Games of the VII Olympiad
|The 1920 Games were awarded to Antwerp to honour the suffering that had been inflicted on the Belgian people
during the war.
The Opening Ceremony was notable for the introduction of the Olympic flag and the presentation of the Athletesí Oath.
The Games ended in bankruptcy and the organising committee was disbanded. The Games' Official Report was published 37
years later in 1957, and does not contain much information about the sailing events.
The 1920 12-foot dinghy sailing regatta was the only event in Olympic history to be held in two countries.
The first race was staged in Antwerp, but my mutual agreement the last two races took place in the Netherlands because the only
entrants where both Dutch!
The gold medal was won by Johannes & Franciscus Hin sailing Beatrijs, and the silver medal winners were Arnoud van der Biesen
and Petrus Beukers sailng Boreas. It appears that the Hin brothers won all three races.
|Source: International Olympics Committee