IOC Wants Statue Of Liberty Image Removed From US Women’s Hockey Goalie Masks: Report

USA goalie Hensley has a big Statue of Liberty picture painted on the left facet of her masks. © AFP

The International Olympic Committee is reportedly asking the US girls’s hockey crew to take away Statue of Liberty pictures from two goaltenders’ masks as a result of they violate IOC coverage in opposition to political symbols. USA Hockey officers had been in talks to resolve the matter forward of the Americans’ Tuesday faceoff in opposition to the Olympic Athletes from Russia at Kwandong Hockey Centre, USA Today reported. IOC pointers on licensed identification say no merchandise can have nationwide anthem phrases or lyrics, motivation phrases, political messaging or slogans associated to nationwide id.

Nicole Hensley, who helped the US girls seize the previous two world championships, has a big Statue of Liberty picture painted on the left facet of her masks. Alex Rigsby has one on the chin of her masks.

Neither has but performed for the Americans at Pyeongchang as Maddie Rooney backstopped the US girls to a Three-1 victory over Finland of their event opener.

US males’s goalie Ryan Zapolski mentioned he confronted many restrctions when helmet designs.

“There are a lot of restrictions on that. This year we could not do much,” Zapolski mentioned.

“I talked to the guy who painted it and we brainstormed for about a week and he gave me a sketch and I wanted a crest of the stars and stripes. It was pretty simple and goes well with our uniforms.”

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