1988 Seoul Summer

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  South Korea, the second country in Asia to host the Olympic Games, has done everything it can to ensure that these Games are the Games of reconciliation. It has achieved this in part, since 161 countries will have sent representatives (more members than the UN), but it has not succeeded in achieving unity with North Korea. These Games were marked by the fight against doping.
Dates: September 17 - october 2, 1988
N.O.C. participants: 159
Number of sports: 25
Number of contests: 237
Number of athletes: 8391
Men: 6197
Women: 2194
Volonteers: 27221
Media: 11331
Opening: Roh Tae-woo, Republic President
Oath: Hur Jae, Son Mi-na
Oath juges: Lee Hak-rae
Number of torch bearer: 0
Last torch bearer: Chong Son-man, Kim Won-tak, Son Mi-jong
Bids towns: Nagoya (JPN)