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1920 Summer Olympics

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The 1920 Summer Olympics (Jeux olympiques d'été de 1920; Olympische Zomerspelen van 1920; Olympische Sommerspiele 1920), officially known as the Games of the VII Olympiad (Jeux de la VIIe olympiade; Spelen van de VIIe Olympiade; Spiele der VII. Olympiade) and commonly known as Antwerp 1920 (Anvers 1920; Dutch and German: Antwerpen 1920), were an international multi-sport event held in 1920 in Antwerp, Belgium. In March 1912, during the 13th session of the IOC, Belgium's bid to host the 1920 Summer Olympics was made by Baron Édouard de Laveleye, president of the Belgian Olympic Committee and of the Royal Belgian Football Association. No fixed host city was proposed at the time. The 1916 Summer Olympics, to have been held in Berlin, capital of the German Empire, were cancelled due to World War I. When the Olympic Games resumed after the war, Antwerp was awarded hosting the 1920 Summer Games as tribute to the Belgian people. The aftermath of the war and the Paris Peace Conference, 1919
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