Antwerp 1920-Athletics : marathon-Jüri LOSSMANN 2nd (EST) and Hannes KOLEHMAINEN 1st (FIN).
Olympic oath (Antwerp 1920)
Victor Boin, a Belgian who practised fencing and water polo at Olympic level, delivered the first Olympic oath in Games history. Here is its content in 1920: “We swear that we are taking part in the Olympic Games as loyal competitors, observing the rules governing the Games, and anxious to show a spirit of chivalry for the honour of our countries and for the glory of sport.”
Winner’s medal Antwerp 1920
The reverse of the medal shows a view of Antwerp with, in the foreground, a representation of Brabo, a statue in the Market Square in Antwerp. This sculpture commemorates the feats of a Roman soldier – Silvio Brabo – who killed a giant who was terrorising the region. In the background, it is possible to make out the Cathedral and Port of Antwerp