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Mexico City 1968 - Key facts

Dates

October 12-27

Other candidate cities

Detroit, Lyon, Buenos Aires

Mascot

An unnamed red jaguar

Participants

5,516 (781 women)

Participating nations

112

Sports

18 ( two demonstration sports - tennis and jai ala)

Events

172

Medals awarded

527

IOC president

Avery Brundage (USA)

Games declared open by

Gustavo Diaz Ordaz, President of Mexico

Last relay bearer of the Olympic flame

Enriqueta Basilio Soleto (athletics)

Olympic flame lit by

Enriqueta Basilio Soleto (athletics)

Olympic oath read by

Pablo Garrido Lugo (athletics)

Television rights

approximately 9.75 million dollars

Accredited journalists

2249


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