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1920 Summer Olympics

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The Games of the VII Olympiad were held in 1920 in Antwerp, Belgium. The city was chosen 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.

Games of the VII Olympiad
Nations participating29
Athletes participating2,669 (2,591 men, 78 women)
Events154 in 22 sports
Opening ceremoniesApril 20, 1920
Closing ceremoniesSeptember 12, 1920
Officially opened byAlbert I of Belgium
Athlete's OathVictor Boin
Judge's Oathnot applicable
Olympic Torchnot applicable
StadiumOlympisch Stadion
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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 made its Olympic debut.

Medals awarded

Medal count

(Host nation in bold.)

Top medal-collecting nations:
(for the full table, see 1920 Summer Olympics medal count)

1920 Summer Olympics medal count
Pos Country Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 United States 41 27 27 95
2 Sweden 19 20 25 64
3 Great Britain 15 15 13 43
4 Missing image
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Finland
15 10 9 34
5 Belgium 14 11 11 36
6 Norway 13 9 9 31
7 Missing image
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Italy
13 5 5 23
8 France 9 19 13 41
9 Netherlands 4 2 5 11
10 Denmark 3 9 1 13

See also

External links


Olympic Games
Summer Olympic Games
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Winter Olympic Games
1924 | 1928 | 1932 | 1936 | (1940)² | (1944)² | 1948 | 1952 | 1956 | 1960 | 1964 | 1968 | 1972 | 1976 | 1980 | 1984 | 1988 | 1992 | 1994 | 1998 | 2002 | 2006 | 2010 | 2014 | 2018
¹Not currently recognised as official by the IOC.     ²Cancelled due to war.
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