2001 Goodwill Games

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]

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

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 tableEdit

  *   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 alsoEdit


  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 linksEdit

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