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U.S. hockey goalie told to remove "We the People" from Olympic helmet
News 96.5 Orlando Via WPXI ^ | January 17, 2014 | Joe Kelley

Posted on 01/17/2014 12:16:06 PM PST by rightwingintelligentsia

women's Olympic hockey team has been ordered to remove an image from the United States Constitution from her helmet.

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) considers the image to be 'propoganda,' and forbids it.

Goalie Jessie Vetter has been told to remove the image, particularly the line "We the People," her name and the Olympic rings.

"No writings of any kind to promote the country is allowed," helmet designer Ron Slater tells InGoal magazine. "A sort of 'our country is better than your country' kind of thing that the IOC frowns upon. Her name had to come off because they see it as self-promotion. They wanted everything to be team-based … Our original idea was 'land of the free, home of the brave,' and that would have had to have been removed as well."

(Excerpt) Read more at wpxi.com ...


TOPICS: Sports
KEYWORDS: 2014olympics; athletes; constitution; hockey; ioc; jessievetter; olympics

1 posted on 01/17/2014 12:16:06 PM PST by rightwingintelligentsia
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Last Winter Olympics, the goalie from Buffalo Sabres had to put tape over something on his helmet. This isn’t something new.


2 posted on 01/17/2014 12:22:10 PM PST by RebelTXRose
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To: All

well, just my opinion, but the helmet pictured, looks horribly distracting.


3 posted on 01/17/2014 12:23:50 PM PST by VAFreedom (maybe i should take a nap before work)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

What percentage of the olympic budget comes from US donations, US fees, US advertising, US marketing, US television licensing, US plunder, US taxes, etc.?

The UN and the olympics can go pound sand in central africa.


4 posted on 01/17/2014 12:25:36 PM PST by Born to Conserve
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

They forbid almost anything on these for everyone. It’s a long-standing rule, and not some assault on American liberty.

You would think the people on the Blaze website today were about to blow their heads off over this when the story showed up there.


5 posted on 01/17/2014 12:25:50 PM PST by VanDeKoik
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To: Born to Conserve

I 2nd that.


6 posted on 01/17/2014 12:27:29 PM PST by StoneWall Brigade
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
The (federally chartered) US Olympic Committee: proselytizing homosexuals, yes. References to the US Constitution, no.

I despise the freaks currently in charge. I really, really do.

7 posted on 01/17/2014 12:27:32 PM PST by skeeter
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To: VAFreedom

“the helmet pictured, looks horribly distracting.”

Maybe it’s supposed to be “distracting?” Like boxers who wear over-sized green and orange polkadot trunks, with “cha-cha” balls dangling/swaying on the legs.


8 posted on 01/17/2014 12:28:56 PM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
I hereby propose that our hockey team adopts this helmet "style" ASAP


9 posted on 01/17/2014 12:29:29 PM PST by MeshugeMikey (This Message NOT Approved By The N.S.A.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

And they probably thought they were safe by not having the “In God We Trust” on there...


10 posted on 01/17/2014 12:29:37 PM PST by joethedrummer
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

oh how awful what a horrible person to have symbols of his home country on his helmet... why can’t he just use a crescent moon or a sickle and hammer?


11 posted on 01/17/2014 12:29:53 PM PST by Nifster
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

discrimination

They won’t ban Slovakia from putting their whole national anthem on it


12 posted on 01/17/2014 12:29:54 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: VAFreedom
well, just my opinion, but the helmet pictured, looks horribly distracting.

That is exactly why goal tenders do it. To possibly distract a shooter...even for a millisecond. In hockey, sometimes that is all it takes to make the difference between a save and a goal. Cheesy started it with the stitch marks on his mask.

13 posted on 01/17/2014 12:30:14 PM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts ("The further a society drifts from truth the more it will hate those who speak it." - George Orwell)
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To: VAFreedom

The US should boycott the Olympics


14 posted on 01/17/2014 12:30:22 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Tell ‘em to shove their orders up their very smelly, septic Obamaholes.


15 posted on 01/17/2014 12:32:21 PM PST by Da Coyote
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

I hope Jessie buys a second helmet in plain white, and plaits a red circle and bar on the back. Or perhaps “Das Ist Verboten” in black calligraphy.


16 posted on 01/17/2014 12:32:53 PM PST by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: RebelTXRose

You mean Miller of the Sabres? He’s now the top goalie after Jonathan Quick from the LA Kings. He’s wicked here in L.A. can’t believe he was considered a has-been months ago due to his age.

Sorry for the rant, I;m a hockey freak..


17 posted on 01/17/2014 12:33:12 PM PST by max americana (fired liberals in our company last election, and I laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: GeronL

“The US should boycott the Olympics”

F that. There’s not better way of feeling American than kicking other countries asses. Besides, the US has revenge on their side against canada after the last Olympics in hockey where both US men and women lost to canada in the gold medal game.


18 posted on 01/17/2014 12:34:38 PM PST by max americana (fired liberals in our company last election, and I laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
when are they going to get rid of the concept of “winning” the Olympics and just give a trophy to everyone who participates?
19 posted on 01/17/2014 12:35:17 PM PST by Mr. K (If you like your constitution, you can keep it...Period.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
I quit paying any attention to the olympics when professional b.ball players were deemed eligible to play in the amateur games.

We used to be better before "Anything for a win" trumped, then became how we play the game.

20 posted on 01/17/2014 12:42:03 PM PST by GBA (Here in the Matrix, life is but a dream.)
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To: Nifster

The issue isn’t “symbols” (the Statue of Liberty, bald eagle, etc. are staying), but writings. In practice, the IOC generally doesn’t allow any writings of any kind on an Olympian’s uniform, other than the country name.


21 posted on 01/17/2014 12:45:32 PM PST by Conscience of a Conservative
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To: VAFreedom

Well, maybe that’s the point, for opponents closing in for a goal shot?


22 posted on 01/17/2014 12:47:24 PM PST by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: Conscience of a Conservative

Lordy do you not recognize sarcasm when you read it???


23 posted on 01/17/2014 12:48:06 PM PST by Nifster
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To: VAFreedom
well, just my opinion, but the helmet pictured, looks horribly distracting.

If you were on the ice you wouldn't even notice it........

24 posted on 01/17/2014 12:51:49 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (Miss Muffit suffered from arachnophobia.....)
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To: MeshugeMikey
hereby propose that our hockey team adopts this helmet "style" ASAP

or "Your country sucks"

25 posted on 01/17/2014 12:52:45 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (Miss Muffit suffered from arachnophobia.....)
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To: GeronL

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KTxJlUK7tWo


26 posted on 01/17/2014 12:53:37 PM PST by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
i would prolly go for something like

or

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27 posted on 01/17/2014 12:56:18 PM PST by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
"A sort of 'our country is better than your country' kind of thing that the IOC frowns upon.

So, we won't be tabulating medal counts any more? In fact, why are we discriminating by athletic ability at all? That's so mean spirited. Let's give everyone a gold medal. And we should stop with keeping records. That's so anti-self-esteem and cruel to the slower and weaker.

28 posted on 01/17/2014 12:59:08 PM PST by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes everything)
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To: sten

Cheezy Cheevers!


29 posted on 01/17/2014 1:21:21 PM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: max americana

I wondered how long he’d stay in Buffalo. We enjoyed watching him when we lived there. Now that Lindy Ruff is the coach for the Stars, I guess we’ll watch more after Superbowl.


30 posted on 01/17/2014 1:23:56 PM PST by RebelTXRose
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
"A sort of 'our country is better than your country' kind of thing that the IOC frowns upon

So I guess "Iran Sucks!" would be out of the question


31 posted on 01/17/2014 1:28:00 PM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
It would have been fine if it read We The Proletariat"
32 posted on 01/17/2014 1:50:17 PM PST by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Tell them to pack sand.


33 posted on 01/17/2014 1:52:01 PM PST by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: sten

Warren Skorodenski’s “skull” mask was pretty much the high point of form-fitting mask art.

Unfortunately, the early 80s Vancouver Canucks uniform he’s wearing makes the rest of him look like a softball player.


34 posted on 01/17/2014 2:00:41 PM PST by Colonel_Flagg (Some people meet their heroes. I raised mine. Go Army.)
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To: RebelTXRose

Miller “just” got unlucky with one goal by Sindy Crosby at the Olympics. He’s itching to even the score..


35 posted on 01/17/2014 2:03:26 PM PST by max americana (fired liberals in our company last election, and I laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: Hot Tabasco

I can think of any number of worthy slogans for this purpose...


36 posted on 01/17/2014 2:19:20 PM PST by MeshugeMikey (This Message NOT Approved By The N.S.A.)
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To: RebelTXRose

I recall overhearing some trash talking on TV and no punishment was issued to the athlete.


37 posted on 01/17/2014 3:03:11 PM PST by scrabblehack
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To: Nifster

Yeah or CCCP or even USA on their uniforms. This is a bogus decision.

Actually in the old days you couldn’t show commercial logos, even a small one. I have this gnawing suspicion that Nike or someone like that is behind this.


38 posted on 01/17/2014 3:05:29 PM PST by scrabblehack
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

I’m sorry, but if they’re not allowed to promote their country, then why do we get all the totals showing which country has won the most medals?

Why do they play the national anthems of the winners if they’re not promoting the countries?


39 posted on 01/17/2014 10:48:52 PM PST by chaosagent (Remember, no matter how you slice it, forbidden fruit still tastes the sweetest!)
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