1920 Summer Olympics

Games of the VII Olympiad, in Antwerp, Belgium

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
1920 olympics poster.jpg
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 nationsEdit

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

Related pagesEdit


Countries at the 1920 Olympics
  1. Findling, John E. (2004). Encyclopedia of the Modern Olympic Movement. Greenwood. p. 74. ISBN 9780313322785.
  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.

Other websitesEdit

  Media related to 1920 Summer Olympics at Wikimedia Commons