2018 marked the year not only the PyeongChang Winter Olympics, but also the 30th anniversary of the 1988 Seoul Olympics. In celebration of the 30th anniversary of the Seoul Olympics, Seoul is scheduled to hold various events before and after the Olympic period between September 17 and October 2, which include the Seoul Sports Talent Festival (Sept. 1), the 2018 Seoul Sports Festival (Sept. 29-30), the 2018 SonKeeChung Peace Marathon (Oct. 3), and the 1988 Olympics: Momentum of Changes in Seoul (until Oct. 14).
Seoul residents are able to attend one-on-one lessons given by athletes from Seoul City and experience various sports events at the Seoul Olympic Park Peace Plaza during the Seoul Sports Talent Festival on September 1.Events Galore Mark30th
Athletes will give one-on-one lessons to local residents including boxing, taekwondo, billiards, and curling. Festival-goers can also experience in person 14 inaccessible sports, as well as 16 other events, including archery, inline roller skating, and shooting.
The 2018 Seoul Sports Festival will be held over two days on September 29 and 30. As a pre-opening ceremony event, special fusion performances, combining Korean classical music and street dancing in line with the Seoul Olympic theme of harmony and peace, are in store. Concurrent events also include a photo zone featuring Olympic medalists, as well as a special apparel and photo op for visitors to try on school uniforms reminiscent of the 1980s fashion.
The 2018 SonKeeChung Peace Marathon will take place on October 3, Wednesday, in celebration of the 30th anniversary of the 1988 Seoul Olympics and the brilliant feat of Son Kee-chung, Korea’s first sports hero. Concurrent events will also include trial programs of new sports, including floor curling and shuffle boarding, in addition to sports massages made available for participants.
Festival-goers are sure to get a feel about the Seoul Olympics must have been like at “The 1988 Olympics: Momentum of Changes in Seoul exhibition”, scheduled to be held at the newly-renovated Olympic Exhibition Hall of Jamsil Sports Complex and the Seoul Museum of History.
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