2001 Goodwill Games

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
2001 Goodwill Games
Brisbane2001logo.png
Official logo
Host city Brisbane, Queensland
Country Australia
Opening ceremony 29 August 2001 (2001-08-29)
Closing ceremony 9 September 2001 (2001-09-09)
New York City 1998

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 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 pedestrian and cyclist Goodwill Bridge in Brisbane is named after the games. [3][4][5][6]

Venues[edit]

Sports[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2001 Goodwill Games - Quick Facts. Goodwill Games. Retrieved on 2010-06-23.
  2. ^ "Goodwill Games Opening Ceremony". Out There Productions. Retrieved 9 February 2014. 
  3. ^ Heritage and Architecture - Goodwill Bridge
  4. ^ Queensland attraction - Goodwill Bridge
  5. ^ Goodwill Bridge
  6. ^ Buildings - Goodwill Bridge
  7. ^ "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. 

External links[edit]

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