Olympics committee allows Statue of Liberty images to stay on American goalie masks

Just hours ahead of their game against the Olympic Athletes from Russia, the United States’ women’s hockey team got some good news: the Statue of Liberty can stay.

The International Olympic Committee decided on Wednesday that the Statue of Liberty image on the masks of American goalies Nicole Hensley and Alex Rigsby doesn’t violate its ban of political symbols on masks.

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Ice Hockey ? Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics ? Women Preliminary Round Match - U.S. v Olympic Athletes from Russia - Kwandong Hockey Centre, Gangneung, South Korea ? February 13, 2018 - Goalkeeper Nicole Hensley of the U.S. looks on. REUTERS/David W Cerny
Ice Hockey ? Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics ? Women Preliminary Round Match - U.S. v Olympic Athletes from Russia - Kwandong Hockey Centre, Gangneung, South Korea ? February 13, 2018 - Goalkeeper Nicole Hensley of the U.S. in action. REUTERS/Grigory Dukor
Ice Hockey ? Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics ? Women Preliminary Round Match - U.S. v Olympic Athletes from Russia - Kwandong Hockey Centre, Gangneung, South Korea ? February 13, 2018 - Players of Team USA huddle before game start. REUTERS/Grigory Dukor
GANGNEUNG, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 13: A detailed view of the helmet of Nicole Hensley #29 of the United States before 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)
Ice Hockey ? Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics ? Women Preliminary Round Match - U.S. v Olympic Athletes from Russia - Kwandong Hockey Centre, Gangneung, South Korea ? February 13, 2018 - Goalkeeper Nicole Hensley of the U.S. prepares before game start. REUTERS/Grigory Dukor
GANGNEUNG, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 13: A detailed view of the helmet of Nicole Hensley #29 of the United States before 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)
GANGNEUNG, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 13: Team United States huddle before 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 Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
GANGNEUNG, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 13: A detailed view of the helmet of Nicole Hensley #29 of the United States before 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)
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The official rule states that “no item may feature the wording or lyrics from national anthems, motivational words, public/political messaging or slogans related to national identity.”

Rigsby’s helmet — which she has only worn twice — is covered in American symbolism: a USA crest on the top, a drawing of the famous V-J Day kiss on one side, a bald eagle on the other side, and a stamp depicting the Statue of Liberty right on the chin which juts out when shooters take aim.

Neither Hensley or Rigsby played in the United States’ 3-1 opening win against Finland.

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