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The U.S. Women's Olympic Hockey Team Was Almost Forced To Ditch Their 'Political' Helmets

The U.S. Women's Olympic Hockey Team Was Almost Forced To Ditch Their 'Political' Helmets
Updated 3 months ago

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) was very close to forcing Team USA's Women's Ice Hockey goalies to take off their helmets, which they were concerned might be too "political."

Most Twitter users thought this line of thought was silly.

The IOC rules were pretty clear on the issue:

The committee decided to allow Team USA's goalies to keep their helmets, and Americans breathed a sigh of relief.

Getting to keep their helmets must have boosted Team USA's patriotic mojo, because they went on to defeat the Olympic Athletes of Russia 5-0. You can next see them in the Women's Ice Hockey semi-finals on February 15!