Cuba boycotted the Seoul 1988 Olympics.
US diver Greg Louganis
cracked his head on the springboard while attempting a reverse 2.5 pike. After receiving
stitches, Louganis went on to win the gold in both men's events.
won gold medals in both the individual and team archery events in front of her home crowd.
Luding-Rothenburger, from the former East Germany, is the only person in any sport to
have won medals in both the Winter Olympics and the Summer Olympics - in the same year.
Better known in Olympic circles as a speed skater, Christa Luding-Rothenburger won the
cycling track silver medal in Seoul and followed up with a gold at the Calgary 1988 Winter Olympics, in the 1,000m
speed skating event and a silver in the 500m speed skating.
With a team victory in Seoul, Germany's Reiner Klimke
made it six gold and two silver medals in the dressage; an Olympic record for the
put New Zealand horse riding on the Olympic map by winning back to back individual
eventing gold medals in Los Angeles 1984 and Seoul.
Once considered a genteel, after-dinner alternative to lawn tennis, in
1890s England, table-tennis was introduced to the Olympic Games in South Korea.
An original Olympic sport at Athens 1896,
tennis was dropped from the Olympic program after Paris 1924
and didn't appear again until 1988.
When Steffi Graf
won the women's singles gold medal, the German became the first person to win a 'Golden
Slam'; wining a gold medal in the same year as lifting the Australian Open, French Open,
US Open and Wimbledon Grand Slam titles.
Aquatics, Archery, Athletics,
Pentathlon, Rowing, Sailing, Shooting,
Softball, Table Tennis, Taekwondo, Tennis,
Triathlon, Volleyball, Weightlifting, Wrestling.