Sport: Ungodly

A bill asking for a million florin ($400,000) appropriation to finance the 1928 Olympic Games, introduced last month (TIME, Apr. 6), was defeated by 48 to 36 in the Lower House of the States-General (Parliament) at The Hague.

Catholic and Calvinist deputies joined forces against the Liberal and Socialist supporters of the Government, called the games "heathenish." One deputy hoped that the Netherlands would never again enter the Olympics in which, said he, "nothing worthy is done for the glory of God."

The defeat of the bill means that no parliamentary action can...

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