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  • News | Antwerp 1920 Legacy

    An Olympic past and present

    The Olympic Games Antwerp 1920 marked the first and only time to date that Belgium has hosted the Games. Therefore, it is no surprise that the country has kept the memory of this historic occasion alive and sought to share it with every generation.
    16 Dec 2020 | Antwerp 1920 Legacy, Legacies for Cities
  • News | Antwerp 1920 Legacy

    A symbol of hope

    The staging of the Olympic Games Antwerp 1920 was, and continues to be, of significant symbolic importance. At the time, countries across the world were reeling from the devastating effects of the war and the Spanish flu pandemic. People longed for unity and peace. The coming together of 2,626 athletes in Belgium, just two years after the country had been liberated from occupation, still stands as a recognition of that longing.
    16 Dec 2020 | Antwerp 1920 Legacy, Legacies for People
  • News | Antwerp 1920

    The “Red Devils” at the top of world football at Antwerp 1920

    At a time when the most important, in fact the only, international football competition took place at the Olympic Games, the Antwerp 1920 tournament was of particular importance, as it brought together more teams and players than ever before, and for the first time an African team (Egypt) took part. In this sense, it was the forerunner of the FIFA World Cup, which was created 10 years later. Belgium won the gold medal in front of the home crowd, and this win remains the only major title achieved by the “Red Devils”.
    02 Sep 2020 | Olympic News, Antwerp 1920, Football, Belgium
  • Belgium's parade during Beijing 2008 opening ceremony | Video

    Belgium's parade during Beijing 2008 opening ceremony

    Sailor Sebastien Godefroid leads Belgium's Olympic athletes in the Parade of Nations during the Beijing 2008 Opening Ceremonies. Marching with pride the Belgium athletes carry the Olympic hope of their nation. Belgium - Parade of Nations - Opening Ceremony - Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics
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