Did Australia host the Olympics in 1988?

Was there an Olympics in 1988?

Seoul 1988 Olympic Games, athletic festival held in Seoul that took place September 17–October 2, 1988. The Seoul Games were the 21st occurrence of the modern Olympic Games.

Who won the Olympics 1988?

Athletes from 52 countries won medals, leaving 108 countries without a medal. The Soviet Union utterly dominated the medal count, winning 55 gold and 132 total medals.

1988 Summer Olympics medal table.

1988 Summer Olympics medals
Location Seoul, South Korea
Highlights
Most gold medals Soviet Union (55)
Most total medals Soviet Union (132)

Which popular game became an Olympic event in 1988?

Tennis returned to the programme after a hiatus of 64 years. The event was open to professionals, and Steffi Graf concluded her Grand Slam tennis season by winning Olympic gold.

What happened at the 1988 Winter Olympics?

The 1988 Winter Olympics were also remembered for the “heroic failure” of both the British ski jumper, Michael Edwards, and the debut of the Jamaica national bobsleigh team.

1988 Winter Olympics.

Emblem of the 1988 Winter Olympics
Host city Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Stadium McMahon Stadium
Winter Albertville 1992 → Summer Seoul 1988 →

Why were there summer and winter Olympics in 1988?

The International Olympic Committee voted nearly unanimously Tuesday to hold the Summer and Winter Games in different years in a move aimed at focusing more attention on the winter events. The Olympics will go on as scheduled in 1988 and 1992.

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Has Australia ever won the Olympics?

Australia has sent athletes to all editions of the modern Olympic Games. Australia has competed in every Summer Olympic Games, as well as every Winter Olympics except 1924–32 and 1948.

Medals by Summer Games.

Games Total
Athletes
Gold 164
Silver 173
Bronze 210

Was Ben Johnson stripped of his gold medal?

On 27 September 1988, Ben Johnson was stripped of his Olympic 100m gold medal after testing positive for anabolic steroids. The Canadian sprinter had won the race in a new world record of 9.79 seconds but he was sent home from the Seoul Olympics in disgrace.

What did Ben Johnson do 1988?

On September 24, 1988, Canadian sprinter Ben Johnson runs the 100-meter dash in 9.79 seconds to win gold at the Summer Olympics in Seoul, South Korea. Johnson’s triumph, however, was temporary: He tested positive for steroids three days later and was stripped of the medal.