Title : 5th Anniv. Of the IOC Decision to Hold the 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul
Stamp Serial#
1452 
KPC#
C-1113 
MICHEL#
1476 
StanGib#
1746 
Scott#
1474 
Date of Issue
09/30/1986 
Quantity
3,000,000 
Denomination
80 won 
Design
5 Word and Juan Autonio Samaranch 
Designer
Kim Hyun 
Image Area
47mm*19mm 
Perforation
13 
Sheet Composition
Sheet of 20(4*5) 
Paper
White Unwatermarked
Print
Korea Security Printing and Minting Corporation 
Description
With the consent of the overwhelming majority of the members present, the 84th IOC plenary Session, meeting in Baden-Baden, West Germany, decided on September 30,1981 to hold the 24th Olympic Ganes in Seoul.

Today's Olympics trace back to the religious festivals held in Olympia of Ancient Greece, where sturdy young men from all over Greece gathered every fourth year to observe sacred rites for Zeus, the chief of Olympian Gods.

After the rites, they came out into an arena and held athletic games, competing in some ten events including boxing, wrestling, javelin throw, and others. This custom continued until it died out, with the 293rd game becoming the last, when Greece was annexed to the Roman Empire.

The Olympic Games were revived by Baron Coubertin's proposal, which led to the opening of the first modern Olympic Games in Athens in 1896. Except for the discontinuance that occurred during the two world wars, the olympics have since been steadily held until today, when the 24th Games in Seoul are only two years away.

The Ministry of Communications issues this postage stamp in order to help the nation remember the day of the meaningful decision, and to express our determination to contribute to world peace by holding the Games successfully.