Olympic Television Archive Bureau: 100 year anniversary of the 1920 Antwerp Olympic Games

100 years on from the 1920 Olympic Games in Antwerp, take a look back at some incredible archival footage. 

The 1920 Antwerp Olympic Games marked a poignant return to international sporting competition after the turmoil of World War I. Held against the backdrop of a world still reeling from the conflict, the Games symbolized unity and resilience. Despite challenges, Antwerp welcomed athletes from 29 nations who competed across 22 sports, showcasing the enduring spirit of the Olympic movement.

Notable moments included the participation of Germany, Austria, Hungary, and Turkey after their exclusion from the previous Olympics. The Games also introduced several innovations, including the Olympic flag and the Olympic Oath, further solidifying Antwerp 1920's place in Olympic history.

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