International Olympic Committee Bans Image of U.S. Constitution, Calling It “Propaganda”


The International Olympic Committee has banned a U.S. hockey goalie from depicting the opening text of the U.S. Constitution on her hockey mask, calling it “propaganda,” but will allow her to keep images of a bald eagle and the Statue of Liberty.

Women’s hockey goalie Jessie Vetter designed her mask for the upcoming winter Olympics with popular American iconography, the most prominent of which being the text “We the People” from the preamble of the U.S. Constitution, but the mask’s artist Ron Slater told In Goal Magazine that the IOC would not allow it.

“No writings of any kind to promote the country is allowed,” he said. “A sort of ‘our country is better than your country’ kind of thing that the IOC frowns upon.”

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