Seoul 1988

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Emblem

The Seoul emblem features a traditional Korean samtaeguk pattern. A samtaeguk is a visual image which represents Korea. The swirl depiction represents the people of the world coming together in Korea, symbolising worldwide harmony.

Motto

The motto of Seoul 1988 was "The Games of Peace".

Mascot

The official mascot for the 1988 Summer Olympic Games was the friendly tiger, Hodori. This reflected the hospitable traditions of the Korean people. Hodori's female version was called Hosuni.