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 ...
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CALGARY - FEBRUARY 20: Brian Boitaqno of the USA performs his routine during the men's figure skating competition on February 20, 1988 at the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary, Canada. Boitano won the gold medal.
The 1988 Seoul Olympic Games will be remembered for the numerous exceptional performances as well as for the highly mediatised disqualification of sprinter Ben Johnson. Asia’s Second Olympic Games. This was the second time since Tokyo in 1964 that the Games were held in Asia.
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.
Jan 18, 2002 · Winter Olympic Games History work sheet Internet access (optional) Lesson Plan The Winter Olympic Games were held for the first time in 1924, in Chamonix, France. Of the 258 athletes from 16 nations who competed, 245 were men and 13 were women. In this lesson, students learn about the Winter Olympic Games throughout history.
Steffi Graf was already world number one, and just shy of 19 years old, when she began the 1988 season. The teenager had taken part at the Los Angeles Games in 1984 when tennis made its Olympic return as a demonstration sport, 60 years after it was dropped from the programme.
- Trouble with North Korea
- A New South Korea
- Memorable Moments
After Seoul first won its bid to host the 1988 Olympics, North Korea began to campaign — unsuccessfully — to co-host them.The dispute turned tragic a few years later. On Nov. 29, 1987, Korean Air Flight 858 from Baghdad to Seoul disappeared off the Burmese Coast, along with its 115 passengers. The wreckage would later be discovered in the Andaman Sea. In an emotional TV interview, Kim Hyon Hui, 26, admitted to being a North Korean agent and described how she had placed a bomb, disguised as a radio, on the jetliner and set its timer to go off after she and her partner in crime, Kim Sung Il, 69, got off the plane in Abu Dhabi. After swallowing cyanide capsules following their arrest, Sung Il died, but Hui survived. “I was told by a senior officer that before the Seoul Olympics we would take down a South Korean airliner,” she told the BBC in a 2013 interview. “He said it would create chaos and confusion in South Korea. The mission would strike a severe blow for the revolution.” Shortly...
At the same time, the 1988 Olympics were seen by many as a sign that tense Cold War relations were thawing. The U.S. and the Soviet competed against one another at a Summer Olympics for the first time since 1976, and the Games helped the host country open up “diplomatic trade and cultural relations” with nations it had been previously cut off from during the Cold War, says James F. Larson, co-author of Global Television And The Politics Of The Seoul Olympics. As TIME reported back then, the Olympics were an opportunity for South Koreans “to throw themselves an elaborate coming-out party,” and let the world “admire the economic miracle that had risen from the rubble of war.” Here’s more on that: Every Olympics is a moment for the host country to strut its stuff and show off its contributions to the global economy, and that theme continues to this day. Larson suggests that the PyeongChang Olympics will be a particular opportunity for South Korea to showcase its work in cutting-edge mo...
Of course, South Korea’s ascent wasn’t the only inspirational story of 1988. There were plenty inside the arenas. American Jackie Joyner-Kersee set a world record for heptathlon that still hasn’t been beat. In one of the springboard preliminary rounds, American diver Greg Louganis hit his head on the diving board while doing a somersault. Just minutes after getting temporary stitches, he was back at the diving board, and ended up winning gold in that event. At the Games, he would become the first male diver to win double gold medals in consecutive Olympic Games. Florence “Flo-Jo” Griffith-Joyner was the world’s fastest woman after winning the three Track and Field gold medal in the 100 meters, 200 meters and 4×100 meters relay competitions. The world’s fastest man, however, did not fare as well. Canadian Ben Johnson’s gold medal for the 100m was taken away from him after he tested positive for steroid use, setting off what TIME called“the Olympics’ worst drug scandal.” Johnson’s med...