The Olympic Games of 1912 were held in Stockholm. Members of the US team made the Atlantic crossing on a boat specifically chartered for them by Colonel Robert Thompson, president of the US Olympic Committee, member of the International Olympic Committee and president of the New York Athletic Club. Among the famed athletes on board were Jim Thorpe, Pat McDonald, Ralph Rose and Duke Kahanamoku. The team all signed this US flag, rendering it a unique and priceless Olympic artifact. It was at the 1912 Games that Thorpe won both the pentathlon and decathlon, prompting King Gustav of Sweden to say, "Sir, you are the greatest athlete in the world." Thorpe famously replied, "Thanks, King."