IOC rules force US goalie to tone down patriotic Sochi mask

United States goaltender Jessie Vetter has had to rethink the design for her Sochi Olympics mask to make it less patriotic. The original artwork, which debuted on InGoal Magazine on January 6, featured a portion of the Declaration of Independence on the back, a Statue of Liberty on the forehead and the Olympic rings on the chin. A USA logo, made with 23 karat gold leaf embossing, and a screaming bald eagle cover the sides. 

Unfortunately, the International Olympic Committee has its rules and required some modification to the design. The words from the Declaration and the Olympic rings had to go. The eagle, Statue of Liberty and USA logo got to stay.