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12/10/1968 The XIX Summer Olympic games open in Mexico City


Bob Beamon's World Record Long Jump - 1968 Olympics


October 16, 1968 - U.S. Olympic Sprinters Protest Racial Inequality


BBC Olympics 1968 Intro


The Story Behind The White Guy In This Historic Photo

The 1968 Summer Olympics officially known as the Games of the XIX Olympiad, was an international multi-sport event held in Mexico City, Mexico in October 1968. These were the first Olympic Games to be staged in Latin America and the first to be staged in a Spanish-speaking country.
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    • Essentials 

    • Host city selection 

    • Olympic torch relay 

    • Highlights 

    • South Africa 

    • Tlatelolco massacre 

    • Black Power salute 

    • Věra Čáslavská 

    • Venues 

    • Demonstration sports 

    • Participating National Olympic Committees 

    • Boycotting countries