This is: Olympics 1968 - Mexico City
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Olympics 1968 - Mexico City, Mexico
No. of countries: 112
No. of athletes: 5530 - (4750 m + 780 w)
No. of events: 172
Political games. Demonstrations in Mexico before the games took 250
lives. Americans Tommie Smith and John Carlos raise their clenched fists to their flag, as a part of the Black Panther movement.
American Bob Beamon jumps 8.90 meters in long-jump. Dick Fosbury of the United States shocks the world by jumping high-jump backwards!