The Olympic Serment is pronounced by an athlete and a referee at the time of the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games. The athlete and the referee, who are organizing country, hold a corner of the Olympic Drapeau while they pronounce the oath.
Oath of the athleteIn the name of all the competitors, I promise that we will take part in these Olympic Games by complying with and following the rules which govern them, by engaging us for a sport without doping and drugs, in a chivalrous spirit, for the glory of the sport and the honor of our teams.
Oath of the referee
In the name of all the judges and official, I promise that we will fulfill our functions during these Olympic Games in any impartiality, while respecting and while following the rules which govern them, in a spirit of sportivity.
The Olympic oath, written by Pierre de Coubertin was pronounced for the first time by an athlete with the Olympic Games of summer of 1920 with Antwerp. The first oath pronounced by a referee was it at the time of the Olympic Games of summer of 1972 with Munich.
The text of the oath slightly evolved/moved with the wire of time. The words concerning doping were added for the Olympic Games of summer of 2000.
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