1968 Summer Olympics
Games of the XIX Olympiad, in Mexico City, Mexico
The 1968 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XIX Olympiad, were held in Mexico City in 1968. Mexico City beat out bids from Detroit, Buenos Aires and Lyon to host the Games in 1963. The Games were preceded by the Tlatelolco massacre, in which hundreds of students were killed by security forces ten days before the opening day. It is the only Games ever held in Latin America, and it was the second ever outside of Western Europe, Australia, or the USA.
|Host city||Mexico City, Mexico|
|Athletes||5,516 (4,735 men, 781 women)|
|Events||172 in 18 sports (24 disciplines)|
|Stadium||Estadio Olímpico Universitario|
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 "Factsheet - Opening Ceremony of the Games of the Olympiad" (PDF) (Press release). International Olympic Committee. 9 October 2014. Archived (PDF) from the original on 14 August 2016. Retrieved 22 December 2018.