Seoul 1988
Awarding the Summer Games to South Korea provided the impetus for the country to embrace democracy. The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea) boycotted, and was joined by Cuba, Ethiopia and Nicaragua. Still, records were set with 159 nations participating, 52 winning medals and 31 taking home gold medals.
XXIV Summer Olympic Games  Seoul 1988
Opening Ceremony 17 Sep 1988
Closing Ceremony 02 Oct 1988
Host City Seoul
Country Korea, Republic of
Nations Participating 159
Athletes 8391
Events 237
Disciplines 18
Volunters 27221
Media 11331
Asian Medal Standings
Rank Country G S B T RT
1 KOR Korea
21 15 15 51 1
2 CHN China
6 13 12 31 2
3 JPN Japan
5 5 10 20 3
4 TPE Chinese Taipei
2 0 3 5 4
5 IRI Iran
0 1 1 2 5
6 INA Indonesia
0 1 0 1 7
7 JOR Jordan
0 0 2 2 5
8 KSA Saudi Arabia
0 0 1 1 7
8 MGL Mongolia
0 0 1 1 7
8 NEP Nepal
0 0 1 1 7
8 PAK Pakistan
0 0 1 1 7
8 MAS Malaysia
0 0 1 1 7
8 PHI Philippines
0 0 1 1 7
8 THA Thailand
0 0 1 1 7
8 BRN Bahrain
0 0 1 1 7

    Total: 34 35 51 120  
Legend
G - Gold      S - Silver      B - Bronze     T - Total      RT - Rank by Total
Note
Rank by Total is calculated by total number of Gold, Silver and Bronze Medals.
  

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Emblem, Seoul 1988

The Seoul emblem features a samtaeguk pattern. A samtaeguk is a traditional Ko

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