What was the special about the 1968 Olympics held at Mexico City?
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?
|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|
What happened in the year 1968?
Kennedy. Other events that made history that year include the Vietnam War’s Tet Offensive, riots in Washington, DC, the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1968, and heightened social unrest over the Vietnam War, values, and race. The National Archives holds records documenting the turbulent time during 1968.
What happened at the 1972 Olympics?
During the 1972 Summer Olympics at Munich, in the early morning of September 5, a group of Palestinian terrorists storms the Olympic Village apartment of the Israeli athletes, killing two and taking nine others hostage. … Olympic competition was suspended for 24 hours to hold memorial services for the slain athletes.
Who hosted the 1972 Summer Olympics?
1972 Summer Olympics
|Host city||Munich, Bavaria, West Germany|
|Motto||The Cheerful Games (German: Heitere Spiele)|
|Athletes||7,134 (6,075 men, 1,059 women)|
|Events||195 in 21 sports (28 disciplines)|