The 1920 Olympic Games

Results for All Competitors in All Events, with Commentary


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About the Book

Until this volume was compiled, the results of the 1920 Olympics held in Antwerp, Belgium, have been far from complete. The Antwerp organizing committee typed up a report of the results almost as an afterthought because it was so financially strapped after the games. For some events only the medalists are listed, with little, if any, additional information. Very few copies were ever produced, and those few copies were in French.
The seventh in a series on the early Olympics, this work fills a gap in the recording of early Olympics history by providing complete results for all competitors and all events (except for shooting, which has only partial information available). In virtually all cases, a 1920 source has been used in preference to a more modern source of information, and all details have been fully researched in contemporary newspapers, journals, and magazines and checked for accuracy by experts on various sports from all over the world.

About the Author(s)

Bill Mallon is a cofounder and vice president of the International Society of Olympic Historians (ISOH) and the original editor of the Journal of Olympic History. He is a surgeon in Durham, North Carolina.
Anthony Th. Bijkerk lives in Fochteloo, the Netherlands.

Bibliographic Details

Bill Mallon and Anthony Th. Bijkerk
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Pages: 559
Bibliographic Info: tables, appendices, references, notes, index
Copyright Date: 2009 [2003]
pISBN: 978-0-7864-4070-2
eISBN: 978-1-4766-2161-6
Imprint: McFarland
Series: History of the Early Olympics

Table of Contents

Authors’ Preface      vii

Series Editor’s Preface      ix

Abbreviations      xi

References      xiii

1920 Olympic Games—Background and Analysis      1

NOTES      13

Summary and Statistics      15

NOTES      35

Archery      37

NOTES      41

Athletics (Track and Field)      43

NOTES      101

Boxing      112

NOTES      123

Cycling      125

NOTES      136

Diving      139

NOTES      145

Equestrian Events      146

NOTES      154

Fencing      155

NOTES      178

Figure Skating      181

NOTES      186

Football (Association Football [Soccer])      187

NOTES      198

Gymnastics      199

NOTES      203

Hockey (Field)      205

NOTES      208

Ice Hockey      209

NOTES      214

Modern Pentathlon      216

NOTES      219

Polo      220

NOTES      222

Rowing & Sculling      223

NOTES      230

Rugby Football      232

NOTES      233

Shooting      235

NOTES      255

Swimming      260

NOTES      274

Tennis (Lawn)      277

NOTES      285

Tug-of-War      286

NOTES      293

Water Polo      295

NOTES      301

Weightlifting      303

NOTES      306

Wrestling      309

NOTES      325

Yachting      326

NOTES      331

Art Competitions      332

NOTES      335

Other Sports and Events      336

NOTES      346

Appendix I: The 1920 Olympic Program      347

Appendix II: 1896–1912 Olympians and World War I      361

Appendix III: The Games of the VIth Olympiad: The 1916 Olympic Games      369

NOTES      377

Appendix IV: The 1919 Inter-Allied Games      379

NOTES      385

Appendix V: Competitors (by Country)      387

NOTES      482

Errata: 1896–1912      485

Index      503

Book Reviews & Awards

“true research…a ‘must’ read…the best”—Journal of Olympic History; “detail is impressive”—Reference Reviews.