1968 Mexico City Summer

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  The choice of Mexico City in 1968, for the celebration of the Games of the 19th Olympiad, was met with reluctance from some international federations and many national Olympic committees, worried about the effects that altitude (2,250 m) could have on the behaviour of athletes and the cost of preparing for this adaptation, which poor countries had to give up, which put them at a disadvantage. Everything went according to plan. Fortunately, there were no serious accidents.
Dates: 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
Volonteers: 0
Media: 65535
Opening: Gustavo Diaz Ordaz, Republic President
Oath: Pablo Lugo Garrido
Number of torch bearer: 0
Last torch bearer: Norma Enriqueta Basilio de Sotelo
Bids towns: Détroit (USA), Lyon (FRA), Buenos Aires (ARG)