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.
Who won the 1988 Summer Olympics?
|100 metres†||Carl Lewis United States||Linford Christie Great Britain|
|200 metres||Joe DeLoach United States||Carl Lewis United States|
|400 metres||Steve Lewis United States||Butch Reynolds United States|
|800 metres||Paul Ereng Kenya||Joaquim Cruz Brazil|
Where was the 1988 Summer Olympics held?
Where was 1992 Summer Olympics?
Why was there a 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.
When did the Summer and Winter Olympics split?
The 1994 Winter Olympics, held in Lillehammer, Norway, were the first Winter Games to be held in a different year from the Summer Games. This change resulted from the decision reached in the 91st IOC Session (1986) to separate the Summer and Winter Games and place them in alternating even-numbered years.
What was happening in 1988?
Some big 1988 events include the first female Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Margaret Thatcher, becoming the longest-serving Prime Minister of the 20th century. The Soviet war with Afghanistan eventually ended after 8 long years, and the devastating Pan Am Flight 103 disaster shocked the world in December.
What games were in the 1908 Olympics?
The 1908 Olympic games were held in London, Great Britain. There were 22 sports on the program, up from 16 at the last Olympics in 1904. Dropped were the sports of golf, roque and weightlifting, and added were Field Hockey, Figure Skating, sailing, shooting, Jeu de paume, polo, Rackets, Rugby union, water motorsports.