Host City: Antwerpen, Belgium
Venue(s): Olympic Stadium, Antwerpen
Date Started: August 27, 1920
Date Finished: August 27, 1920
Format: Teams could consist of from 24 to 60 competitors. The exercises lasted one hour and were on the apparatuses of the team's choice and the exercises were all optional. Fifty points were given for performance and an additional ten points was given for the number of participants on a team. Thus the highest possible score was 60 points per team. There were two judges and their scores were averaged to determine the final score.
In the team competition, free method, there were only two teams entered: a Danish and a Norwegian team. The two judges, Clod Hansen of Denmark, and Johannes Dahl of Norway, were from the same nations and their scores differed widely. Hansen and Dahl marked their own teams about equally, but Hansen scored Norway quite low, giving the championship to Denmark.