Olympics 1988

Seoul 1988

Games of the XXIV Olympiad

Although the drug disqualification of sprinter Ben Johnson was the biggest story of the 1988 Olympics, the Seoul Games were highlighted by numerous exceptional performances. Christa Luding-Rothenburger, who was also a speed skater, earned a silver medal in cycling to become the only person in history to win winter and Summer medals in the same year. Steffi Graf concluded her Grand Slam tennis season by winning Olympic gold. Greg Louganis repeated victories in both diving events. Florence Griffith-Joyner dominated the sprints. For the first time, all the medalists in dressage were women.

Participating Nations: 159

Participants: 8,391 athletes (2,194 women, 6,197 men)

Events: 237


The top three winners were: USSR, German Democratic Republic and United States of America

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