1988 Summer Olympics closing ceremony

The closing ceremony of the 1988 Summer Olympics took place at Seoul Olympic Stadium in Seoul, South Korea, on 2 October 1988 at 19:00 -20:45 KST (UTC+9)..

1988 Summer Olympics closing ceremony
Fireworks at the closing ceremonies of the 1988 Summer Games.JPEG
Fireworks at the closing ceremonies of the 1988 Summer Games
Date2 October 1988 (1988-10-02)
Time19:00 - 20:45 KST (UTC+9).
LocationSeoul, South Korea
Coordinates37°30′57.1″N 127°04′22.1″E / 37.515861°N 127.072806°E / 37.515861; 127.072806Coordinates: 37°30′57.1″N 127°04′22.1″E / 37.515861°N 127.072806°E / 37.515861; 127.072806
Filmed byKBS, MBC and SORTO



Parade of NationsEdit

The flag bearers of 159 National Olympic Committees arrived into the Seoul Olympic Stadium. The flag bearers from each participating country entered the stadium informally in single file, ordered by ganada order of the Korean alphabet, and behind them marched all the athletes, without any distinction or grouping by nationality.

Concert sectionEdit

Barcelona 1992 performanceEdit

Barcelona, the host city of the 1992 Summer Olympic Games

Speeches and the Games declared closed and the handover of the Olympic flagEdit

SLOOG President Park Seh-jik deliver a speech in Korean, concluded and thank everyone. IOC President Juan Antonio Samaranch deliver a speech in English, French, awards the Olympic Order in Gold to Park Seh-jik, President of the Seoul Organizing Committee and IOC President declare closed the Games of the XXIV Olympiad in Seoul, and accordance with tradition, and call upon the youth of the world to assemble 4 years from now in Barcelona, to celebrate the Games of the XXV Olympiad. He concluded in Korean. The Mayor of Seoul Kim Yong-rae handover the Olympic flag to IOC President, Juan Antonio Samaranch, who then handed it over to the Mayor of Barcelona, Pasqual Maragall.

Dignitaries in attendanceEdit


TV coverageEdit