Sport: The Olympics

"Let the flame of deep religious passion enkindle your souls, as this alone can maintain a high tradition for the Olympic Games and realize their sublime ideal."—Baron Pierre De Coubertin, at the opening of the IXth Olympiad in Amsterdam, Holland, last week. It was he who was chiefly responsible for the revival of modern Olympiades in 1896. "Once again it's America against the world."—Typical statement in U. S. newspapers. And so the IXth Olympiad opened in Amsterdam's red brick stadium in the presence of Prince Consort Henry and Master of Ceremonies Baron A. Schimmelpenninck Van...