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Mexico City 1968

Opening Ceremony 12 Oct 1968
Closing Ceremony 27 Oct 1968
Host City Mexico City
Country Mexico
NOC Participating 112
Athletes 5516
Events 172
Sports/Disciplines 8

Description

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.

ASIAN MEDAL STANDINGS

Country Total Rank By Total
Japan 11 7 7 25 1
Islamic Republic of Iran 2 1 2 5 2
Mongolia 0 1 3 4 3
Republic of Korea 0 1 1 2 4
Chinese Taipei 0 0 1 1 5
India 0 0 1 1 5
Pakistan 1 0 0 1 5