Twelve crying babies vie with each other for the honours in a novel contest which includes a crawling race, milk drinking contest -- and a diaper changing marathon.
TOKYO, JAPAN February 15, 1958 (REUTERS - S IWAMURA)
G.V. Mothers with their babies, sign "Annual Baby Olympics 1958"
L.V. Mothers carrying their babies.
S.V. Judges, Mrs.Shigeko Rigashikuni and next to her, Mr.Douglas MacArthur.
S.C.U.Pan. Father teasing his baby with bottle of milk, pan to another baby looking on.
G.V. Mothers feeding babies, in milk drinking contest.
S.C.U. Baby lying down drinking his milk.
C.U. Two mothers feeding babies, one pushes bottle way.
T.G.V. The contest, choosing the winner.
C.V. The winner with mother holding award. (Changing contest)
L.V. Air Hostess's changing babies napies.
S.C.U. Judges, Mrs.Rigashikuni on left and Mr.MacArthur.
L.V. Start of crawling competition.
T.S.V. Baby crawling towards mother, she picks him up.
C.U. The winner, 17mths old James D. KUN.
Background: Twelve crying babies vie with each other for the honours in a novel contest which includes a crawling race, milk drinking contest -- and a diaper changing marathon.
The little tots, all between the ages of eight months and a year and a half, are participating in the annual Baby olympics sponsored by five international airlines and a travel agency -- Air India, International, Civil Air Transport (China), Pan American Airways, Thai Airways, World Wide Travel Ltd., and Japan Airlines.
The babies are chosen from each of the five airlines.
Chief judge of the contest is Mrs. Shigeko Rigashikuni, eldest daughter of Emperor Hirohito. Other judges are the wives of the Ambassadors of Nationalist China, Thailand, India and the U.S.A.
All babies participating in the three-event competition will receive a year's supply of a unique pacifier from the United States called Babyrok. The company manufacturing the new type of nipple will also give a special award to the baby winning the milk-drinking contest.