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Seoul 1988

Opening Ceremony 17 Sep 1988
Closing Ceremony 02 Oct 1988
Host City Seoul
Country Republic of Korea
Nations Participating 159
Athletes 8391
Events 237
Sports/Disciplines 18
Volunteers 27221
Media 11331

Description

Awarding the Summer Games to South Korea provided the impetus for the country to embrace democracy. The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea) boycotted, and was joined by Cuba, Ethiopia and Nicaragua. Still, records were set with 159 nations participating, 52 winning medals and 31 taking home gold medals.

ASIAN MEDAL STANDINGS

Country Total Rank By Total
Republic of Korea 21 15 15 51 1
People's Republic of China 6 13 12 31 2
Japan 5 5 10 20 3
Chinese Taipei 2 0 3 5 4
Islamic Republic of Iran 0 1 1 2 5
Jordan 0 0 2 2 5
Bahrain 0 0 1 1 6
Indonesia 0 1 0 1 6
Malaysia 0 0 1 1 6
Mongolia 0 0 1 1 6
Nepal 0 0 1 1 6
Pakistan 0 0 1 1 6
Philippines 0 0 1 1 6
Saudi Arabia 0 0 1 1 6
Thailand 0 0 1 1 6