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MILLER ORDERED TO REMOVE SLOGAN

Tuesday, 02.16.2010 / 10:14 AM / Olympic Winter Games
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MILLER ORDERED TO REMOVE SLOGAN
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U.S. goaltenders Ryan Miller  and Jonathan Quick  have to cover or remove some words from their helmets that are in violation of International Olympic Committee rules.

Miller had "Miller Time" on the back of his helmet on Monday during practice and Jonathan Quick's helmet has "Support Our Troops" adorned on his mask.

Szymon Szemberg, spokesman for the International Ice Hockey Federation, confirmed both players will be told to take those messages off their equipment because it's the governing bodies' task to enforce IOC rule No. 51 that bars advertising, demonstrations and propaganda.

"We're going to meet with USA Hockey tonight to see what their thoughts are," said Bob Condron, spokesman for the U.S. Olympic Committee. "We don't know if it's a federation or a USOC situation."

The Americans will play their first game of the Olympics on Tuesday against Switzerland.

Earlier Monday, Miller acknowledged knowing about the rules that prohibit corporate sponsorships at the Olympics, but went ahead and had "Miller Time" painted on the mask he designed for the Vancouver Games. Miller said he had been informed to get rid of the tag line because it's a slogan for a beer maker.

"Just having fun," Miller said with a wink.

But he's upset officials are also taking issue with the words "Matt Man" on his helmet because that pays tribute to a cousin, Matt Schoals, who died of cancer.

"I'm going to stand up for that," Miller vowed.

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