Winter Olympics Sochi 2014

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U.S. Goalie Forced to Take "We the People" off Mask

Jesse Vetter also had to take her name off the mask

Friday, Jan 17, 2014  |  Updated 11:33 AM EDT
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In a photo provided Ron Slater, the helmet of U.S. Olympic goaltender Jesse Vetter shows its former design, which features a portion of the preamble to the U.S. Constitution, with the words "We the People", the Olympic rings and her last name. International Olympic Committee rules ban any "form of publicity or propaganda, commercial or otherwise" on the athlete's uniform. Slater said that he repainted the helmet, which now conforms to the rules.

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American goalie Jesse Vetter will have to go to the Olympics without a quote from the U.S. Constitution on her mask.

Vetter's original design included a reference from the preamble to the Constitution, including the iconic script of the opening words, "We the People." But International Olympic Committee rules ban any "form of publicity or propaganda, commercial or otherwise," on uniforms.

Artist Ron Slater says he also had to remove the Olympic rings from the chin on his original design.

And Vetter's name also had to go.

He says Vetter got the new mask back last week in time to break it in for next month's Winter Games in Sochi, Russia.

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