2001 Goodwill Games

2001 Goodwill Games
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Host cityBrisbane, Queensland
Opening29 August 2001 (2001-08-29)
Closing9 September 2001 (2001-09-09)

The 2001 Goodwill Games was the fifth and final edition of the international multi-sport event. The competition was held in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia from 29 August to 9 September 2001. A total around 1300 athletes took part in 14 sporting competitions.[1]

The small scale opening ceremony was held at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre at Boondall and featured The Corrs and Keith Urban. There was a live audience of 10,000 and the ceremony was broadcast live to an international audience of 450 million viewers.[2]

The Goodwill Bridge, a pedestrian and cyclist bridge spanning the Brisbane River, is named after the games.[3][4][5][6]



There were 155 events across 15 sports:[7][8]

Medal table

  *   Host nation (Australia)

2001 Goodwill Games medal table [7]
1 Australia (AUS)*29252074
2 Russia (RUS)24301973
3 United States (USA)21203071
4 China (CHN)138122
5 Cuba (CUB)112114
6 Romania (ROM)63211
7 Germany (GER)51511
8 Japan (JPN)4037
9 Ukraine (UKR)35614
10 Poland (POL)35311
11 Kenya (KEN)34512
12 South Africa (RSA)3216
13 Brazil (BRA)3115
 Great Britain (GBR)3115
15 New Zealand (NZL)2327
16 Ethiopia (ETH)2204
17 Czech Republic (CZE)2103
 Iran (IRI)2103
19 Netherlands (NED)2002
20 Jamaica (JAM)17311
21 Hungary (HUN)14611
22 Sweden (SWE)1405
23 Bulgaria (BUL)13610
24 Belarus (BLR)1258
25 Bahamas (BAH)1124
 Latvia (LAT)1124
Europe All-Stars1124
27 Mexico (MEX)1012
 Slovakia (SVK)1012
World All-Stars (Athletics)1012
29 Dominican Republic (DOM)1001
 Morocco (MAR)1001
 Mozambique (MOZ)1001
32 Canada (CAN)0426
33 Argentina (ARG)0404
World All-Stars (Swimming)0303
34 Israel (ISR)0202
 Uzbekistan (UZB)0202
36 Georgia (GEO)0112
37 Burundi (BDI)0101
 Estonia (EST)0101
 Lithuania (LTU)0101
40 Saudi Arabia (KSA)0022
 Spain (ESP)0022
42 Austria (AUT)0011
 Chinese Taipei (TPE)0011
 Finland (FIN)0011
 France (FRA)0011
 Portugal (POR)0011
 Puerto Rico (PUR)0011
 Senegal (SEN)0011
Totals (48 entries)155156143454


Athletes from 58 countries took part in the 2001 Goodwill Games.[9]

  1. The number of athletes in each country's team is shown in parentheses, where known.
  2. A few athletes from these countries also competed for multinational all-star teams in events such as track relays and swimming relays.

See also


  1. ^ 2001 Goodwill Games - Quick Facts. Goodwill Games. Retrieved on 2010-06-23.
  2. ^ "Goodwill Games Opening Ceremony". Out There Productions. Archived from the original on 27 January 2014. Retrieved 9 February 2014.
  3. ^ Heritage and Architecture - Goodwill Bridge
  4. ^ Queensland attraction - Goodwill Bridge
  5. ^ Goodwill Bridge
  6. ^ Buildings - Goodwill Bridge
  7. ^ a b "Medals by country". Goodwill Games website. AOL Time Warner. Archived from the original on 11 February 2002.
  8. ^ "Sports". Goodwill Games website. AOL Time Warner. Archived from the original on 3 February 2002.
  9. ^ "Ccompetitors". Goodwill Games website. AOL Time Warner. Archived from the original on 3 February 2002.

External links

Coordinates: 27°20′32″S 153°4′16″E / 27.34222°S 153.07111°E / -27.34222; 153.07111 (Brisbane Entertainment Centre)