Dhe games must go on – this is the most famous slogan in sports history. IOC President Avery Brundage spoke to her in 1972 in Munich after the terrorist attack on the Israeli team. But half a century earlier, Olympia had served as a signal that things must always go on – because wherever you play sports, life always starts anew.
The games of the VIIth Olympiad, which began in Antwerp a hundred years ago, on April 20, 1920, after the VI. The 1916 Olympics in Berlin, which had not taken place due to the First World War, were an imperfect, improvised event, held in a badly drawn country. And yet sport began its modernity there, its triumphal march to the global phenomenon, which, together with the cinema in the 1920s, began to replace the abdicated monarchs of the old world with kings of the career and the screen.