Games of the 7 Olympiad,1920
Begin1920-04-20
End1920-09-12
Nations29
Participants2626
Women65
Events154
CityAntwerp, Belgium
  • In less than two years, the First World War, the Olympics resumed.
  • Budapest, Hungary had initially been selected to host the Olympic games over other candidate cities - Amsterdam, Netherlands and Lyon, France.
  • However, as Austro-Hungarian Empire was a German ally in the World War I, Olympic Games 1920 were awarded to Antwerp, Belgium to honor the suffering that had been inflicted on the Belgian people during the First World War.
Antwerp 1920 - Medal Table
1. USA
41
27
27
2. Sweden
19
18
24
15
15
13
4. Finland
15
10
9
5. Belgium
14
11
11
6. Norway
13
9
9
7. Italy
13
5
5
8. France
9
19
13
4
2
5
10. Denmark
3
9
1
3
4
3
12. Canada
3
3
3
2
2
7
14. Estonia
1
2
0
15. Brazil
1
1
1
16. Australia
0
2
1
17. Japan
0
2
0
17. Spain
0
2
0
19. Greece
0
1
0
0
1
0
0
0
2
0
0
1
Games of the 7 Olympiad,1920 - Some interesting facts
  • His Majesty The King Albert I of Belgium officially opened the Olympics 1920.
  • Opening Ceremony of the Games featured the introduction of the Olympic flag, designed in 1913 and contained at least one colour from every nation's flag.
  • Belgian athlete Victor Boin became the first person who read the Olympic oath.
  • Germany and Germany's allies were not allowed to participate in Olympic Games as the aggressors of World War I.
  • Shooter Oscar Swahn from Sweden won silver medal and became the oldest medalist ever. He was 72.
The 1920 Olympic Games
Poster and Medals