Ovechkin, left, vies for the puck with USA's Matt Hunwick during the 2013 Ice Hockey IIHF World Championships Group B Quarterfinal match Russia vs USA in Helsinki, Finland on Thursday May 16, 2013. (AP Photo/LEHTIKUVA / Martti Kainulainen)

    NHL players set for Sochi Olympics after deal reached

    It marks the fifth straight Olympics dating to Nagano in 1998 that the NHL will allow its players to participate. The league will take a break from the regular season Feb. 9 and return to action Feb. 26. The hockey tournament runs Feb. 12-23.

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