1988 Summer Olympics torch relay

The 1988 Summer Olympics torch relay was run from August 23 until September 17, prior to the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul. The route covered around 4,526 kilometres (2,812 mi) and involved over 1,856 torchbearers. Sohn Kee-chung, Chung Sun-man and Kim Won-tak lit the cauldron at the opening ceremony.[1]

Host citySeoul, South Korea
Countries visitedGreece, Thailand, South Korea
Distance4,526 kilometres (2,812 mi)
Torch bearers1,856
Start dateAugust 23, 1988
End dateSeptember 17, 1988
Torch designerLee Woo-Sung
No. of torches3,300
A torch from the relay

Route in South KoreaEdit

Route in Seoul
Route in Busan


  1. ^ "Olympic Games 1988 Seoul". Olympic Games Museum. Retrieved 25 August 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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