Thursday, July 26, 2012

The Olympic oath

"In the name of all competitors, I promise that we shall take part in these Olympic Games, respecting and abiding by the rules that govern them, in the true spirit of sportsmanship, for the glory of sport and the honour of our teams."

Written by Baron de Coubertin, the oath is taken by an athlete from the host nation while holding a corner of the Olympic flag. The athletes' oath was first taken by Belgian fencer Victor Boin at the 1920 Antwerp Games.


  1. Well read, Jake!

    Remind me to give you two green cards for this. You express the words and punctuation with well-timed clarity.

  2. Well done Jake. I like that you put who wrote it, and great recording.