logo

Video encyclopedia

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

2:34

Bob Beamon's World Record Long Jump - 1968 Olympics

2:26

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

0:22

BBC Olympics 1968 Intro

7:53

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.
    Explore contextually related video stories in a new eye-catching way. Try Combster now!
    • 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