Team USA can keep Statue of Liberty logos on their helmets, IOC says

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GANGNEUNG, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 13: A detailed view of the mask of Nicole Hensley #29 of the United States during the Women's Ice Hockey Preliminary Round - Group A game against Olympic Athletes from Russia on day four of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Kwandong Hockey Centre on February 13, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Score one for Lady Liberty.

Two goalkeepers on the U.S. Women’s Olympic Hockey Team can continue to wear their masks adorned with the Statue of Liberty logo without modification after negotiations between the USA Hockey and the International Olympic Committee, according to ESPN.

The IOC earlier requested that the logo be removed, USA Today reported.

The IOC said no item worn or used by a team may feature “the wording or lyrics from national anthems, motivation words, or public/political messaging related to national identity.”

Goalkeepers Nicole Hensley and Alex Rigsby had the logos on their helmets. Neither of them played Sunday in Team USA’s 3-1 win over Finland. The U.S. team faces Russia today.


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