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IOC allow Statue of Liberty on USA hockey helmets; Russian symbols still banned

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) will allow The US Olympic Women’s Ice Hockey goaltenders to wear helmets depicting the Statue of Liberty, despite concerns that they may violate IOC rules on national symbols. Goalies Nicole Hensley and Alex Rigsby both have custom-made masks for the ongoing PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games emblazoned with the image of the iconic statue in ...

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Taking Liberties: USA hockey goalies may be forced to remove statue masks

The US Olympic Women’s Ice Hockey Team are working with the IOC to see whether their goalies at the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Games will be forced to remove their masks with the image of the Statue of Liberty. Goalies Nicole Hensley and Alex Rigsby will wait to see if their goalkeeper’s masks featuring the image of the iconic statue in ...

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‘Red God:’ Stalin statue erected in Berlin street… to recreate the past (VIDEO)

Germans have decided to turn back time it seems by placing a giant statue of Soviet leader Joseph Stalin on a Berlin street that used to bear his name. Stalin’s “comeback,” however, proved short-lived. Berlin residents had a blast from the past when they stumbled upon a huge statue of Stalin on one of the city’s eastern streets, where a ...

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Old Giza! Egypt relocates giant 3,000yo statue of pharaoh Ramses II (VIDEO)

Secured in a specially designed iron frame and followed by a crowd of engineers and journalists, a gigantic ancient statue of pharaoh Ramses II has been carefully moved 400 meters to its new home in a brand new museum. The 12-meter high colossus, weighing over 80 tons, was carried on the back of two huge trailer beds. Even the road ...

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Britain’s hilarious reaction as Trump shuns London… including a lookalike statue

President Donald Trump may have shunned London by canceling his upcoming visit to open the US embassy – but anyone passing by the £1 billion building today will have seen The Donald outside. Quick thinkers at Madame Tussauds joined Britons’ hilarious reaction to the news by sending in their waxwork of the 45th president on Friday. A life-sized Trump statue ...

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‘Looks like Susan Boyle’ – Maradona statue ‘likeness’ panned by football fans

Published time: 12 Dec, 2017 14:24 Edited time: 12 Dec, 2017 14:36 Argentine football icon Diego Maradona traveled to India to unveil a statue of himself that bears a rather poor resemblance to the 1986 World Cup-winning captain. Maradona, 57, donned traditional Indian dress to reveal the statue at a charity event in Kolkata. The 12-foot-high sculpture depicts the legendary ...

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Sisters no more: Japanese city drops San Francisco over ‘comfort women’ statue

The city of Osaka in Japan has said it will end its 60-year relationship with San Francisco after the California city approved a statue commemorating the “comfort women.” The sex slaves were used in Japanese military brothels during World War II. “This is highly regrettable,” said Osaka Mayor Hirofumi Yoshimura, according to Reuters, describing Wednesday’s endorsement by San Francisco Mayor ...

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Bizarre cock-up of Catholic school’s statue sparks apology (IMAGES)

Published time: 22 Nov, 2017 16:40 A jaw-dropping design oversight has forced a Catholic school in Australia to cover up a statue erected in honor of a medieval saint. Officials at Blackfriars Priory in Adelaide, South Australia, spotted the blunder after the unveiling of its depiction of St Martin de Porres giving a child a loaf of bread. However, when ...

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40K sign petition to ‘defend the cross’ on Polish pope’s statue in France

Published time: 2 Nov, 2017 20:34 Edited time: 2 Nov, 2017 20:34 An online petition, launched in a bid to save the cross on a monument to a Polish pontiff in a Breton town, has garnered more than 38,000 signatures. It followed a French court ordering the cross removed, since it goes against a national secularism law. “We oppose the ...

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Columbus statue in Central Park vandalized: '#Somethingscoming'

Vandals defaced a statue of Christopher Columbus in Central Park early Tuesday. “Hate will not be tolerated,” the graffiti reads. “#Somethingscoming.” Police cordoned off the 125-year-old statue near 65th St. Transverse and Center Drive and are investigating. Statues of Columbus have become targets in the wake of the movement to remove statues of Confederate generals around the country. The famed ...

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