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  • Mexico 1968 | Summer Games

    Mexico 1968

    12 Oct - 27 Oct | 5516 | 112 | 172
  • Document

    Mexico 1968

    Entitled “Mexico 68”, the official report published in 1969 set a new record at more than 2,300 pages. It consisted of four main volumes (The land; The Organization; The Games; The Cultural Olympiad) plus a set of various memorabilia: medals, tickets and postcards. This “fifth volume” is not widely known. The official report was published in four languages, in the form of two bilingual editions, French and English, and Spanish and German.
  • 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
  • Grenoble 1968 | Winter Games

    Grenoble 1968

    06 Feb - 18 Feb | 1158 | 37 | 35
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