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Basque Pelota was a demonstration sport at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City. It was the third time that the sport was included in the Olympic program; it was an official Olympic sport at the 1900 Games in Paris, and a demonstration sport in 1924. It would be included as a demonstration sport once again at the 1992 Games in Barcelona.[1]


Event Gold Silver Bronze
Basket-pelota Flag of Spain 1945 1977.svg Mirapeix Brothers, Beascoechea, Arrien
Spain (ESP)
Flag of France.svg Etcheverry, Camy, Borra, Fourneau
France (FRA)
Flag of Mexico.svg Hamui Brothers, Andrade, Lanzagorta
Mexico (MEX)
Paleta-rubber Flag of Mexico.svg Becerra, Rendon, Gastelumendi, Baltazar
Mexico (MEX)
Flag of Argentina.svg Sehter, Utge, Goyeche, Caresella
Argentina (ARG)
Flag of Uruguay.svg Iroldi, D'Alba, Bell
Uruguay (URU)
Paleta-leather Flag of France.svg Bareilts Brothers, Berrotaran, Goicoechea
France (FRA)
Flag of Spain 1945 1977.svg Ancizu, Caballero, Reyzabal, Casado
Spain (ESP)
Flag of Mexico.svg Sanchez, Beltran, Del Valle
Mexico (MEX)
Frontenis Flag of Mexico.svg Loaiza, Hernandez, Sanciprian
Mexico (MEX)
Flag of Argentina.svg Sehter, Utge
Argentina (ARG)
Flag of Spain 1945 1977.svg Garraus, Lersundi, Irigaray
Spain (ESP)
Hand-pelota Flag of Spain 1945 1977.svg Esquisabel, Basabe, Sacristan, Iruzubieta
Spain (ESP)
Flag of France.svg Arrillaga, Minondo, Lissar, Etchegoin
France (FRA)
Flag of Mexico.svg Hernández, Tovar, Rivero, Izquierdo
Mexico (MEX)

Medal table

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Spain (ESP) 2 1 1 4
2  Mexico (MEX) 2 0 3 5
3  France (FRA) 1 2 0 3
4  Argentina (ARG) 0 2 0 2
5  Uruguay (URU) 0 0 1 1

Note: Since Basque Pelota was a demonstration sport, medals were awarded, but the medals were not "official" (and did not count in the respective nations' medal totals).


  1. ^ "La Pelota Vasca en los Juegos Olímpicos" (in Spanish). The International Federation of Basque Pelota (FIPV).  


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