1920 Summer Olympics

games of the VII Olympiad, celebrated in Antwerp, Belgium, in 1920

The 1920 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the VII Olympiad, were held at Antwerp in Belgium.[3]

Games of the VII Olympiad
Poster for the 1920 Summer Olympics
Host cityAntwerp, Belgium
Athletes2,626 (2,561 men, 65 women)
Events156 in 22 sports (29 disciplines)
Opening14 August[1]
Closing12 September
Opened by
StadiumOlympisch Stadion
Stockholm 1912
Berlin 1916
Paris 1924
Chamonix 1924
Olympics poster, 1920

The games were a financial strain for the host country and the participants. The events were not well attended.[4]

Participating nations


A total of 22 nations sent athletes to compete at the Antwerp games.[5]



Countries at the 1920 Olympics
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  2. "Factsheet - Opening Ceremony of the Games f the Olympiad" (PDF) (Press release). International Olympic Committee. September 13, 2013. Archived (PDF) from the original on 14 August 2016. Retrieved 22 December 2018.
  3. Sports Reference.com (SR/Olympics), "1920 Antwerpen Summer Games" Archived 2020-05-05 at the Wayback Machine; retrieved 2012-7-23.
  4. Zarnowski, C. Frank. "A Look at Olympic Costs," Archived 2018-12-25 at the Wayback Machine Citius, Altius, Fortius (US). Summer 1992, Vol. 1, Issue 1, p. 20-21 [5-6 of 17 PDF]; retrieved 2012-7-24.
  5. Taking part in the games for the first time were Czechoslovakia, Brazil, Estonia, Finland, Monaco, New Zealand and Yugoslavia.

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