The 1920 Summer Olympics were officially known as the Games of the VII Olympiad. The Games also featured a week of winter sports. The Great War of 1914-1918 put paid to Olympic Games of 1916 which had been scheduled for Berlin, but the games resumed, after an eight-year absence in Antwerp.
Antwerp witnessed some astonishing individual performances. Nedo Nadi of Italy earned gold medals in five of the six fencing events, a record which has never been bettered, and American swimmer Ethelda Bleibtrey followed suit by winning all three of the women's individual swimming titles.
Great Britain came 3rd overall in the medal table.