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  1968 Summer Olympics - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The Games of the XIX Olympiad were held in Mexico City in 1968.
In the medal award ceremony, two African-American athletes Tommie Smith (gold) and John Carlos (bronze) raise their fl-gloved fists as a symbol of Black Power.
John Stephen Akhwari of Tanzania became internationally famous after finishing the marathon in last place despite a dislocated knee.
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  1968 Summer Olympics - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The 1968 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XIX Olympiad, were held in Mexico City in 1968.
This was the first of three Olympic participations by Jacques Rogge.
Further information: 1968 Summer Olympics medal count, and [[]], and [[]], and [[]], and [[]], and [[]], and [[]], and [[]], and [[]]
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 1968 Summer Olympics medal count - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This is the full table of the medal count of the 1968 Summer Olympics.
1924, 1928, 1932, 1936, 1948, 1952, 1956, 1960, 1964, 1968, 1972, 1976, 1980, 1984, 1988, 1992, 1994, 1998, 2002, 2006
Summer Olympics medal count — Winter Olympics medal count
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 1968 Summer Olympics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Sailing at the 1968 Summer Olympics - Slider - Sailing at the Summer Olympics.
The choice of Mexico City to host the 1968 Olympics was a controversial one because of the city’s high...
Summer of 1968 -- Britannica Student Encyclopedia - These events marked the beginning of the turbulent summer of 1968,...
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The IOC refuses to postpone the Olympics or even consider moving them out of Mexico due to the violence.
The Mexico City Olympics were also the first Summer Games to include sex testing for women.
During the medal presentation ceremony, Tommie Smith and John Carlos - gold and bronze medal winners in the 200 m - raised a fl-gloved fist and hung their heads when their country's national anthem was played.
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 1968 Olympics — Infoplease.com
Ten days before the Olympics were scheduled to open on Oct. 12, over 300 Mexico City university students were killed by army troops when a campus protest turned into a riot.
The Barcelona Olympics and the perception of foreign nations: a panel study of Japanese university students.
Environmental factors in the summer Olympics in historical perspective.
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 Olympics - EnchantedLearning.com
The Greeks held the first Olympic games in the year 776 BC (over 2700 years ago), and had only one event, a sprint (a short run that was called the "stade").
For each Olympics, a new flame is started in the ancient Olympic stadium in Olympia, Elis, Greece, using a parabolic mirror to focus the rays of the Sun.
The events in the Summer Olympics include: archery, badminton, baseball, basketball, boxing, canoeing, cycling, diving, equestrian, fencing, football (soccer), gymnastics, handball, hockey, judo, kayaking, marathon, pentathlon, ping pong, rowing, sailing, shooting, swimming, taekwando, tennis, track and field (many running, jumping, and throwing events), triathlon, volleyball, water polo, weightlifting, wrestling (freestyle and Greco-Roman).
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 1968 Summer Olympics Summary
Smith and Carlos, in stocking feet, wearing fl beads and fl scarves, with their fl-gloved fists raised over their heads as the American national anthem was played, used the biggest stage in sports to air grievances about racial injustice in the United States.
The 1968 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XIX Olympiad, were held in Mexico City in 1968.
Bob Beamon jumped 8.90 m in the long jump, a 55 cm improvement of the world record that would stand until 1991; it is still the Olympic record.
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 Facts about 1964 summer olympics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Tokyo had already been awarded with the organisation of the 1940 Summer Olympics, but this honour had been passed to Helsinki because of Japan's involvement in China.
The 1940 Olympics were eventually cancelled because of the outbreak of World War II.
Yoshinori Sakai, who lit the Olympic Flame, was born in Hiroshima on August 6, 1945, the day the atomic bomb exploded there.
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 1896 Summer Olympics
The 1896 Summer Olympics, formally called the Games of the I Olympiad, were the first modern Summer Olympic Games and the first Games since Roman emperor Theodosius I banned the Ancient Olympic Games in AD 393 as part of the Christian campaign against paganism.
However, the 1900 Summer Olympics were already planned for Paris and, barring the so-called Intercalated Games of 1906, the Olympics did not return to Greece until the 2004 Summer Olympics.
In the first modern Olympics of 1896, women were not allowed to compete, but there was an unofficial competitor in the marathon, a poor Greek woman who became known as 'Melpomene'.
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 A moment that changed sports for good   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Even though United States Olympic Committee kicked the pair off the team and banned them from the Olympic Village, the protest was and remains a defining moment in the history of civil rights.
The 1968 Summer Games was the first Olympiad that received extensive television coverage across the planet.
That may have been why Smith and Carlos’s action was viewed as the first political move in the Olympics and has been connected to the tragic events four years later when Israeli athletes were killed by members of the Black September Movement at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, Germany.
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 INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE - OLYMPIC GAMES
The choice of Mexico City to host the 1968 Olympics was a controversial one because of the city's high altitude, 2,300m, which meant that the air contained 30% less oxygen than at sea level.
The Mexico City Olympics, the first Summer Games to include sex testing for women, were blessed with many outstanding heroines.
The 1968 Games also saw the first drug disqualification, as a Swedish entrant in the modern pentathlon, Hans-Gunnar Liljenwall, tested positive…for excessive alcohol.
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 1928 Summer Olympics
Amsterdam had made a bid for the 1920 and 1924 Olympics, but had to give way to war-victim Belgium and De Coubertin's Paris before finally being awarded with the organisation.
For the first time, the Olympic Flame was lit during the Olympics.
The torch relay was however not started until the 1936 Summer Olympics.
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 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics License Plate
These are heady times in deed for Canada's Left Coast, and the Olympics promise to be an excellent venue in which to showcase the province.
On the two previous occasions that the Olympics have been held in Canada, the host provinces have both issued special license plates.
The 2010 Winter Olympics are an event that definitely ranks in importance with these past occassions, and should be commemorated with its own license plate as well.
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 2004 Summer Olympics
Greece was chosen as the host city in 1997, after surprisingly having lost the bid to organise the 1996 Summer Olympics, the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the modern Olympic Games.
In 1997, they had a bid that was not only founded on their tradition, and they defeated Rome in the last round of voting, after Buenos Aires, Stockholm, Cape Town and San Juan had already received too few votes.
Since then, the International Olympic Committee has expressed its concern over the status of the progress of construction work of the new Olympic venues.
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 1968 olympics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The choice of Mexico City to host the 1968 Olympics was a controversial one because of the city's...
From the start, the 1968 Olympics that were held in Mexico City, Mexico got off to a rocky...
The decision to hold the Olympics in Mexico City was the subject...
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 The torch is passed (November 30, 2001)
For Susan Jones-Roy, the opportunity to carry the Olympic torch next year on its journey from Atlanta to Salt Lake City is a dream come true.
Jones-Roy swam in the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City, placing ninth in the 100-meter breast stroke.
As Olympic liaison for Bay Area Sports Organizing Committee that is working to bring the 2012 Summer Olympic Games to the Bay Area, Jones-Roy sees hosting the Olympics locally as an opportunity too good to pass up.
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 1968 Olympics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
During the Olympic Games, troops were in attendance to ensure protests would be minimal to nonexistent.
This marked the first year that the Olympic torch was lit by a woman.
The Olympics is a time when the world can come together as one and show everyone what peace and unity is all about, regardless of race, social status, or gender.
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 OFFICIAL WEBSITE OF THE OLYMPIC MOVEMENT
The Vancouver Organising Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Games (VANOC) has chosen Australian company David Atkins Enterprises (DAE) as the executive producer of the Opening, Closing and Medals Ceremonies.
In this year of the America’s Cup and the centenary of the ISAF (International Sailing Federation), the Olympic Museum retraces, in its two...
Discover olympic and world records for olympic sports.
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 Olympians-Janice Romary
As recognition for her extraordinary streak of Olympic appearances, Romary was honored at the Mexico City Olympics in 1968 by being the first woman to carry the flag for the United States.
Romary's association with the Olympics and the sport of fencing continued well beyond her Olympic competition.
She was women's administrator for the United States Olympic Committee for the Montreal Olympics in 1976, responsible for all U.S. women competitors, and she was commissioner of fencing for the Los Angeles Olympic Games.
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 Whangarei -   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Summers rarely exceed 30°C, and there is plentiful rainfall, spread relatively evenly over the whole year.
Ted Salmon, a field hockey player who represented New Zealand twice at the Summer Olympics: 1968 and 1972.
Arthur Parkin, a field hockey player who won the golden medal at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal.
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Athletics at the 2004 Summer Olympics - Women's 1,500 metres
Athletics at the 2004 Summer Olympics - Women's 5,000 metres
Athletics at the 2004 Summer Olympics - Women's 800 metres
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 ESPN.com: Beamon made sport's greatest leap
That's all it took for the slender 22-year-old long jumper to speed 19 strides down the runway, ascend to a height of six feet, stay up in the air like a bird and finally land an incomprehensible 29 feet, 2½ inches later.
Of all Olympic records, none is as impressive as the one Beamon stunningly set Oct. 18, 1968 in Mexico City.
While Beamon had an outstanding season in 1968, he almost didn't qualify for the finals at the Olympics.
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 1968 Olympics
Staged at 7,349 feet above sea level where the thin air was a major concern to many competing countries, the Mexico City Olympics were another chapter in a year buffeted by the Vietnam War, the assassinations of Martin Luther King and Robert Kennedy, the Democratic Convention in Chicago, and the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia.
1968 Olympics - For the first time since they began attending the Winter Games in 1956, the Russians did not win...
Bob Seagren - Bob Seagren Born: Oct. 17, 1946 Track and Field won gold medal in pole vault at 1968 Olympics;...
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 John Carlos -   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
John Wesley Carlos (born June 5, 1945) is a former American champion athlete and bronze medal winner at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City.
At the 1968 Olympic Trials, John Carlos stunned the track world when he won the 200 meters in 19.92 s, beating world record holder Tommie Smith and surpassing his record by 0.3 seconds.
Suspended from their national team and banned from the Olympic Village, the action by Carlos and Smith is seen as one of the milestones of the American Civil Rights Movement.
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 Debbie Meyer   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Debbie Meyer (born August 14, 1952 Annapolis, Maryland) won the 200m, 400m and 800m freestyle swimming events in the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City, at 16 years old becoming the first swimmer and first female to win three individual gold medals.
Her winning times were 2:10.5 for 200m, 4:31.8 for 400m and 9:24.0 for 800m, all of them new Olympic records.
A sufferer from asthma, she also broke twenty world records, which landed her in the Olympic Hall of Fame, broke 24 United States records and won 19 Amateur Athletic Union championships.
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