IT WAS FIFTY YEARS AGO- OCTOBER 1968- THE MEDAL COUNT AT THE MEXICO CITY OLYMPIC GAMES

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It was fifty years ago this week- the Mexico City Olympic Games end- and the United States tops the medal count with the Soviet Union the runner-up.

USA                                           45 GOLD        28 SILVER      34 BRONZE    107 TOTAL

USSR                                         29 GOLD        32 SILVER      30 BRONZE      91 TOTAL

JAPAN                                       11 GOLD        7 SILVER          7 BRONZE      25 TOTAL

HUNGARY                                10 GOLD        10 SILVER       12 BRONZE     32 TOTAL

EAST GERMANY                      9 GOLD           9 SILVER         7 BRONZE      25 TOTAL

FRANCE                                     7 GOLD           3 SILVER         5 BRONZE       15 TOTAL

CZECHOSLOVAKIA                 7 GOLD           7 SILVER          4 BRONZE       18 TOTAL

WEST GERMANY                     5 GOLD          11 SILVER        10 BRONZE      26 TOTAL

AUSTRALIA                               5 GOLD          7 SILVER            5 BRONZE      17 TOTAL

GREAT BRITAIN                       5 GOLD          5 SILVER            3 BRONZE      13 TOTAL

The host country Mexico won 9 medals- 3 of each.

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