Antwerp 1920 Belgium 20 April - 12 September 1920

  • Host Nation Belgium
  • Sports 22
  • Duration 20 April - 12 September 1920
  • Competition Venues 16
  • Competing Athletes 2626
  • Competing Nations -
DAYS SINCE Antwerp 1920
34,682 DAYS

About the Games

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.