1920 Summer Olympics

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Games of the VII Olympiad

Host city Antwerp, Belgium
Nations participating 29
Athletes participating 2,626
(2,561 men, 65 women)
Events 154 in 22 sports
Opening ceremony April 20, 1920
Closing ceremony September 12, 1920
Officially opened by Albert I of Belgium
Athlete's Oath Victor Boin
Stadium Olympisch Stadion

The 1920 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the VII Olympiad, were held in 1920 in Antwerp, Belgium. The city was chosen in April 1919 to memorialize Belgium for its suffering in World War I, beating out Amsterdam and Lyon for the right to hold the games. The 1916 Olympics were scheduled to be held in Berlin but were canceled due to the fighting in World War I. Germany, Austria, Hungary, Bulgaria and Turkey were not invited due to their part in the war.

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[edit] Highlights

  • These Olympics were the first in which the Olympic Oath was uttered, the first in which doves were released to symbolize peace, and was the first time the Olympic Flag was flown.
  • The USA won 41 Gold, 27 Silver, and 27 Bronze medals, the most won by any of the 29 nations attending. Sweden, Great Britain, Finland and Belgium round out the top 5 medal winning nations.
  • Nedo Nadi won 5 gold medals in the fencing events.
  • At the age of 72, Sweden's running deer double-shot event champion Oscar Swahn won in the team event to become the oldest Olympic champion ever.

[edit] Medals awarded

[edit] Demonstration sport

[edit] Participating nations

A total of 29 nations participated in the Antwerp Games. Brazil, Czechoslovakia, Estonia, Monaco, New Zealand, and Yugoslavia competed as nations at the Olympic Games for the first time.

[edit] Medal count

These are the top ten nations that won medals at the 1920 Games.

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Image:US flag 48 stars.svg United States 41272795
2 Image:Flag of Sweden.svg Sweden 19182461
3 Image:Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Great Britain 15151343
4 Image:Flag of Finland (bordered).svg Finland 1510934
5 Image:Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Belgium (host nation) 14111136
6 Image:Flag of Norway.svg Norway 139931
7 Image:Flag of Italy (1861-1946).svg Italy 135523
8 Image:Flag of France.svg France 9191341
9 Image:Flag of the Netherlands.svg Netherlands 42511
10 Image:Flag of Denmark.svg Denmark 39113

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1920 Summer Olympics

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