Mexico City 1968
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.
XIX Summer Olympic Games  Mexico City 1968
Opening Ceremony 12 Oct 1968
Closing Ceremony 27 Oct 1968
Host City Mexico City
Country Mexico
Nations Participating 112
Athletes 5516
Events 172
Disciplines 8
Asian Medal Standings
Rank Country G S B T RT
1 JPN Japan
11 7 7 25 1
2 IRI Iran
2 1 2 5 2
3 PAK Pakistan
1 0 0 1 5
4 MGL Mongolia
0 1 3 4 3
5 KOR Korea
0 1 1 2 4
6 IND India
0 0 1 1 5
6 TPE Chinese Taipei
0 0 1 1 5

    Total: 14 10 15 39  
Legend
G - Gold      S - Silver      B - Bronze     T - Total      RT - Rank by Total
Note
Rank by Total is calculated by total number of Gold, Silver and Bronze Medals.
  

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Emblem, Mexico City 1968

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