Host City: Antwerpen, Belgium
Venue(s): Olympic Stadium, Antwerpen
Date Started: August 23, 1920
Date Finished: August 24, 1920
Format: Composed of five parts: a) exercises with instruments, b) horizontal bar, c) parallel bars, d) pommelled horse, and e) hurdle exercise (four hurdles of 70 cm.). On the horizontal bar, parallel bars, and pommelled horse, a compulsory and an optional exercise were performed. Maximum score was 404 points. Teams could consist of from 16 to 24 competitors.
The European Method team event actually referred to the German style of gymnastics popularized by Friedrich Ludwig Jahn and Adolf SpieÃ. It is likely that either Germany or Switzerland would have been favored in this event, but Switzerland did not enter a team, and Germany was not allowed to compete at the 1920 Olympic Games. In their absence, Italy won this event quite comfortably.