1988
Seoul
South Korea

Despite boycotts by some countries including North Korea and Nicaragua, the 1988 Games was widely thought to provide the impetus for South Korea to move towards democracy.

The 1988 Paralympics were the largest and best facilitated so far, giving opportunities for a new generation of Paralympic athletes to compete in the main Olympic venues.

The National Archives holds records relating to the bid to host the 1988 Games and Cultural Olympiad in Britain.

3 records available

  • Proposed hosting of the 1988 Olympic Games in Britain.
    AT 60/156
    Proposed hosting of the 1988 Olympic Games in Britain. AT 60/156Preview
  • London bid for 1988 Olympic Games: development of facilities.
    AT 60/161/1
    London bid for 1988 Olympic Games: development of facilities. AT 60/161/1Preview
  • Sedan chair Seoul, Korea, W Meakin, 1907.
    COPY 1/514 (66)
    Sedan chair Seoul, Korea, W Meakin, 1907. COPY 1/514 (66)Preview

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