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  • Summer Games Mexico 1968 Medal

    Summer Games Mexico 1968 Medal

    On the obverse, the traditional goddess of victory, holding a palm in her left hand and a winner’s crown in her right. A design used since the 1928 Games in Amsterdam, created by Florentine artist Giuseppe Cassioli (ITA - 1865-1942) and chosen after a competition organised by the International Olympic Committee in 1921. For these Games, the figure of victory is accompanied by the specific inscription: “XIX OLIMPIADA MEXICO 1968”. On the reverse, an Olympic champion carried in triumph by the crowd, with the Olympic stadium in the background.
    Saturday, October 12, 1968 1:30 PM | Photo
  • Opening Ceremony Mexico 1968

    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 ©United Press International
    Sunday, January 10, 2010 12:25 PM | Photo
  • Opening Ceremony Mexico 1968

    Opening Ceremony Mexico 1968

    Enriqueta Basilio Sotelo climbs the stairs with the Olympic flame ©IOC
    Sunday, January 10, 2010 12:22 PM | Photo
  • Opening Ceremony Mexico 1968

    Opening Ceremony Mexico 1968

    Mexican athlete Enriqueta Basilio Sotelo, the first woman to light the Olympic cauldron, climbs the stairs with the Torch ©IOC
    Sunday, January 10, 2010 12:20 PM | Photo
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    Mexico 1968-The Olympic village.
    Monday, September 30, 1968 10:00 PM | Photo
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    YAAAT038

    Mexico 1968-The Aztec stadium.
    Monday, September 30, 1968 10:00 PM | Photo
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    YAAAU011

    Mexico 1968-BURTON Michael (USA) 1st.
    Friday, October 25, 1968 10:00 PM | Photo
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    Mexico 1968-BEAMON Robert (USA) 1st.
    Thursday, October 17, 1968 10:00 PM | Photo
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