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Tug-Of-War at the 1920 Antwerpen Summer Games

1920 Summer Games: Previous Summer Games


Host City: Antwerpen, Belgium
Date Started: August 17, 1920
Date Finished: August 20, 1920
Events: 1

Participants: 40 (40 men and 0 women) from 5 countries
Youngest Participant: BEL Gustave Wuyts (17 years, 172 days)
Oldest Participant: USA Carl Brosius (44 years, 30 days)
Most Medals (Athlete): 24 athletes with 1 medal
Most Medals (Country): 3 countries with 1 medal


This was the Olympic swansong for tug-of-war at the Olympics, after being held in 1900, 1904, 1906, 1908, and 1912. The sport was presumably discontinued because of the many controversies that surrounded it, as there were several inter-national disputes at the earlier Olympics, but the 1920 Olympic tug-of-war event was conducted peacefully. Five teams competed in 1920 with Great Britain winning three matches, by 2-0 (best-of-three matches), to win the gold medal. The sport was conducted on the infield of the Beerschot Stadium, the main Olympic Stadium in 1920.


Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men's Tug-Of-War GBR Great Britain NED Netherlands BEL Belgium