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April 20, 1988 | ALEENE MacMINN, Times Television Editor
The last time NBC was scheduled to telecast the Summer Olympics, the United States boycotted and the network had to stay home with the athletes. Eight years later, the network finds itself preparing to cover the XXIV Summer Olympics here amid tight security precautions against potential disruptions. The heavy security was apparent Tuesday as a group of about 30 U.S. journalists toured the impressive Seoul Sports Complex and the nearby Olympic Park.
September 13, 1987
The United States is willing to deploy warships and planes to South Korea to protect the 1988 Olympic Games from attacks by terrorists or North Korea, Assistant Secretary of Defense Richard Armitage said in Seoul. Armitage said discussions are continuing with South Korean military officials to decide what types of security measures will be needed to guarantee the safety of the Games.
August 13, 1987 | JULIE CART, Times Staff Writer
The president of the Seoul Olympic Organizing Committee said Wednesday that although the number of Olympic events to be staged in North Korea was negotiable, the North Korean demand to be designated as co-host of the 1988 Games was out of the question. Park Seh-Jik, who was here touring the Coliseum and other 1984 Olympic facilities, reacted to the latest North Korean proposal with an unwavering certainty that there will be no co-host for the Games.
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