Seoul, Calgary win nods for 1988 Olympic games
Baden-Baden, West Germany
The International Olympic Committee selected Seoul, the South Korean capital, as host of the 1988 Summer Games and Calgary, Alberta, as the site of the Winter Games that year. The panel voted 52 to 27 to give Seoul -- rather than Nagoya in Japan -- the right to stage the summer games. Calgary came out on top in a three-way fight for the winter games, receiving 48 votes to 31 for Falun, Sweden , after Cortina d'ampezzo, Italy, was eliminated in the first ballot.