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1920 Antwerpen Summer Games

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Host City: Antwerpen, Belgium (April 23, 1920 to September 12, 1920)
Opening Ceremony: August 14, 1920 (opened by King Albert)
Taker of the Olympic Oath: Victor Boin (athlete)
Closing Ceremony: August 30, 1920
Events: 158 in 25 sports

Participants: 2,675 (2,597 men and 78 women) from 29 countries
Youngest Participant: SWE Nils Skoglund (14 years, 8 days)
Oldest Participant: SWE Oscar Swahn (72 years, 281 days)
Most Medals (Athlete): USA Willis Lee and USA Lloyd Spooner (7 medals)
Most Medals (Country): USA United States (95 medals)

Overview

The 1916 Olympics were scheduled to be held in Berlin but had to be cancelled because of World War I. The War was only over a year when the 1920 Olympics were awarded to war-ravaged Belgium. Coubertin decided that, though the war would be over less than two years, the VIIth Olympiad should be celebrated as scheduled. Although the Games were decidedly austere, the Belgian people and organizing committee did an amazing job in preparing for the Games on such short notice.

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Country Medal Leaders

Rk Country Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 United States 41 27 27 95
2 Sweden 19 20 25 64
3 Great Britain 14 16 13 43
4 Belgium 16 12 14 42
5 France 9 20 13 42
6 Finland 15 10 9 34
7 Norway 13 10 9 32
8 Italy 14 6 5 25
9 Denmark 3 9 1 13
10 Netherlands 4 2 5 11
11 Switzerland 2 2 7 11
12 South Africa 3 4 3 10
13 Canada 3 3 3 9
14 Estonia 1 2 0 3
15 Brazil 1 1 1 3
16 Australia 0 2 1 3
17 Spain 0 2 0 2
18 Japan 0 2 0 2
19 Czechoslovakia 0 0 2 2
20 Greece 0 1 0 1
21 Luxembourg 0 1 0 1
22 New Zealand 0 0 1 1

Athlete Medal Leaders

Rk Athlete Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Willis Lee (USA) 5 1 1 7
2 Lloyd Spooner (USA) 4 1 2 7
3 Hubert Van Innis (BEL) 4 2 0 6
4 Carl Osburn (USA) 4 1 1 6
5 Nedo Nadi (ITA) 5 0 0 5
6 Otto Olsen (NOR) 3 2 0 5
7 Larry Nuesslein (USA) 2 1 2 5
8 Julien Brulé (FRA) 1 3 1 5
9 Aldo Nadi (ITA) 3 1 0 4
10 Paavo Nurmi (FIN) 3 1 0 4
11 Dennis Fenton (USA) 3 0 1 4
12 Louis Van De Perck (BEL) 2 2 0 4
13 Léonce Quentin (FRA) 0 3 1 4
14 Østen Østensen (NOR) 0 2 2 4
15 Eric Backman (SWE) 0 1 3 4
16 Edmond Cloetens (BEL) 3 0 0 3
17 Edmond Van Moer (BEL) 3 0 0 3
18 Ole Lilloe-Olsen (NOR) 3 0 0 3
19 Bud Fisher (USA) 3 0 0 3
20 Karl Frederick (USA) 3 0 0 3
21 Joe Jackson (USA) 3 0 0 3
22 Ollie Schriver (USA) 3 0 0 3
23 Ethelda Bleibtrey (USA) 3 0 0 3
24 Norman Ross (USA) 3 0 0 3
25 Alphonse Allaert (BEL) 2 1 0 3
26 Edmond De Knibber (BEL) 2 1 0 3
27 Jérôme De Mayer (BEL) 2 1 0 3
28 Louis Delcon (BEL) 2 1 0 3
29 Louis Fierens (BEL) 2 1 0 3
30 Louis Van Beeck (BEL) 2 1 0 3
31 Pierre Van Thielt (BEL) 2 1 0 3
32 Albert Hill (GBR) 2 1 0 3
33 Morris Kirksey (USA) 2 1 0 3
34 Charley Paddock (USA) 2 1 0 3
35 Firmin Flamand (BEL) 2 0 1 3
36 Joseph Hermans (BEL) 2 0 1 3
37 Suzanne Lenglen (FRA) 2 0 1 3
38 Einar Liberg (NOR) 2 0 1 3
39 Harald Natvig (NOR) 2 0 1 3
40 Al Lane (USA) 2 0 1 3
41 Kitty McKane (GBR) 1 1 1 3
42 Bevil Rudd (RSA) 1 1 1 3
43 Hugo Johansson (SWE) 1 0 2 3
44 Frances Schroth (USA) 1 0 2 3
45 Léon Epin (FRA) 0 2 1 3
46 Pascal Fauvel (FRA) 0 2 1 3
47 Eugène Grisot (FRA) 0 2 1 3
48 Paul Leroy (FRA) 0 2 1 3
49 Arthur Mabillon (FRA) 0 2 1 3
50 Eugène Richez (FRA) 0 2 1 3
51 Georges Trombert (FRA) 0 2 1 3
52 Albert Helgerud (NOR) 0 2 1 3
53 Olaf Sletten (NOR) 0 2 1 3
54 Fredric Landelius (SWE) 0 2 1 3
55 Alf Swahn (SWE) 0 2 1 3
56 Ettore Caffaratti (ITA) 0 1 2 3
57 Magnus Wegelius (FIN) 0 1 2 3
58 Mauritz Eriksson (SWE) 0 1 2 3
59 Fritz Kuchen (SUI) 0 0 3 3

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