Mexico 1968 Mexico 12 - 27 October 1968

  • Host Nation Mexico
  • Sports 18
  • Duration 12 - 27 October 1968
  • Competition Venues 24
  • Competing Athletes 5516
  • Competing Nations 112
DAYS SINCE Mexico 1968
17,127 DAYS

About the Games

The 1968 Summer Olympics held in Mexico City are officially known as the Games of the XIX Olympiad. The first games to be held at altitude with an Olympic city 2,300 metres above sea level. The air contains 30% less oxygen than at sea level and gave those born at altitude and advantage and saw new world records in all sprint events as well as the long jump and triple jump.

American long-jumper Bob Beamon, who  achieved a spectacular long jump of 8.90m - a world record that would last for 23 years.

Medal Record

Medal Total

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