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Encyclopedia > 1920 Summer Olympics
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
Closing ceremony September 12
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 1920 Games were awarded to Antwerp to honor the suffering that had been inflicted on the Belgian people during the war.[1] Image File history File links Poster of the 1920 olympic games. ... For other uses, see Antwerp (disambiguation). ... is the 110th day of the year (111th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 255th day of the year (256th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Albert I (April 8, 1875 – February 17, 1934) was the third King of the Belgians. ... The Olympic Oath is taken by an athlete and a judge at the opening ceremonies of the Olympic Games. ... Victor Boin (born February 28, 1886 - died March 31, 1974) was a Belgian freestyle swimmer, water polo player, and épée fencer who competed in the 1908 Summer Olympics in the 1912 Summer Olympics, and in the 1920 Summer Olympics. ... Montreals Olympic Stadium The Olympic Stadium is the name usually given to the big centrepiece stadium of the Summer Olympic Games. ... The Olympisch Stadion was built as the main stadium for the 1920 Summer Olympics in Antwerp. ... 1920 (MCMXX) was a leap year starting on Thursday. ... For other uses, see Antwerp (disambiguation). ...


The 1916 Summer Olympics, to be held in the German Empire capital Berlin had been canceled. The Aftermath of World War I and the Paris Peace Conference, 1919 affected the Olympic Games not only due to new states being created, but also by sanctions against the nations that lost the war and received the blame for starting it. The Games of the VI Olympiad were to have been held in 1916 in Berlin, Germany. ... For German colonial territories, see German Colonial Empire. ... This article is about the capital of Germany. ... Woodrow Wilson and the American peace commissioners during the negotiations on the Treaty of Versailles. ... Map of the World with the Participants in World War I. The Allies are depicted in green, the Central Powers in orange, and neutral countries in grey. ...


Budapest had initially won to host the 1920 games over Amsterdam and Lyon, but as the Austro-Hungarian Empire had been a German ally in the First World War, not only the right to host the Games was stripped in April 1919 from the now independent Hungary, but also the right to participate, along with other Central Powers allies Germany, Austria, Bulgaria and Turkey. Germany, which unlike other remained banned until 1925, instead hosted a series of games called Deutsche Kampfspiele, starting with the Winter edition of 1922 that predated the first Winter Olympics. For other uses, see Budapest (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Amsterdam (disambiguation). ... This article is about the French city. ... Official languages Latin, German, Hungarian Established church Roman Catholic Capital & Largest City Vienna pop. ... European military alliances in 1914. ... Deutscher Olympischer Sportbund (DOSB, German Olympic Sports Confederation) was founded on 20 May 2006 by a merger of the Deutscher Sportbund (DSB), and the Nationales Olympisches Komitee für Deutschland (NOK) which dates back 1895, the year it was founded and recognized as NOC by the IOC. Seated in Frankfurt...

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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.
  • The Games also featured a week of winter sports, with figure skating and ice hockey making their Olympic debut.
  • Duke Kahanamoku retained the 100m swimming title he won before the war.
  • 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.
  • 23 year old Paavo Nurmi won the 10,000 and 8,000 meter cross country, took another gold in team cross country, and a silver in 5,000 meter run. His contributions for Finland broke the U.S. dominance record in track and field with 9 medals.

The Olympic Oath is taken by an athlete and a judge at the opening ceremonies of the Olympic Games. ... This article needs copyediting (checking for proper English spelling, grammar, usage, tone, style, and voice). ... Figure skating is an ice skating sporting event where individuals, mixed couples, or groups perform spins, jumps, and other moves on the ice, often to music. ... Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ... The Big Kahuna redirects here. ... Nedo Nadi (9 July 1894 - 29 January 1940) was an Italian fencer, widely regarded as the most versatile ever. ... Paavo Johannes Nurmi ( ) (June 13, 1897 Turku – October 2, 1973 Helsinki) was a Finnish runner. ...

Medals awarded

Archery at the 1920 Summer Olympics in Antwerp marked the return of the sport after a 12-year absence following it not being contested in the 1912 Summer Olympics and the cancellation of the 1916 Summer Olympics due to World War I. The only competitors were men, and from only... At the 1920 Summer Olympics, 30 athletics events were contested. ... Final results for the Boxing competition at the 1920 Summer Olympics // Medals Results Flyweight (-50. ... The cycling competition at the 1920 Summer Olympics in Antwerp consisted of two road racing events and four track racing events, all for men only. ... At the 1920 Summer Olympics in Antwerp, five diving events were contested. ... The Equestrian Events at the 1920 Antwerp Olympics included Eventing (individual and team medals), Show Jumping (team medals) and Vaulting (team medals). ... At the 1920 Summer Olympics, six fencing events were contested. ... At the 1920 Summer Olympics, three figure skating events were contested. ... In the football tournament at the 1920 Summer Olympics, held in Antwerp, Belgium won the gold medal while Spain won the silver. ... The competition of Gymnastics at the 1920 Summer Olympics was held from August 22 to August 29, 1920, featuring 239 athletes from 11 nations. ... Final results for the Hockey competition at the 1920 Summer Olympics: Only a men competition occurred that year. ... Ice Hockey was introduced to the Olympic Games in the 1920 Summer Olympics. ... The modern pentathlon at the 1920 Summer Olympics. ... Polo returned to the Olympic program at the 1920 Summer Olympics in Antwerp, after not being contested at the 1912 Games. ... Olympic Rowing at the 1920 Summer Olympics, the first Olympics after World War I, was marked by the arrival of future triple Gold Medalists John B. Kelly, Sr. ... Rugby ... At the 1920 Summer Olympics in Antwerp, fourteen events in sailing were contested, a large increase from the four events contested at the previous Games in 1912. ... At the 1920 Summer Olympics in Antwerp, 21 events in shooting were contested. ... At the 1920 Summer Olympics, nine swimming events were contested. ... Final results for the Tennis competition at the 1920 Summer Olympics in Antwerp, Belgium. ... Mens competition British Tug of War star Robert Spear was disqualified in the 1920 Olympics for being too aggressive when he jerked the rope and pulled an opponents arm out of the socket. ... Final results for the water polo tournament at the 1920 Summer Olympics: Categories: | ... Weightlifting returned to the Olympic program at the 1920 Summer Olympics in Antwerp, with competition in five weight classes, for men only. ... At the 1920 Summer Olympics, ten wrestling events were contested, for all men. ...

Demonstration sport

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Participating nations

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A total of 29 nations participated in the Antwerp Games, only one more than in 1912, as Germany, Austria, Hungary, Bulgaria and Turkey were not invited. From the newly created European states, only Estonia took part, and Czechoslovakia, succeeding Bohemia which had sent athletes prior to World War I as part of the Austrian Empire. Yugoslavia, Brazil, Monaco competed as nations at the Olympic Games for the first time. New Zealand, which had competed as part of a combined team with Australia in 1908 and 1912, competed on its own for the first time. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1357x628, 30 KB) Countries which participated in the 1920 Summer Olympics, as listed at the olympic games museum, derived from blank world map. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1357x628, 30 KB) Countries which participated in the 1920 Summer Olympics, as listed at the olympic games museum, derived from blank world map. ... Flag of Bohemia Bohemia (Czech: ; German: ) is a historical region in central Europe, occupying the western and middle thirds of the Czech Republic. ... “The Great War ” redirects here. ... Anthem Volkshymne (Peoples Anthem) The Austrian Empire Capital Vienna Language(s) German Hungarian Romanian Czech Slovakian Slovenian Croatian Serbian Italian Polish Ruthenian Religion Roman Catholic Government Monarchy History  - Established 1804  - Ausgleich 1867 The Crown of the Austrian Emperor The Austrian Empire (German: ) was a modern era successor empire founded... Motto: One nation, one king, one country Anthem: Medley of Bože pravde, Lijepa naÅ¡a domovino, and Naprej zastava slave Capital Belgrade Language(s) Serbo-Croato-Slovenian (see: Serbo-Croat and Slovenian) [1] Government Value specified for government_type does not comply King  - 1918-1921 Peter I  - 1921-1934 Alexander...

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Medal count

These are the top ten nations that won medals at the 1920 Games. This is the full table of the medal count of the 1920 Summer Olympics. ...

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 United States United States 41 27 27 95
2 Sweden Sweden 19 20 25 64
3 Great Britain Great Britain 15 15 13 43
4 Finland Finland 15 10 9 34
5 Belgium Belgium (host nation) 14 11 11 36
6 Norway Norway 13 9 9 31
7 Italy Italy 13 5 5 23
8 France France 9 19 13 41
9 Netherlands Netherlands 4 2 5 11
10 Denmark Denmark 3 9 1 13

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See also

Stamp The International Olympic Committee (French: Comité International Olympique) is an organization based in Lausanne, Switzerland, created by Pierre de Coubertin and Demetrios Vikelas on June 23, 1894. ... The International Olympic Committee (IOC) allocates three-letter country codes to all National Olympic Committees and other groups competing in the Olympic Games. ...

External links

  • IOC Antwerp 1920 Page
Preceded by
Berlin
Summer Olympic Games
Host City

VII Olympiad (1920)
Succeeded by
Paris
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Summer Games: 1896, 1900, 1904, 19061, 1908, 1912, (1916)2, 1920, 1924, 1928, 1932, 1936, (1940)2, (1944)2,3, 1948, 1952, 1956, 1960, 1964, 1968, 1972, 1976, 1980, 1984, 1988, 1992, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016, 2020, 2024, 2028
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1920 Summer Olympics - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (266 words)
The 1920 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the VII Olympiad, were held in 1920 in Antwerp, Belgium.
The 1916 Olympics were scheduled to be held in Berlin but were canceled due to the fighting in World War I. Germany and Hungary were not invited due to their part in the war.
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.
Summer Olympic Games - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (3428 words)
National Olympic Committees may enter a limited number of qualified competitors in each event (3 is a common number), and the NOC decides which qualified competitors to select as representatives in each event if more have attained the benchmark than can be entered.
Four years later the 1900 Summer Olympics attracted more than four times as many athletes, including 11 women, who were allowed to officially compete for the first time, in croquet, golf, sailing, and tennis.
The 2008 Summer Olympics are to be held in Beijing, China.
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