Who was involved in the 1968 Summer Olympics?

During their medal ceremony in the Olympic Stadium in Mexico City on October 16, 1968, two African-American athletes, Tommie Smith and John Carlos, each raised a black-gloved fist during the playing of the US national anthem, “The Star-Spangled Banner”.

Who was involved in the Olympics?

Eleven nations (Australia, Austria, Denmark, Great Britain, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United States) are mentioned in the official report for the Games, and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) states that 14 nations were represented.

Who was Peter Norman and what was his role in the 1968 Olympics?

Peter George Norman (15 June 1942 – 3 October 2006) was an Australian track athlete. He won the silver medal in the 200 metres at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City, with a time of 20.06 seconds. This remains an Oceanian record. He was a five-time national 200-metres champion.

What happened at the 1968 Olympics?

During their medal ceremony in the Olympic Stadium in Mexico City on October 16, 1968, two African-American athletes, Tommie Smith and John Carlos, each raised a black-gloved fist during the playing of the US national anthem, “The Star-Spangled Banner”.

How much did the 1968 Olympics cost?

Table

Host City Year Final Operating Budget
Melbourne Summer Olympics 1956 A£5,400,000
Tokyo Summer Olympics 1964 US$72,000,000
Mexico City Summer Olympics 1968 US$176,000,000
Munich Summer Olympics 1972 1,972,000,000 DM
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