The 1968 Summer Olympics (Spanish: Juegos Olímpicos de Verano de 1968), officially known as the Games of the XIX Olympiad, were an international multi-sport event held in Mexico City, Mexico, in October 1968.
These were the first Olympic Games to be staged in Latin America and the first to be staged in a Spanish-speaking country. They were also the first Games to use an all-weather (smooth) track for track and field events instead of the traditional cinder track.
The 1968 Games were the third to be held in the last quarter of the year, after the 1956 Games in Melbourne and the 1964 Games in Tokyo. The Mexican Student Movement of 1968 happened concurrently and the Olympic Games were correlated to the government’s repression.


Олимпийские игры. Мехико-68. Зрители.
Olympic Games. Mexico 68. Spectators.



Олимпийские игры. Мехико-68. Фрески Давида Альфаро Сикейроса на улицах олимпийского Мехико.
Olympic Games. Mexico 68. Murals of David Alfaro Siqueiros on the streets of Mexico City Olympic.


Олимпийские игры. Мехико-68. Главный олимпийский пресс-центр. Здание отеля “Мария Изабель”
Olympic Games. Mexico 68. The main Olympic press center. The building of the hotel “Maria Isabel”


Олимпийские игры. Мехико-68. Въезд на территорию футбольного стадиона “Ацтека”
Olympic Games. Mexico 68. Entry into the territory of the football stadium “Estadio Azteca”


Олимпийские игры. Мехико-68. Корпуса олимпийской деревни.
Olympic Games. Mexico 68. Olympic Village.


Олимпийские игры. Мехико-68. Олимпийские чемпионы.
Olympic Games. Mexico 68. Olympic champions.



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Squaw Valley 1960 and Rome 1960, Innsbruck 1964,
Innsbruck and Montreal 1976, Munich 1972 and Sapporo 1972




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