Games of the XIX Olympiad
Canadians won a total of five medals, and one athlete came home with three of them – Elaine “Mighty Mouse” Tanner. Tanner won silver medals in the 100m and 200m backstroke, and teamed with Angela Coughlan, Marilyn Corson and Marion Lay to win bronze in the 4x100m freestyle relay. This was Canada’s Olympic debut of its equestrian jumping team of Jim Day, Jim Elder and Tom Gayford. After the first round they were in second place, but came from behind to win Canada’s only gold medal on the last day of the Games. Canada’s fifth medal of the Games belonged to swimmer Ralph Hutton, who won silver in the 400m freestyle.
Olympic Oath (athletes): Pablo Lugo Garrido (athletics)
Olympic Oath (officials): None
Olympic Oath (coaches): None
Lighting Olympic Cauldron: Norma Enriqueta Basilio de Sotelo
Official Opening: President Gustavo Diaz Ordaz