Rowing at the 1968 Summer Olympics – Men's double sculls
|Men's double sculls|
at the Games of the XIX Olympiad
|Competitors||27 from 13 nations|
This rowing competition consisted of three main rounds (heats, semifinals, and finals), as well as a repechage round that allowed teams that did not win their heats to advance to the semifinals. All races were 2,000 metres in distance.
- Heats: Three heats. With 13 boats entered, there were four or five boats per heat. The top three boats in each heat (total of 9 boats) advanced directly to the semifinals; all other boats (4 boats) went to the repechage.
- Repechage: One heat. There were 4 boats in the repechage. The top three boats advanced to the semifinals. The last-place boat was eliminated.
- Semifinals: Two heats. Each heat consisted of 6 boats. The top three boats in each heat advanced to the final; the other three boats in each heat were sent to a 7th–12th place classification race.
- Finals: A main final and a 7th–12th place classification race.
- "Rowing at the 1968 Mexico City Summer Games: Men's Double Sculls". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 16 August 2018.