Host City: Antwerpen, Belgium
Venue(s): Olympic Stadium, Antwerpen
Date Started: August 26, 1920
Date Finished: August 26, 1920
Format: This consisted of eleven calisthenic-like exercises. Points for each exercise by the team were given by six judges on a 0-20 scale. In addition, each of the eleven exercises had a degree of difficulty coefficient. Finally each judge gave a twelth score for esthetics and precision of performance. Each judge gave up to 1,500 points. Average of six judge's scores determined team score.
In the team competition, Swedish system, there were teams from Denmark, Sweden, and Belgium, and six judges, two each from Denmark, Sweden, and Belgium. The Danish and Swedish judges favored their own teams in the scoring. The Belgian team was obviously not of the class of the two Scandanavian teams, and the Belgium judges did rank them third. However, both Belgian judges preferred the Swedes to the Danes, and Sweden thus won the gold medal.