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1968 Mexico City Summer

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  THE XIXth SUMMER GAMES Torche
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natation water polo athletisme aviron basket-ball boxe
ceremonie ouverture ceremonie cloture canoe sprint equitation cyclisme escrime
football gymnastique artistique halterophilie sports de demonstration hockey
lutte pentathlon tir voile volley

accueil The choice of Mexico City in 1968 for the celebration of the games of the 19th olympiad knocked the reticence of some federations international and Men's y Olympic national worried committees some effects that could have the altitude (2 250 m) on the behavior of the Athletes and of cost of the preparation to this adaptation to which the poor countries must renounce.

DatesUS : October 12 - 27, 1968
N.O.C. participants: 112
Number of sports: 20
Number of contests: 172
Number of athletes: 5516
Men : 4735
Women : 781
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Opening : Gustavo Diaz Ordaz, Republic President
Oath : Pablo Lugo Garrido
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Oath coach :
Number of lights bearer :
Last light bearer : Norma Enriqueta Basilio de Sotelo
Bids towns : Détroit (USA), Lyon (FRA), Buenos Aires (ARG)