|Opening Ceremony||12 Oct 1968|
|Closing Ceremony||27 Oct 1968|
|Host City||Mexico City|
The choice of Mexico City to host the 1968 Olympic Games proved to be a controversial one because of the city's high altitude, 2,300m. The altitude proved an advantage in explosive events such as short-distance running, jumping, throwing and weightlifting. But the rarefied air proved disastrous for those competing in endurance events.
|Country||Total||Rank By Total|
|Islamic Republic of Iran||2||1||2||5||2|
|Republic of Korea||0||1||1||2||4|