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Official Films
Official Films

Seoul 1988 Official Film | Seoul 1988

This spectacular, comprehensive record of the first Summer Games to be held in South Korea offers a feast for the eyes, notably in the Opening Ceremony (the last to take place during the day), which is recorded by aerial cameras and close-ups in the stadium. Lee underlines the significance of hosting the Games for his compatriots, showing spectators at the many venues and in the streets and temples of the metropolis. The film includes coverage of minor sports that are revered in South Korea: archery, table tennis, weight-lifting and shooting. Ben Johnson, the Canadian sprinter, is seen at Incheon airport, leaving Seoul in disgrace after failing his drugs test for the 100 metres.

Lee Kwang-Soo | 1988 | 139' | 2004 IOC Restored version

Official Films
Official Films

Seoul 1988 Official Film | Seoul 1988

This spectacular, comprehensive record of the first Summer Games to be held in South Korea offers a feast for the eyes, notably in the Opening Ceremony (the last to take place during the day), which is recorded by aerial cameras and close-ups in the stadium. Lee underlines the significance of hosting the Games for his compatriots, showing spectators at the many venues and in the streets and temples of the metropolis. The film includes coverage of minor sports that are revered in South Korea: archery, table tennis, weight-lifting and shooting. Ben Johnson, the Canadian sprinter, is seen at Incheon airport, leaving Seoul in disgrace after failing his drugs test for the 100 metres.

Lee Kwang-Soo | 1988 | 139' | 2004 IOC Restored version

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