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Seoul 1988 - Key Facts

ESPN staff
October 12, 2011
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Juray Dudas had a painful experience in the weightlifting. He was only slightly injured, but was still eliminated © PA Photos
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Dates
September 17 - October 2

Other candidate city
Nagoya

Mascot
"Hodori," the baby tiger

Participants
8,391 (2,194 women)

Participating nations
159

Sports
23

Events
237

Medals given out
741

IOC president
Juan Antonio Samaranch (Spain)

Games declared open by
South Korean president Roe Tae-woo

Last relay bearer of the Olympic flame
Sohn Kee-chung (South Korea, winner of the 1936 marathon under the Japanese flag) and Lim Chum-ae (South Korea, track and field)

Olympic flame lit by
Kim Won-tak, Chong Son-hi and Sohn Mi-jong (South Korea)

Olympic oath read by
Hur Jae and Sohn Mi-na

Television rights
$398.710 million dollars

Accredited journalists
10,360

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