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Opening Ceremony Mexico 1968

For the first time in Olympic history, the flame was transported through water by a swimmer. Mexico’s Eduardo Moreno had the honour of carrying the flame for this part of the Relay

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Opening Ceremony Mexico 1968

Enriqueta Basilio Sotelo climbs the stairs with the Olympic flame

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Opening Ceremony Mexico 1968

Mexican athlete Enriqueta Basilio Sotelo, the first woman to light the Olympic cauldron, climbs the stairs with the Torch

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Robert Beamon (USA)

America’s Robert Beamon produced an amazing achievement in the long jump, setting a world record of 8.90m which remained unbeaten for 23 years…

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Lee Evans, Larry James and Ron Freeman (USA)

On the day after Tommie Smith and John Carlos were sent home, three other Americans achieved a magnificent triple in the 400m: Lee Evans (left) won the gold medal, Larry James (centre) the silver and Ron Freeman (right) the bronze. To show their solidarity with their disgraced compatriots, they wore a black beret during the medals ceremony
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Diving - 10m Platform Men
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Diving - 10m Platform Men

Klaus Dibiasi of Italy after winning Gold in the Diving - Men’s 10m Platform during the Mexico 1968 Olympic Games at Francisco Márquez Olympic Swimming Pool on October 24, 1968 in Ciudad de México, Mexico.
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