Seoul 1988 Olympic Games

The 1988 Olympic Games were held in Seoul, South Korea. 159 nations sent 9,465 athletes to Seoul, including 2,186 women.1988 Olympic Games Poster

After failing to be recognized as co-host of the Games, North Korea (which was still technically at war with the South) boycotted the Games, with Cuba and Ethiopia joining them in solidarity. However there were no widespread boycotts for the first time since 1972.

In the overall medal count, the rankings were U.S.S.R. first (132), East Germany (102), then U.S.A. (94). See the 1988 Medal Table.

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