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Olympics History Timeline 1961 - 1970



Year Venue and Date Medal count Records Nations participating Athletes participating No. of Events News Main Events
1961            
1962          
1963         Olympics
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1964 Tokyo, Japan

October 10 - October 24
United States finished in first position in the final medal rankings, with 36 gold medals and 90 medals overall

USSR finished in second position in the final medal rankings, with 30 gold medals and 96 medals overall
Bob Hayes won the 100m title in a time of 9.99 seconds; however, this was not a world record as it was wind assisted.

Soviet gymnast Larissa Latynina won two gold medals (both for the third time in a row in Team Competition and Floor Exercise events), a silver medal and two bronze medals. She ended her Olympic career and holds the record for most Olympic medals at 18 (9 gold, 5 silver, 4 bronze) since then.
93 5140 163 in 19 sports The 1964 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XVIII Olympiad, were held in 1964 in Tokyo, Japan. The women's pentathlon was introduced.

Judo and volleyball, both popular sports in Japan, were introduced to the Olympics. Japan won three of the titles in judo, but Dutchman Anton Geesink won the Open category. The Japanese women's volleyball team won the gold medal, with the final being broadcasted live.
1965          
1966         Munich won its 1972 Olympic bid in July 1966 over the cities of Detroit, Madrid and Montreal. Olympic Sprinting, 1969
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1967            
1968 Mexico City, Mexico

October 12 - October 27
United States finished in first position in the final medal rankings, with 45 gold medals and 107 medals overall

USSR finished in second position in the final medal rankings, with 29 gold medals and 91 medals overall
Bob Beamon jumped 8.90 m in the long jump, a 55 cm improvement of the world record that would stand until 1991 (when it was broken by Mike Powell); it is still the Olympic record.

112 5530 172 in 20 sports The 1968 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XIX Olympiad, were held in Mexico City in 1968. In the triple jump, the previous world record was improved five times by three different athletes.
1969           Not the Triumph but the Struggle: The 1968 Olympics and the Making of the Black Athlete
Not the Triumph but the Struggle: The 1968 Olympics and the Making of the Black Athlete
1970         IOC withdraws recognition of South African National Olympic Committee
Year Venue and Date Medal count Records Nations participating Athletes participating No. of Events News Main Events


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