The 1988 Summer Olympics (Korean: 서울 하계 올림픽; RR: Seoul Hagye Ollimpik [sʌ.ul ɦaɡje olːimpʰik]), officially known as the Games of the XXIV Olympiad and commonly known as Seoul 1988, were an international multi-sport event held from 17 September to 2 October 1988 in Seoul, South Korea. 159 nations were represented at the games by a total of 8,391 athletes (6,197 men and 2,194 ...
The 1998 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XVIII Olympic Winter Games (French: Les XVIII es Jeux olympiques d'hiver) (Japanese: 第十八回オリンピック冬季競技大会, Dai Jūhachi-kai Orinpikku Tōkikyōgi Taikai) and commonly known as Nagano 1998, was a winter multi-sport event held from 7 to 22 February 1998, mainly in Nagano, Japan, with some events taking place in the ...
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1988 was a crucial year in the early history of the Internet—it was the year of the first well-known computer virus, the 1988 Internet worm.The first permanent intercontinental Internet link was made between the United States and Europe (Nordunet) as well as the first Internet-based chat protocol, Internet Relay Chat.
Since the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, South Korea, the Olympics have been held in Asia or Oceania four times, a sharp increase compared to the previous 92 years of modern Olympic history. The 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro were the first Olympics for a South American country.
Seoul 1988 Olympic Games, athletic festival held in Seoul, South Korea, September 17–October 2, 1988, the 21st occurrence of the modern Olympics.
- Athens, Greece. April 6-15, 1896.
- Paris, France. May 20-October 28, 1900.
- St. Louis, Missouri, USA. July 1-November 23, 1904.
- London, England. April 27-October 31, 1908.
20 years ago, Microsoft was the biggest company in the world, JK Rowling released Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, and Google was born. 2018 marks the 20th anniversary of Webselect, and to celebrate we're taking a look back into the internet in 1998 to see how much things have changed.
The Internet's takeover of the global communication landscape was rapid in historical terms: it only communicated 1% of the information flowing through two-way telecommunications networks in the year 1993, 51% by 2000, and more than 97% of the telecommunicated information by 2007.
This is a list of host cities of the Olympic Games, both summer and winter, since the modern Olympics began in 1896. Since then, summer and winter games have usually celebrated a four-year period known as an Olympiad; summer and winter games normally held in staggered even years.