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Games of the XXIV Olympiad: Seoul 1988

Seoul 1988 Summer Olympics

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[Seoul Olympics, 1988 (Korea)]
image by Zoltan Horvath, 28 January 2014

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The 1988 Summer Olympics were held between 17 September to 2 October 1988 in Seoul, South Korea. They were the second summer Olympic Games to be held in Asia. Seoul was chosen to host the Summer Games against Nagoya, Japan, the other applicant city. In Seoul 159 nations were represented by a total of 8391 athletes, 263 events were held 23 sports.
Zoltan Horvath, 28 January 2014

The Flag

Its flag was white with its emblem placed in the center of the flag. The emblem features a samtaeguk pattern. A samtaeguk is a traditional Korean pattern and visual image which represents Korea. This pattern is widely used as decoration on fans, gates of Korean-style homes, artefacts, and folk crafts. The Olympic emblem features patterns in two forms, centripetal and centrifugal; the centripetal motion represented the people of the world coming together in Korea, thus symbolising worldwide harmony, while the centrifugal motion represented a march onward in search of man's lasting happiness and prosperity.
Image of flag:
Zoltan Horvath, 28 January 2014