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The 1998 Goodwill Games was the fourth edition of the international sports competition the Goodwill Games, which were created by Ted Turner in reaction to the political troubles surrounding the Olympic Games of the 1980s. The competition was held in and around New York City in the United States from July 19 to August 2, 1998. Some events were held in New York City, while many were held in nearby suburbs in Long Island, including Uniondale.[1]

1998 Goodwill Games
GoodwillGames98logo.png
Official logo of the games.
Host cityNew York City, New York
CountryUSA
Opening ceremony19 July 1998 (1998-07-19)
Closing ceremony2 August 1998 (1998-08-02)
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Athletes who won gold medals at the 1998 Goodwill Games include Michelle Kwan, Dominique Moceanu, Michael Johnson, Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Dan O'Brien, Félix Savón, Jenny Thompson and Alexander Popov.[1]

The event is also notable for a training accident involving Chinese gymnast Sang Lan, which injured her spinal cord and left her partially paralyzed.[1]

SportsEdit

VenuesEdit

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Medal tableEdit

Place Nation       Total
1   United States 41 49 42 132
2   Russia 35 29 30 94
3   Cuba 8 5 4 17
4   China 7 7 6 20
5   Kenya 5 4 4 13
6   Germany 3 3 10 16
7   Australia 2 6 2 10
8   Belarus 2 5 2 9
9   Jamaica 2 2 5 9
10   Iran 2 1 1 4
11   Brazil 2 0 1 3
12   Kazakhstan 2 0 1 3
13   United Kingdom 2 0 0 2
14   Ukraine 1 5 4 10
15   Romania 1 3 5 9
16   Trinidad and Tobago 1 1 0 2
17   Czech Republic 1 0 1 2
  Italy 1 0 1 2
  Uzbekistan 1 0 1 2
20   Algeria 1 0 0 1
  Mozambique 1 0 0 1
  Nigeria 1 0 0 1
23   Bulgaria 0 2 2 4
24   France 0 2 1 3
25   Mexico 0 2 0 2
26   Turkey 0 1 5 6
27   Morocco 0 1 1 2
  Poland 0 1 1 2
  Japan 0 1 1 2
30   Bahamas 0 1 0 1
  Canada 0 1 0 1
  Nigeria 0 1 0 1
  Spain 0 1 0 1
34   Argentina 0 0 1 1
  Armenia 0 0 1 1
  Ecuador 0 0 1 1
  Greece 0 0 1 1
  Hungary 0 0 1 1
  Iceland 0 0 1 1
  Lithuania 0 0 1 1
  Norway 0 0 1 1
  Philippines 0 0 1 1

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Moving on: Despite red ink, Games head to Brisbane and maybe Lake Placid, CNN/Sports Illustrated, August 16, 1998
  2. ^ "Goodwill Games 1998: Sports and Venues". Archived from the original on 2012-08-16.