a few weeks or months, events will, looking back, take on their true scope." This time, without a doubt, had arrived and it wasn't favorable to a president that the students portrayed as an apeo If, in October 1968, the carnival of the Olympic rings managed to suppress the cries of the night of Tlatelolco, thirty years later the glorious athletes of those years, headed by Queta Basilio, couldn't organize anything more than a private party to dust off memories and medals. ''The other '68" was the title of a special television program that journalist Joaquín López Dóriga produced to commemorate the Olympics. That is what we now call the event that three decades ago was the only one allowed to existo Meanwhile, a growing concern for recouping and reassessing the student movement's history and criminal suppression has monopolized the attention of the media, analysts and the public. It's somehow a curious reversal that we can now hear what yesterday was silenced, and barely mutter about what was once accompanied by a chorus of fanfare and the repeated click of cameras.
This text is based on my readings of the Official Memories of the Olympics, edited by the Department of Pub/ications of the Organizing Committee of the x/x O/ympics, headed by Beatrice Trueb/ood and Eduardo Terrazas. Quotes are taken from these documents and from officia/ bulletins stored in the archives of the CESU, access to which José Enrique Pérez Cruz faci/itated. / wou/d a/so like to thank Nuria Castañeda for her he/p with compiling images. Translated by Dianne Pearce