Olympics Build International Unity
1920 Olympic Exclusions
German Response to Exclusion
Willis Lee’s Records
Olympics Builds International Unity
• “The six colours, including the white
background, represent the colours of all the world's
flags... this is a true international emblem.”
• “Holding an Olympic Games means evoking history.”
• “Determination and perseverance move the world;
thinking that others will do it for you is a sure way to
• “The Olympics have been with the world since 776
B.C., bring nations together in celebration, and have
only been interrupted by war, especially in the modern
1920’s Olympic Photos
Video of Opening Ceremony
Who Was Excluded From The
Olympic medal record- Nedo Nadi
Gold 1920 Antwerp Foil Individual
Gold 1920 Antwerp Sabre Individual
Gold 1920 Antwerp Foil Team
Gold 1920 Antwerp Epee Team
Gold 1920 Antwerp Sabre Team
Olympic medal record- Willis Lee
Gold 1920 Antwerp Team 50 m
small bore rifle
Gold 1920 Antwerp Team 300 m
army rifle, prone
Gold 1920 Antwerp Team 600 m free rifle
Gold 1920 Antwerp Team free rifle,
300 m + 600 m
Gold 1920 Antwerp Team free rifle
Silver 1920 Antwerp Team 300 m army
Bronze 1920 Antwerp Team 100 m running
deer, single shots
• These Olympics were the first in which the Olympic Oath was voiced, the first in
which doves were released to symbolize peace, and the first in which the Olympic
Flag was flown.
• The USA won 41 Gold, 27 Silver, and 27 Bronze medals, the most won by any of
the 29 nations attending. Sweden, Great Britain, Finland and Belgium rounded out
the five most successful medal-winning nations.
• The Games also featured a week of winter sports, with figure skating and ice hockey
making their Olympic debut.
• At the age of 72, Sweden's 100 meter running deer double-shot event champion
Oscar Swahn won in the team event to become the oldest Olympic champion ever.
• 23-year-old Paavo Nurmi won the 10,000 m and 8,000 m cross country races, took
another gold in team cross country, and a silver in 5,000 m run. His contributions for
Finland broke the U.S. dominance record in track and field with 9 medals.
• In a unique moment in Olympic history, the 12-foot dinghy event in sailing was held
in two different countries. The final two races in the event were held in the
Netherlands, as the only two competitors in the event were Dutch.
• The games were supposed to be held in Hungary, but because of the war the
privilege was taken away
• Antwerp is awarded the Games in memory of its innocent victims of World War I
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