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The 1988 Summer Olympic Games, officially known as the Games of the XXIV Olympiad, was held from September 17 to October 2, 1988, in Seoul, South Korea. They were the second summer Olympic Games to be held in Asia, and the first since Tokyo 1964.

160 nations were represented by a total of 8,391 athletes: 6,197 men and 2,194 women, with 237 events held. This made Seoul the largest Olympic Games to be held at that point.

Voting results for the 1988 Summer Olympic Games
City Country Round 1
Seoul South Korea 52
Nagoya Japan 27

Medal table

Rank Country 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
11 China 5 11 12 28
12 Great Britain 5 10 9 24
13 Kenya 5 2 2 9
14 Japan 4 3 7 14
15 Australia 3 6 5 14
16 Yugoslavia 3 4 5 12
17 Czechoslovakia 3 3 2 8
18 New Zealand 3 2 8 13
19 Canada 3 2 5 10
20 Poland 2 5 9 16
21 Norway 2 3 0 5
22 Netherlands 2 2 5 9
23 Denmark 2 1 1 4
24 Brazil 1 2 3 6
25 Finland 1 1 2 4
25 Spain 1 1 2 4
27 Turkey 1 1 0 2
28 Morocco 1 0 2 3
29 Austria 1 0 0 1
29 Portugal 1 0 0 1
29 Surinam 1 0 0 1
32 Sweden 0 4 7 11
33 Switzerland 0 2 2 4
34 Jamaica 0 2 0 2
35 Argentina 0 1 1 2
36 Chile 0 1 0 1
36 Costa Rica 0 1 0 1
36 Indonesia 0 1 0 1
36 Iran 0 1 0 1
36 Netherlands Antilles 0 1 0 1
36 Peru 0 1 0 1
36 Senegal 0 1 0 1
36 Virgin Islands 0 1 0 1
44 Belgium 0 0 2 2
44 Mexico 0 0 2 2
46 Colombia 0 0 1 1
46 Djibouti 0 0 1 1
46 Greece 0 0 1 1
46 Mongolia 0 0 1 1
46 Pakistan 0 0 1 1
46 Philippines 0 0 1 1
46 Thailand 0 0 1 1

See Also

  • Logos - A collection of logos featuring this event.
  • Mascots - The official mascots of this Olympics'.
  • Torch - Information about this Olympics' torch.
Preceded by
Calgary 1988
Olympics
1988
Succeeded by
Albertville 1992
Preceded by
Los Angeles 1984
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1988
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Barcelona 1992
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