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  • Mexico 1968 Athletics High jump men | Video

    Mexico 1968 Athletics High jump men

    Dich Fosbury's technique truly changed the sport at the 1968 Mexico City Games. Despite scepticism from judges and coaches, Fosbury cleared every height up to 2.22 metres without a miss and then achieved a personal record of 2.24 metres to win the gold medal.
  • Mexico 1968 Artistic Gymnastics men rings | Video

    Mexico 1968 Artistic Gymnastics men rings

    Sawao Kato began his Olympic career in 1968 in Mexico City, where he won three gold medals (floor exercises, individual and team combined exercises) and a bronze medal on the rings. He is unquestionably one of the greatest medallists in Olympic history. With 12 medals, eight of them gold, at three different Olympic Games, the Japanese athlete made his mark on sporting history.
  • Mexico 1968 Athletics Long Jump Final | Video

    Mexico 1968 Athletics Long Jump Final

    Bob Beamon's first jump of the final in Mexcio 1968 was so long that the optical measuring device slid off its rail before reaching Beamon's mark. Using an old-fashioned steel tape, the officials announced the distance as 8.90m. Beamon collapsed, overcome by emotion.
  • Mexico 1968 Artistic Gymnastics women individual all-round | Video

    Mexico 1968 Artistic Gymnastics women individual all-round

    Only two months after Soviet tanks rolled into Prague and despite rudimentary preparation, Vera Caslavska successfully defended her all-around and vault titles from Tokyo 1964, adding two more golds and two silvers. The Mexican people identified with her stand against oppression, and she became the star of the Games.
  • News | Grenoble 1968

    On 8 February 1968 in Grenoble, Eugenio Monti’s great dream started to become a reality!

    In 1968, at the age of 40, with nine bobsleigh World Championship titles to his name and a reputation for fair play after his superb display of sportsmanship four years earlier in Innsbruck, Eugenio Monti triumphed twice on the Alpe d’Huez ice track, winning both the two-man and four-man events. Here we take a look back at a memorable week for one of the greatest bobsledders of all time. It all started on Thursday 8 February.
    08 Feb 2020 | Olympic News, Bobsleigh, Grenoble 1968
  • News | Paris 2024

    A look back at the emblems of the Olympic Games

    To mark the unveiling of the Paris 2024 Games emblem, olympic.org takes a look back at some of the most well-known emblems from Olympic Games editions in the modern era, stretching back over a century.
    21 Oct 2019 | Olympic News, Paris 2024
  • News | Tokyo 1964

    Relive Kon Ichikawa’s iconic film about the 1964 Games

    For the Games of the XVIII Olympiad, Kon Ichikawa directed a film that has gone down in Olympic history. The Japanese filmmaker opted for an artistic approach to showcase the beauty and intensity of sport, its joys and exertions, and the faces of athletes from all over the world, in a lyrical work of stylistic beauty that has left a truly lasting impression.   
    16 Oct 2019 | Olympic News, Tokyo 1964, Tokyo 2020
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    Christian Taylor on the hunt for a third Olympic title and the triple jump world record

    The reigning double Olympic champion in the triple jump, American Christian Taylor, won his fourth world title in Doha on 29 September 2019. Having recorded the second best-ever jump in the history of his discipline in 2015, with a leap of 18.21m, he now has his sights set on a third Olympic gold medal at the Tokyo 2020 Games, and is continuing his quest to beat the world record – 18.29m – held by Great Britain’s Jonathan Edwards since 1995.
    13 Oct 2019 | Olympic News, Tokyo 2020, Athletics, On the road to Tokyo
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