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Duke Paoa Kahanamoku Lane 5 of the USA preparing to start a race in a Swimming event

7 Jul-12 Sep 1920: Duke Paoa Kahanamoku (Lane #5) of the USA preparing to start a race in a Swimming event at the 1920 Olympic Games in Antwerp, Belgium. Kahanamoku won gold medals in the 100 Metres Freestyle and the 4 x 200 Metres Freestyle events. \ Mandatory Credit: IOC Olympic Museum /Allsport
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Games of the VII Olympiad

ANTWERP, BELGIUM - APRIL 20: Paavo Nurmi of Finland winning one of the nine gold medals during the VII Olympic Games on April 20, 1920 in Antwerp, Belgium. (Photo by Getty Images)
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Summer Games Antwerp 1920 Medal

On the obverse, a tall, naked athlete, holding in his left hand a palm leaf and a laurel crown, symbols of victory. Behind him, the figure of the Renommée playing the trumpet. In the background, a frieze with a Greek motif with the inscription "VII OLYMPIADE" underneath.

On the reverse, the Antwerp monument, commemorating the legend of Brabo throwing into the Scheldt the hand of the giant Druoon Antigoon, who had been terrorizing the river. In the background, the cathedral and port of Antwerp. In the top half, the inscription “ ANVERS MCMXX ”.

The legend says that in Antiquity, this cruel giant forced all vessels on the river to pay a toll. If the captain refused to pay, he cut off his hand. The giant spread terror amongst the sailors for many long years, until the day he met Silvius Brabo. This courageous Roman soldier dared to take on the giant and succeeded in killing him. As revenge for his victims, he cut off the giant's hand and threw it into the river. This is where the name of the city comes from- "Antwerp" means "thrown hand".
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Antwerp 1920-The match USA 1st - FRA 2nd (8:0).
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The Italian Fencing team including Aldo Nadi centre left and Nedo Nadi centre right

14 Aug-12 Sep 1920: The Italian Fencing team including Aldo Nadi (centre left) and Nedo Nadi (centre right) posing during the 1920 Olympic Games in Antwerp, Belgium. The Italian team won gold medals in the Foil, Sabre and Epee events. \ Mandatory Credit: IOC Olympic Museum /Allsport
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Antwerp 1920-A field hockey team.
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