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  • Who: 1968 Summer Olympics held Mexico City, Mexico

  • What: First summer Olympic Games to be televised in colour

  • Where: Mexico

The summer Olympics in Mexico City, Mexico, in 1968 were the first summer Games to be televised live in colour.

These were the first Games to feature extensive colour broadcasts of the sporting competitions themselves, although the 1964 Olympics in Tokyo, Japan, had featured live colour television footage of the opening and closing ceremonies and a selection of the events: wrestling, volleyball, judo and gymnastics. These were mainly for the national Japanese TV audience, however, and were not broadcast to an international audience.


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