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Encyclopedia > 1988 Summer Olympics
Games of the XXIV Olympiad

Host city Seoul, South Korea
Nations participating 160
Athletes participating 8,391 (6,197 men, 2,194 women)
Events 263 in 27 sports
Opening ceremony September 17
Closing ceremony October 2
Officially opened by President Roh Tae-woo
Athlete's Oath Hur Jae
Judge's Oath Lee Hakrae
Olympic Torch Sohn Kee-chung, Chung Sunman,
Kim Wontak and Sohn Mi-Chung
Stadium Olympic Stadium
Johnson winning the 100 m final

The 1988 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXIV Olympiad, were the Summer Olympic Games celebrated in 1988 in Seoul, South Korea. The host was chosen in the September 29, 1981 vote, ahead of the Japanese city of Nagoya.[1] It was the second Asian nation to ever host an Olympic Games. Image File history File links 1988_Summer_Olympics_logo. ... Short name Statistics Location map Map of location of Seoul. ... is the 260th day of the year (261st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 275th day of the year (276th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The President is head of state of South Korea. ... Noh Tae-woo (born December 4, 1932 in Daegu, South Korea), is a former Korean general and politician. ... The Olympic Oath is taken by an athlete and a judge at the opening ceremonies of the Olympic Games. ... The Olympic Oath is taken by an athlete and a judge at the opening ceremonies of the Olympic Games. ... The Olympic Flame at the Athens 2004 Summer Olympics The Olympic Flame, Olympic Fire, Olympic Torch, Olympic Light, Olympic Eye, and Olympic Sun is a symbol of the Olympic Games. ... Sohn Kee-chung (August 29, 1912 – November 15, 2002) became the first medal-winning Korean Olympian when he won the gold medal in the Marathon at the 1936 Berlin Olympics as a member of the Japanese delegation, under the name of Son Kitei, which is the Japanese pronunciation of the... Montreals Olympic Stadium The Olympic Stadium is the name usually given to the big centrepiece stadium of the Summer Olympic Games. ... The Jamsil Olympic Stadium (formerly Anglicized Chamshil) in Seoul, South Korea was the main stadium built for the 1988 Summer Olympics, and is the centrepiece of the Jamsil Sports Complex in the Songpa-gu District, in the southeast of the city south of the Han River. ... Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Poster for the 1920 Summer Olympics in Antwerp. ... Year 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar). ... Short name Statistics Location map Map of location of Seoul. ... is the 272nd day of the year (273rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 Gregorian calendar). ... Nagoya ) is the fourth largest city in Japan. ... For other uses, see Asia (disambiguation). ... The five Olympic rings were designed in 1913, adopted in 1914 and debuted at the Games at Antwerp, 1920. ...


North Korea, still officially at war with South Korea, boycotted the event[2] , with Cuba, Ethiopia and Nicaragua joining the boycott.[2]


159 nations were represented by a total of 8391 athletes (2194 women and 6197 men) in the games. 237 events were held. 27221 volunteers helped to prepare the Olympics. 11331 media (4978 written press and 6353 broadcasters) showed the Olympiad all over the world.[1] Print media includes newspapers, magazines, and the like. ... Note: broadcasting is also the old term for hand sowing. ...

Contents

Highlights

  • Soviet Vladimir Artemov wins four gold medals in gymnastics[3]. Daniela Silivaş of Romania wins three.[4]
  • US sprinter Florence Griffith Joyner wins three gold medals and a silver on the track.[5]
  • Canadian Ben Johnson wins the 100 m in a new world record, but is disqualified he after tests positive for stanozolol. In 2004, Johnson accused the American sports authorities of protecting always American sportsmen while trying to put against the wall foreign ones. He still claims to this day that André Jackson,[6] "the Mystery Man" put the stanozolol in his food or his drink.[7]
  • American boxer Roy Jones Jr. loses the gold medal to South Korean fighter Park Si-Hun in a controversial 3-2 judge's decision. Allegations swirled that Korean officials had fixed the judging. Jones Jr. receives the Val Barker Trophy, an award for the most impressive boxer of the Games.[8]
  • Lawrence Lemieux, a Canadian sailor in the Finn class was in second place and poised to win a silver medal when he abandoned the race to save an injured competitor. He arrived in 21st place, but was recognized by the IOC with a special award honoring his bravery and sacrifice.[9]
  • US diver Greg Louganis wins back-to-back titles on both diving events, but only after hitting the springboard with his head in the 3 m event final. This became a minor controversy years later when Louganis revealed he knew he was HIV-positive at the time, and did not tell anybody. Since it is now known that HIV cannot survive in open water, no other divers were ever in danger.[10]
  • Christa Luding-Rothenburger of East Germany becomes the first (and last) athlete to win Olympic medals at the Winter Olympics and Summer Olympics in the same year. She adds a cycling silver to the speed skating gold she won earlier in the Winter Olympics of that year in Calgary.[11]
  • Anthony Nesty of Suriname wins his country's first Olympic medal by winning the 100 m butterfly, scoring an upset victory over Matt Biondi by .01 of a second; he is also the first black person to win a swimming title.[12]
  • Swimmer Kristin Otto of East Germany wins six gold medals[13]. Other multi-medalists in the pool are Matt Biondi (five)[14] and Janet Evans (three).[15]
  • Swedish fencer Kerstin Palm becomes the first woman to take part in seven Olympics.[1]
  • In swimming Mel Stewart of the USA is favorite to win the men's 200 m butterfly final[citation needed] but comes in 5th.[16]
  • Mark Todd of New Zealand wins his second consecutive individual gold medal in the three-day event in equestrian on Charisma, only the second time in eventing history that a gold medal has been won consecutively.[17]
  • Baseball[18] and Taekwondo[19] are demonstration sports.
  • This is the last time the US are represented by a basketball team which doesn't feature NBA stars[20]; the team only obtains bronze medal after being defeated by the Soviet Union.[21]
  • For the first time in history all the dressage events are won by women.[22]
  • Women's judo was held for the first time, as a demonstration sport.[23]
  • Table tennis is introduced at the Olympics, with China and the host nation both winning two titles.[24]
  • Tennis returns to the Olympics after a 64-year absence[25], and Steffi Graf adds to her four Grand Slam victories in the year by also winning the Olympic title[26], beating Gabriela Sabatini in the final.[27]
  • Two Bulgarian weightlifters are stripped of their gold medals after failing doping tests, and the team withdraws after this event.[28]

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Significance of the 1988 Olympics in South Korea

Hosting the 1988 Olympics presented an opportunity to bring international attention to South Korea. The idea for South Korea to place a bid for 1988 games emerged during the last days of the Park Chung Hee administration in the late 1970s. After President Park’s assassination in 1979, Chun Doo Hwan, his successor, submitted Korea’s bid to the IOC in September 1981, in hopes that the increased international exposure brought by the Olympics would legitimize his authoritarian regime amidst increasing political pressure for democratization, provide protection from increasing threats from North Korea, and showcase the Korean economic miracle to the world community. South Korea was awarded the bid on September 30, 1981, becoming the 16th nation, the second Asian nation (following Japan in 1964) and the second newly industrialized economy (after Mexico in 1968) to host the games. Park Chung-hee (November 14, 1917 – October 26, 1979) was former ROK Army general and the president of the Republic of Korea from 1961 to 1979. ... Chun Doo-hwan (Korean hangul: 전두환; hanja: 全斗煥; revised: Jeon Duhwan; McCune-Reischauer: Chŏn Tuhwan; born 18 January 1931) was a Korean military officer and the President of South Korea from 1980 to 1988. ...


In an attempt to follow the model of 1964 Tokyo Olympics as a rite of passage for the Japanese economy and re-integration of Japan in the family of nations in the post-war era, the Korean government hoped to use the Olympics as a “coming out party” for the newly industrialized Korean economy. The Korean government hoped the Olympics would symbolize a new legitimacy of Korea in world affairs.


However, this attempt to provide legitimacy to the Korean government, particularly the Chun administration, backfired. The anticipation of the Olympic Games intensified world scrutiny of Korea during a time of political crisis. As political demonstrations emerged in June 1987, the possibility of jeopardizing hosting the Olympic Games contributed to the June 29 declaration which issued President Chun out of power and led to direct elections in December 1987. The desire not to taint the Olympic Games with military dictatorship and riots served as an impetus for Korea’s transition to democracy. Roh Tae Woo served as the transitional president, directly elected by South Koreans in December 1987, during the 1988 Seoul Olympic Games. The 1988 Olympic Games provided a catalyst for controlled political change to maintain stability in South Korea. Roh Tae-woo (born December 4, 1942 in Daegu, South Korea), a Korean general and politician. ...


Venues

View toward Seoul Olympic Stadium
View toward Seoul Olympic Stadium

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Medals awarded

See the medal winners, ordered by sport:

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Demonstration sports

  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Bowling
  • Judo (women)
  • Taekwondo
  • Wheelchair racing

[1] Baseball at the 1988 Summer Olympics was a demonstration sport for the seventh time. ... The Judo competition at the 1988 Summer Olympics continued the seven weight classes first used at the 1980 Games. ... Taekwondo was a demonstration sport at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul. ...


Participating nations

Participants (blue nations had their first entrance)
Participants (blue nations had their first entrance)

Athletes from 159 nations competed at the Seoul Games. Aruba, American Samoa, Cook Islands, Guam, Maldives, Vanuatu, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, and South Yemen made their first Olympic appearance at these Games. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1357x628, 45 KB) Countries which participated in the 1988 Summer Olympics, as listed at the olympic games museum, derived from blank world map. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1357x628, 45 KB) Countries which participated in the 1988 Summer Olympics, as listed at the olympic games museum, derived from blank world map. ...   Capital Aden Language(s) Arabic Government Socialist state President Haidar Abu Bakr al-Attas Prime Minister Yasin Said Numan Historical era Cold War  - Independence November 30 1967  - UN membership December 14, 1967  - Constitution October 31, 1978  - Reunification May 22 1990 Area  - 1990 332,970 km2 Expression error: unrecognised punctuation character...


In the following list, the number in parentheses indicates the number of athletes from each nation that competed in Seoul [29]:

  • Brunei also participated in the Opening Ceremonies, marking their first appearance at the Olympic Games, but their delegation only consisted of one swimming official.

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Medal count

These are the top ten nations that won medals at these Games: This is the full table of the medal count of the 1988 Summer Olympics. ...

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Soviet Union 55 31 46 132
2 East Germany 37 35 30 102
3 United States 36 31 27 94
4 South Korea 12 10 11 33
5 West Germany 11 14 15 40
6 Hungary 11 6 6 23
7 Bulgaria 10 12 13 35
8 Romania 7 11 6 24
9 France 6 4 6 16
10 Italy 6 4 4 14

[30] Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Soviet_Union. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_East_Germany. ... Flag of East Germany East Germany competed at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul under the IOC country code GDR (from the official name German Democratic Republic). It was the sixth time that East Germany had competed separately from West Germany and seventeenth overall appearance at the Olympics for German... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_South_Korea. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Hungary. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Bulgaria_1971-1990. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Italy. ...

Mascot

Hodori the Friendly Tiger
mascot for the 1988 Seoul Olympics

The official mascot for the 1988 Summer Olympic Games was Hodori. It was a stylized tiger designed by Kim Hyun as an amicable Amur Tiger, portraying the friendly and hospitable traditions of the Korean people.[31] Hodori's female version was called Hosuni.[32] Image File history File links Hodori-the-Korean-Olympic-Games-1988-mascot. ... Image File history File links Hodori-the-Korean-Olympic-Games-1988-mascot. ... Hodori Hodori was the official mascot of the 1988 Summer Olympic Games in Seoul, South Korea. ... Hodori Hodori was the official mascot of the 1988 Summer Olympic Games in Seoul, South Korea. ... For other uses, see Tiger (disambiguation). ... Trinomial name Panthera tigris altaica Temminck, 1884 Distribution of the Siberian tiger (in red) The Siberian tiger (Panthera tigris altaica) is a rare subspecies of tiger (). Also known as the Amur, Manchurian, Korean, Altaic, or North China tiger, it is confined completely to the Amur region in the Far East... This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ...


The name Hodori was chosen from 2,295 suggestions sent in by the public. It's a portmanteau of ho, which is a derived word from the Korean word for "tiger" (horangi), and dori, which is a diminutive for "boys" in Korean.[31] A portmanteau (IPA: ) is a word or morpheme that fuses two or more words or word parts to give a combined or loaded meaning. ...


See also

See also: 1988 Summer Olympics The 1988 Summer Paralympics were the first Paralympics in 24 years that were held concurrently with the Olympics. ... Stamp The International Olympic Committee (French: Comité International Olympique) is an organization based in Lausanne, Switzerland, created by Pierre de Coubertin and Demetrios Vikelas on June 23, 1894. ... The International Olympic Committee (IOC) allocates three-letter country codes to all National Olympic Committees and other groups competing in the Olympic Games. ...

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