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Mascots Seoul 1988

Two Hodoris carry the Republic of Korea and USSR flags after the football match between the two teams during the Olympic tournament

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Mascot Seoul 1988

Hodori, in his most widely seen costume: he is wearing a peasant dancer’s Sangmo hat, on which the white ribbon makes an “S” for “Seoul”. He also has a necklace featuring the Olympic rings

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Opening Ceremony Seoul 1988

Chong Son-man, Kim Won-tak and Son Mi-jong, three Korean athletes, receive the Olympic flame

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Opening Ceremony Seoul 1988

The final Torch Relay runners after lighting the Olympic cauldron

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Winner's medal Seoul 1988

The obverse comprises a design by Tuscan artist Giuseppe Cassioli. This motif – a Victory bearing a crown of laurels seated in front of a representation of the Colosseum in Rome – can be found on the obverse of all the winner’s medals presented at the Summer Games since 1928 with the exception of three special cases: Barcelona 1992, Athens 2004 and Beijing 2008
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Jacqueline Joyner-Kersee (USA)

Jacqueline Joyner-Kersee won gold medals in the long jump and heptathlon. Here she is with her heptathlon runners-up, East Germany’s Sabine John (silver medal) on the left and Anke Behmer (bronze medal) on the right (Seoul 1988 OG)

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