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From the Seoul 88 Official Report...the official description of how the Parachute Jump in its Opening Ceremony went...

The demonstration was planned to

take place at the same time with the

performance of Cha-il (Tent) Dance on

the ground. The parachutists demonstrated

the precise landing within a

tiny circle on the stadium field and the

free-style landing on the designated

spots on the stadium. The precise

landing was demonstrated by 44

parachutists. The sky divers formed

the five Olympic rings using costume,

apparatus and smoke in the air above

the Olympic Stadium.

The 44 parachutists who performed

the precise landing comprised 22

Koreans and 22 from the CIP. Of the

30 parachutists who performed the

ring jump, 23 were from the United

States of America, four were from

France, two were from Canada and

one was from Switzerland.

So, can anyone make heads or tails of exactly HOW MANY parchutists participated in the stunt? :blink: 44? 52 (see last paragraph)?

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From the Seoul 88 Official Report...the official description of how the Parachute Jump in its Opening Ceremony went...

So, can anyone make heads or tails of exactly HOW MANY parchutists participated in the stunt? :blink: 44? 52 (see last paragraph)?

I don't speak Korean,but according to the translation (unless I'm not reading it right):

It says 44 parachutists landed in the circle on the stadium field,broken down as 22 from Korea and 22 from the CIP.

22 + 22 = 44.

Of these,just 30 parachutists performed the ring jump,broken down as 23 from the USA,4 from France,2 from Canada and 1 from Switzerland.

23 + 4 + 2 + 1 = 30.

If not,maybe we could get Kim Jong Il to razz in and translate for us! :lol:

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