Mexico: Carrying the Torch in '68

The symbolic torch of the Olympic games has burned in many places, but never in Latin America. As the International Olympic Committee met in the West German resort of Baden-Baden last week to pick the site for the 1968 summer games, the French city of Lyon poured out the champagne and was full of effervescent expectations. Michigan's Governor George Romney flew over from the U.S. to plead Detroit's impressive case (its seventh attempt) with the help of a 37-minute movie including a special pitch by President Kennedy. Of the two Latin American contenders, Mexico and Argentina, the men from Buenos...

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