Olympic Games 1988 Seoul

24th Olympiad


Sports: 27

Events: 237

National Teams: 159

Participants: 8,451

Participation Medal

Olympic participation medal 1988          

Material: Bronze Weight: 116 gr
Diameter: 60 mm Design by: Kim Kwang-Hyun
Thickness: 6 mm Mint: Korea Security Printing and Minting
Obverse: Namdaemun (Sout Gate)
Reverse: Seoul Olympic emblem

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)

Presentation box

Participation Diploma 1988 Seoul


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