|On the obverse side of the participants'
medals were put Korea's National Treasure No. 1, Namdaemun (South
Gate), flanked by such familiar motifs in ancient Korean folk paintings
as the mountain, cloud, crane and the sun. The reverse side showed the
Seoul Olympic sash and the order, venue and the year of the Games under
it. The participants' medals, which are the IOC's official commemorative
medals, were presented to all participants including the athletes and delegates.
The participants' medal was made of bronze
in the same size with the bronze medals. The medal containers were made
of high-quality blue velvet, giving fresh yet soft impression.
A total of 20,400 participants' medals were
produced and distributed to all participants through the Olympic Village,
Headquarters Hotel and designated hotels.
(Source document: Official
Report 1988, Vol. 1., page 422)