1 9 6 8
One hundred seventy-two
Sets of Olympic medals
were at stake in 1968
Mexico
Country
Mexico City
City
5516
Athletes
781
4735
Olympic Medals
1896 – 2016
all
Olympic Medals
112
Participating
Countries
OLYMPIC FIRSTS

A Games full of Olympic firsts saw Mexican hurdler Enriqueta Basilio become the first woman to light the cauldron at the Opening Ceremony, America’s Wyomia Tyus became the first athlete to win the 100m twice and Dick Fosbury’s innovative “Fosbury Flop” technique change the event forever. The Games also saw the infamous “Black Power” salute while first-time winners had to undergo a doping test.

Where do
the olympic medals go?
Table

Table

  • Gold
  • Silver
  • Bronze
  • Total
  • 45 28 34 107
    01 USA USA
  • 29 32 30 91
    02 Russia Russia
  • 10 10 12 32
    03 Hungary Hungary
  • 5 11 10 26
    04 FRG FRG
  • 11 7 7 25
    05 Japan Japan
  • 9 9 7 25
    05 GDR GDR
  • 5 2 11 18
    06 Poland Poland
  • 5 7 5 17
    07 Australia Australia
  • 3 4 9 16
    08 Italy Italy
  • 7 3 5 15
    09 France France
  • 4 6 5 15
    09 Romania Romania
  • 7 2 4 13
    10 Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia
  • 5 5 3 13
    10 Great Britain Great Britain
  • 3 4 2 9
    11 Kenya Kenya
  • 3 3 3 9
    11 Mexico Mexico
  • 2 4 3 9
    11 Bulgaria Bulgaria
  • 3 3 2 8
    12 Yugoslavia Yugoslavia
  • 1 4 3 8
    12 Denmark Denmark
  • 3 3 1 7
    13 Netherlands Netherlands
  • 2 1 2 5
    14 Iran Iran
  • 1 3 1 5
    14 Canada Canada
  • 0 1 4 5
    14 Switzerland Switzerland
  • 2 1 1 4
    15 Sweden Sweden
  • 1 2 1 4
    15 Finland Finland
  • 0 4 0 4
    15  Cuba Cuba
  • 0 2 2 4
    15 Austria Austria
  • 0 1 3 4
    15 Mongolia Mongolia
  • 1 0 2 3
    16 New Zealand New Zealand
  • 0 1 2 3
    16 Brazil Brazil
  • 2 0 0 2
    17 Turkey Turkey
  • 1 1 0 2
    17 Ethiopia Ethiopia
  • 1 1 0 2
    17 Norway Norway
  • 1 0 1 2
    17 Tunisia Tunisia
  • 0 1 1 2
    17 Belgium Belgium
  • 0 1 1 2
    17 South Korea South Korea
  • 0 1 1 2
    17 Uganda Uganda
  • 0 0 2 2
    17 Argentina Argentina
  • 1 0 0 1
    18 Pakistan Pakistan
  • 1 0 0 1
    18 Venezuela Venezuela
  • 0 1 0 1
    18 Cameroon Cameroon
  • 0 1 0 1
    18 Jamaica Jamaica
  • 0 0 1 1
    18 Greece Greece
  • 0 0 1 1
    18 India India
  • 0 0 1 1
    18 Taiwan Taiwan
  • 0 0 0 0
    19 Chile Chile
  • 0 0 0 0
    19 Egypt Egypt
  • 0 0 0 0
    19 Ghana Ghana
  • 0 0 0 0
    19 Guatemala Guatemala
  • 0 0 0 0
    19 Iraq Iraq
  • 0 0 0 0
    19 Ireland Ireland
  • 0 0 0 0
    19 Israel Israel
  • 0 0 0 0
    19 Madagascar Madagascar
  • 0 0 0 0
    19 Nigeria Nigeria
  • 0 0 0 0
    19 Peru Peru
  • 0 0 0 0
    19 Puerto Rico Puerto Rico
  • 0 0 0 0
    19 Senegal Senegal
  • 0 0 0 0
    19 Spain Spain
  • 0 0 0 0
    19 Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
  • 0 0 0 0
    19 Thailand Thailand
  • 0 0 0 0
    19 The Bahamas The Bahamas
  • 0 0 0 0
    19 Trinidad and Tobago Trinidad and Tobago
  • 0 0 0 0
    19 Uruguay Uruguay
map
172 Sets of Olympic medals
were at stake in 1968
25-30 medals
15-24 medals
10-14 medals
6-9 medals
3-5 medals
1-2 medals

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  • Gold
  • Silver
  • Bronze
  • Total