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The 1968 Summer Olympic Games (officially the Games of the XIX Olympiad and also known as Mexico 1968) were an international multi-sport event held between 12 and 27 October 1968 in Mexico City. These Games were the first to be hosted by a developing country, as well as the first to be hosted by a Spanish-speaking country.

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Voting

Voting results for the 1968 Summer Olympic Games
City Country Round 1
Mexico City Mexico 30
Detroit United States 14
Lyon France 12
Buenos Aires Argentina 2

Medal table

Rank Country Gold.png Silver.png Bronze.png Total
1 United States 45 28 34 107
2 Soviet Union 29 32 30 91
3 Japan 11 7 7 25
4 Hungary 10 10 12 32
5 East Germany 9 9 7 25
6 France 7 3 5 15
7 Czechoslovakia 7 2 4 13
8 West Germany 5 11 10 26
9 Australia 5 7 5 17
10 Great Britain 5 5 3 13
11 Poland 5 2 11 18
12 Romania 4 6 5 15
13 Italy 3 4 9 16
14 Kenya 3 4 2 9
15 Mexico 3 3 3 9
16 Yugoslavia 3 3 2 8
17 Netherlands 3 3 1 7
18 Bulgaria 2 4 3 9
19 Iran 2 1 2 5
20 Sweden 2 1 1 4
21 Turkey 2 0 0 2
22 Denmark 1 4 3 8
23 Canada 1 2 1 4
24 Ethiopia 1 1 0 2
24 Norway 1 1 0 2
26 New Zealand 1 0 2 3
27 Tunisia 1 0 1 2
28 Pakistan 1 0 0 1
28 Venezuela 1 0 0 1
30 Cuba 0 4 0 4
31 Austria 0 2 2 4
32 Switzerland 0 1 4 5
33 Mongolia 0 1 3 4
34 Brazil 0 1 2 3
35 Belgium 0 1 1 2
35 South Korea 0 1 1 2
35 Uganda 0 1 1 2
38 Cameroon 0 1 0 1
38 Jamaica 0 1 0 1
40 Argentina 0 0 2 2
41 Chinese Taipei 0 0 1 1
41 Greece 0 0 1 1
41 India 0 0 1 1

See Also

  • Logos - A collection of logos featuring this event.
  • Mascots - The official mascots of this Olympics'.
  • Torch - Information about this Olympics' torch.


Preceded by
Grenoble 1968
Olympics
1968
Succeeded by
Sapporo 1972
Preceded by
Tokyo 1964
Summer Olympics
1968
Succeeded by
Munich 1972
Olympic Games
Summer Olympic Games
Athens 1896Paris 1900St. Louis 1904Athens 1906 (Intercalated Games)London 1908Stockholm 1912Berlin 1916Antwerp 1920Paris 1924Amsterdam 1928Los Angeles 1932Berlin 1936London 1948Helsinki 1952Melbourne 1956Rome 1960Tokyo 1964Mexico City 1968Munich 1972Montreal 1976Moscow 1980Los Angeles 1984Seoul 1988Barcelona 1992Atlanta 1996Sydney 2000Athens 2004Beijing 2008London 2012Rio de Janeiro 2016Tokyo 2020Paris 2024Los Angeles 2028Brisbane 2032
Winter Olympic Games
Chamonix 1924St. Moritz 1928Lake Placid 1932Garmisch-Partenkirchen 1936St. Moritz 1948Oslo 1952Cortina d'Ampezzo 1956Squaw Valley 1960Innsbruck 1964Grenoble 1968Sapporo 1972Innsbruck 1976Lake Placid 1980Sarajevo 1984Calgary 1988Albertville 1992Lillehammer 1994Nagano 1998Salt Lake City 2002Torino 2006Vancouver 2010Sochi 2014Pyeongchang 2018Beijing 2022Milan-Cortina d'Ampezzo 2026
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