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Olympic Oath

The Olympic Oath is taken by one athlete and one official at the opening ceremony of each Olympic Games.

The athlete, a representative from the team of the organizing country, holds a corner of the Olympic Flag while reciting the following oath:

In the name of all the competitors I promise that we shall take part in these Olympic Games, respecting and abiding by the rules which govern them, committing ourselves to a sport without doping and without drugs, in the true spirit of sportsmanship, for the glory of sport and the honor of our teams.

The official, also from the organizing country, holds a corner of the Olympic flag and recites the following, slightly different, oath:

In the name of all the judges and officials, I promise that we shall officiate in these Olympic Games with complete impartiality, respecting and abiding by the rules which govern them in the true spirit of sportsmanship.