Just one more thing to shake your head about at the Sochi Olympic Games.

Australian snowboarder Torah Bright posted this to Instagram about the IOC banning helmet tributes to dead Canadian skier Sarah Burke.

Tonight marks the beginning of the 2014 Olympic Games. I am at these Olympics for multiple reason. Firstly, to represent my country and share with the world the sport which has blessed my life with beauty and joy. I am also here to honor my great friend Sarah Burke who left this world two years ago. I ride with a Sarah sticker on my snowboard and helmet always. The IOC however, consider Sarah stickers "a political statement" and have banned them. WOW. Sarah is a beautiful, talented, powerful women, who's spirit inspires me still. She is a big reason why skier pipe/slope are now Olympic events. Lastly, My dear friends lost their first born yesterday. Neena and Andy your strength overwhelms me. More than anything, I wish I was there with you, to support you in love, as you have done for me through my own hardships. I will draw from your strength and do what I need to do. With an aching heart, I board... For your beautiful Indira. #godbewithyou

Burke died in January of 2012 as the result of injuries sustained during a training accident. A freestyle skier, Burke was partly responsible for getting halfpipe skiing added to the Olympics -- the sport is making its debut in Sochi.

But tributes to her are a "political statement." Welcome to Sochi.

Earlier on HuffPost:

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  • Sarah Burke

    Sarah Burke of Canada skis to seventh place in the halfpipe finals of the FIS Freestyle World Cup at the VISA US Freeskiing Grand Prix on December 9, 2011 in Copper Mountain, Colorado.

  • Men's and Women's FIS Freestyle World Cup Halfpipe Finals

    Sarah Burke of Canada prepares for halfpipe finals as she finished seventh in the FIS Freestyle World Cup at the VISA US Freeskiing Grand Prix on December 9, 2011 in Copper Mountain, Colorado.

  • Canadian Sarah Burke jubilates on the po

    Canadian Sarah Burke jubilates on the podium after winning the men's freestyle superpipe World Cup, and the Globe de Cristal 2011, on March 20, 2011, in La Plagne, French Alps.

  • FIS Freestyle Skiing World Cup - Men and Women's Half Pipe

    Sarah Burke of Canada takes 1st place during the FIS Freestyle World Cup Men's and Women's Halfpipe on March 20, 2011 in La Plagne, France.

  • 32nd Annual Salute To Women In Sports - Inside

    Skier Sarah Burke attends the 32nd Annual Salute To Women In Sports Gala at Cipriani Wall Street on October 19, 2011 in New York City.

  • 32nd Annual Salute To Women In Sports - Inside

    Skier Sarah Burke attends the 32nd Annual Salute To Women In Sports Gala at Cipriani Wall Street on October 19, 2011 in New York City.

  • The 2011 ESPY Awards - Arrivals

    Skier Sarah Burke arrives at The 2011 ESPY Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on July 13, 2011 in Los Angeles, California.

  • The 2011 ESPY Awards - Arrivals

    Skier Sarah Burke arrives at The 2011 ESPY Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on July 13, 2011 in Los Angeles, California.

  • FIS Freestyle Skiing World Cup - Men and Women's Half Pipe

    Sarah Burke of Canada takes 1st place during the FIS Freestyle World Cup Men's and Women's Halfpipe on March 20, 2011 in La Plagne, France.

  • FIS Freestyle Skiing World Cup - Men and Women's Half Pipe

    Sarah Burke of Canada takes 1st place during the FIS Freestyle World Cup Men's and Women's Halfpipe on March 20, 2011 in La Plagne, France.

  • FIS Freestyle Skiing World Cup - Men and Women's Half Pipe

    Sarah Burke of Canada takes 1st place during the FIS Freestyle World Cup Men's and Women's Halfpipe on March 20, 2011 in La Plagne, France.

  • FIS Freestyle Skiing World Cup - Men and Women's Half Pipe

    Sarah Burke of Canada takes 1st place during the FIS Freestyle World Cup Men's and Women's Halfpipe on March 20, 2011 in La Plagne, France.

  • FIS Freestyle Skiing World Cup - Men and Women's Half Pipe

    LA PLAGNE, FRANCE - MARCH 20: (FRANCE OUT) Sarah Burke of Canada takes 1st place during the FIS Freestyle World Cup Men's and Women's Halfpipe on March 20, 2011 in La Plagne, France. (Photo by Christophe Pallot/Agence Zoom/Getty Images)

  • FIS Freestyle Skiing World Cup - Men and Women's Half Pipe

    LA PLAGNE, FRANCE - MARCH 20: (FRANCE OUT) Sarah Burke of Canada takes 1st place during the FIS Freestyle World Cup Men's and Women's Halfpipe on March 20, 2011 in La Plagne, France. (Photo by Christophe Pallot/Agence Zoom/Getty Images)

  • FIS Freestyle Skiing World Cup - Men and Women's Half Pipe

    LA PLAGNE, FRANCE - MARCH 20: (FRANCE OUT) Sarah Burke of Canada takes 1st place, Devin Logan of USA takes 2nd place, Anais Caradeux of France takes 3rd place during the FIS Freestyle World Cup Men's and Women's Halfpipe on March 20, 2011 in La Plagne, France. (Photo by Christophe Pallot/Agence Zoom/Getty Images)

  • Canadian Sarah Burke competes during the

    Canadian Sarah Burke competes during the Ladies' freestyle skiing halfpipe final as part of the FIS free style World Cup on March 20, 2011 in the French ski resort of La Plagne. Burke won the event. AFP PHOTO / JEAN-PIERRE CLATOT (Photo credit should read JEAN-PIERRE CLATOT/AFP/Getty Images)

  • (LtoR) French Anais Caradeux, Canadian S

    (LtoR) French Anais Caradeux, Canadian Sarah Burke and US Davin Logan pose on the podium after women's Ski Superpipe final of the European Winter X-Games, on March 18, 2011 in the French Alps ski resort of Tignes. Burke won the event ahead of Caradeux and Logan. AFP PHOTO / JEAN-PIERRE CLATOT (Photo credit should read JEAN-PIERRE CLATOT/AFP/Getty Images)

  • FIS Freestyle World Ski Championships

    PARK CITY, UT - FEBRUARY 05: Sarah Burke #18 of Canada competes in the Ladies' Half Pipe final at the FIS Freestyle World Championships at Park City Mountain Resort on February 5, 2011 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

  • 30th Annual Salute To Women In Sports Awards - Inside

    NEW YORK - OCTOBER 13: Skier Sarah Burke speaks onstage during the 30th Annual Salute To Women In Sports Awards at The Waldorf=Astoria on October 13, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images for the Women�s Sports Foundation)

  • 30th Annual Salute To Women In Sports Awards - Red Carpet

    NEW YORK - OCTOBER 13: Skier Sarah Burke attends the 30th Annual Salute To Women In Sports Awards at The Waldorf=Astoria on October 13, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images for the Women�s Sports Foundation)

  • Winter X Games Day 2

    ASPEN, CO - JANUARY 23: Sarah Burke participates in the Women's Skiing Superpipe Final on her way to winning the gold during Winter X Games 13 January 23, 2009 at Buttermilk Mountain in Aspen, Colorado. (Photo by Jonathan Moore/Getty Images)

  • Winter X Games Day 2

    ASPEN, CO - JANUARY 23: Sarah Burke of Whistler, Canada poses with her gold medal after winning the Women's Skiing Superpipe at Winter X Games 13 on Buttermilk Mountain on January 23, 2009 in Aspen, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

  • Winter X Games Day 2

    ASPEN, CO - JANUARY 23: Sarah Burke celebrates after winning the gold in the Women's Skiing Superpipe Final during Winter X Games 13 January 23, 2009 at Buttermilk Mountain in Aspen, Colorado. (Photo by Jonathan Moore/Getty Images)

  • Winter X Games Day 2

    ASPEN, CO - JANUARY 23: Sarah Burke of Whistler, Canada celebrates as she takes the podium after winning the gold medal in the Women's Skiing Superpipe at Winter X Games 13 on Buttermilk Mountain on January 23, 2009 in Aspen, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

  • Sarah Burke celebrates on the podium after her victory during the Ladies' freestyle skiing halfpipe final as part of the FIS free style World Cup on March 20, 2011 in the French ski resort of La Plagne. Burke won the event. (JEAN-PIERRE CLATOT/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Sarah Burke arrives at the premiere of ESPN Films & Walt Disney Pictures' 'X Games 3D: The Movie' held at Nokia Theatre LA Live on July 30, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

  • Sarah Burke, snowboarders Torah Bright and Hannah Teter attend the 29th annual Salute to Women in Sports Awards presented by the Women's Sports Foundation at The Waldorf-Astoria Hotel on October 14, 2008 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images for WSF)