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Description
The Goodwill Games are an international, multi-sport invitational event uniting the world's best athletes.

Location
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Event Dates
29 August to 9 September, 2001

Competitors
An elite field of around 1300 international athletes are invited based on rankings and performances in major international competitions including Olympic Games, World Championships and past Goodwill Games.

Sports
Athletics, Basketball, Beach Volleyball, Boxing, Cycling (Track), Diving, Figure Skating, Artistic Gymnastics, Rhythmic Gymnastics, Surf Lifesaving, Swimming, Trampoline, Triathlon, and Weightlifting

Prize Money
$10 Million AUD in prize money and world record bonuses.

Format
Finals-only format in individual events, with no preliminary or qualifying heats. Team events and Boxing will feature elimination rounds and group play, culminating in gold-medal match-ups.

Organizer
Goodwill Games, Inc.

Local Organizer
2001 Goodwill Games Brisbane Limited

Host and Australian Broadcasters
TNT (Turner Network Television) and Nine Network Australia

Past Sites
Previous Goodwill Games have been held in the following cities:

  • Moscow, Soviet Union, 1986
  • Seattle, Washington, 1990
  • St. Petersburg, Russia, 1994
  • New York, New York, 1998

Future Sites
Planning is already underway in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, host site of the 2005 Goodwill Games.

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