South Korea: The Show Must Go On

The Show Must Go On

Seoul's Kimpo Airport was bright with flowers and women in traditional Korean hanbok dresses welcoming visitors to the tenth Asian Games, which began last week. Suddenly a bomb exploded in a metal trash basket outside the arrival area, ripping into crowds as they loaded baggage into cars and killing five Koreans.

The South Korean government of President Chun Doo Hwan blamed the North Koreans for the attack. It promptly increased already tight security, hoping to quell any notion that Seoul was an unsafe site for the games -- or indeed for the 1988 Olympics.


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