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Olympics History Timeline 1911 - 1920



Year Venue and Date Medal count Records Nations participating Athletes participating No. of Events News Main Events
1911           Young Olympic Games, c.1914
Young Olympic Games, c.1914 Giclee Print
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1912 Stockholm, Sweden

May 5 - July 27
United States finished in first position in the final medal rankings, with 25 gold medals and 63 medals overall.

Sweden finished in second position in the final medal rankings, with 24 gold medals and 65 medals overall.
  28 2407 102 in 14 sports The 1912 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the V Olympiad, were held in 1912 in Stockholm, Sweden Most notable case of an athlete losing Olympic eligibility for violation the amateur code is that of the 1912 gold medalist Jim Thorpe of the United States. Thorpe was stripped of his Olympic medals because he has earned a small amount of money playing semi-professional baseball two years before the 1912 Stockholm Games. Jim Thorpe was an American Indian, who won both the decathlon and pentathlon in Stockholm; Thorpe was eventually honored as the greatest athlete of the first half of the 20th century.

For the first time, competitors in the Games came from all five continents symbolized in the Olympic rings. It was also the last time that solid gold medals were awarded; modern medals are usually gold coated silver. The main arena was Stockholms Olympiastadion.
1913       Baron Pierre de Coubertin designed the Olympic emblem in 1913. In his words, "These 5 rings represent the union of the five continents and the meeting of athletes from throughout the world at the Olympic Games. The colors were chosen because at least one of these colors is found in the flag of every nation. Olympic Water Polo
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1914               Miss Broquedis, Olympic Tennis Champion, Front Cover of "Femina," Issue 278, 15th August 1912
Miss Broquedis, Olympic Tennis Champion, Front Cover of "Femina," Issue 278, 15th August 1912 Giclee Print
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1915          
1916         The anticipated 1916 Summer Olympics, which were to be officially known as the Games of the VI Olympiad, were to have been held in Berlin, Germany. At the outbreak of World War I in 1914, organization continued, as no one foresaw the war dragging on for four years.
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1920 Antwerp, Belgium

April 20 - September 12
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 round out the top 5 medal winning nations.   29 2626 154 in 22 sports The 1920 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the VII Olympiad, were held in 1920 in Antwerp, Belgium These Olympics were the first in which the Olympic Oath was uttered, the first in which doves were released to symbolize peace, and was the first time the Olympic Flag was flown.

At the age of 72, Sweden's running deer double-shot event champion Oscar Swahn won in the team event to become the oldest Olympic champion ever.
Year Venue and Date Medal count Records Nations participating Athletes participating No. of Events News Main Events


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