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The 1916 Olympic Games were scheduled to be held in Berlin but were cancelled due to World War I.The 1920 Games were awarded to Antwerp to honour the suffering that had been inflicted on the Belgian people during the war.In 1927, the Belgian National Olympic Committee did however publish a typewritten report dating from 1920, which existed only in French, entitled “VIIème Olympiade Anvers 1920”.A second edition of this report was published in 1957 with the title “Rapport officiel des Jeux de la VIIème Olympiade Anvers 1920”.It represents the flags of the participating nations all flying together.In the top right, the coat of arms of the organising city.In a performance unequalled in Olympic history, Nedo Nadi of Italy earned gold medals in five of the six fencing events.Ethelda Bleibtrey of the US won gold medals in all three women’s swimming contests.
The giant spread terror amongst the sailors for many long years, until the day he met Silvius Brabo.But within that there are still some surprises: mountain bike cycling for instance, has an average age of 33 and for beach volleyball it's 29.The youngest Olympian is a Togan women's 50m freestyle competitor, Adzo Kpossi, who is just 13, one of 33 Olympians aged 15 and under.NOCs: 29 Athletes: 2,626 (65 women, 2,561 men) Events: 156 Volunteers: n/a Media: n/a First use at an Olympic Games of the Olympic flag with the five rings signifying the union of five continents, created by Baron de Coubertin; the first time a competitor took the Olympic oath and the first release of doves as a symbol of peace. Olympic Oath by: Victor Boin (water polo/fencing) Official Oath by: The officials' oath at an Olympic Summer Games was first sworn in 1972 in Munich.For the first time, only the National Olympic Committees could enrol participants. On the obverse, a tall, naked athlete, holding in his left hand a palm leaf and a laurel crown, symbols of victory.