The Olympic Oath.
The ceremony of athletes taking the Olympic oath is becoming part of the proceedings at many national sports gatherings in New Zealand. With
(Photo. James Reid, Hamilton.)
A “J” class locomotive (No. 261) used on the Frankton-Rotorua express during the “nineties. The staff, left to right, are, W. Crowley (Train Examiner); B. Carter (Cleaner); J. Kneally (Fireman); and G. Thompson (Driver).
uplifted right arm one athlete mounts a dais and recites the oath: “We swear that we will take part in the Olympic Games in loyal competition, respecting the regulations which govern them and desirous of participating in them for the honour of our country and for the glory of sport.” Truly a fine vow to take, but it is a moot point if such an imposing oath should be permitted for any but the most important of international sporting gatherings—the Olympic Games.