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1920 Summer Olympics

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 of Belgium[?]
Athlete's OathVictor Boin[?]
Judge's Oathnot applicable
Olympic Torchnot applicable

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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.

Medals Awarded

Medal Count

PosCountry GoldSilver BronzeTotal
1United States 41272795
2Sweden 19202564
3Great Britain 15151343
4Finland 1510934
5Belgium 14111136
6Norway 139931
7Italy 135523
8France 9191341
9Netherlands 42511
10Denmark 39113
11South Africa 34310
12Canada 3339
13Switzerland 22711
14Estonia 1203
15Brazil 1113
16Australia 0213
17Spain 0202
18Japan 0202
19Luxembourg 0101
20Greece 0101
21Czechoslovakia 0022
22New Zealand 0011
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