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The eventEdit

The Friendship Games, or Friendship-84 (Russian: Дружба-84, Druzhba-84), was an international multi-sport event held between 2 July and 16 September 1984 in the Soviet Union and eight other socialist states which boycotted the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles.

Although Friendship Games officials denied that the Games were to be a counter-Olympic event to avoid conflicts with the International Olympic Committee, the competition was often dubbed the Eastern Bloc's "alternative Olympics". The USSR had also tried to found a alternate Olympiad between the 1st and 2nd World War with Spartakiad.

ParticipantsEdit

  1. Afghanistan
  2. Algeria
  3. Angola
  4. Argentina
  5. Austria
  6. Belgium
  7. Brazil
  8. Bulgaria
  9. Canada
  10. China
  11. Colombia
  12. Cuba
  13. Czechoslovakia
  14. Denmark
  15. East Germany
  16. Ethiopia
  17. Finland
  18. France
  19. Great Britain
  20. Greece
  21. Guyana
  22. Hungary
  23. India
  24. Italy
  25. Japan
  26. Laos
  27. Lebanon
  28. Madagascar
  29. Mongolia
  30. Morocco
  31. Netherlands
  32. Nicaragua
  33. North Korea
  34. Norway
  35. Poland
  36. Portugal
  37. Romania
  38. South Yemen
  39. Soviet Union
  40. Spain
  41. Sweden
  42. Switzerland
  43. Syria
  44. Tanzania
  45. United States
  46. Venezuela
  47. Vietnam
  48. West Germany
  49. Yugoslavia
  50. Zimbabwe

EventsEdit

  1. Archery
  2. Athletics
  3. Basketball
  4. Boxing
  5. Canoeing
  6. Cycling
  7. Diving
  8. Equestrian
  9. Fencing
  10. Field hockey
  11. Gymnastics
  12. Handball
  13. Judo
  14. Modern pentathlon
  15. Rowing
  16. Sailing
  17. Shooting
  18. Swimming
  19. Table tennis
  20. Tennis
  21. Volleyball
  22. Water polo
  23. Weightlifting
  24. Wrestling

Medal tableEdit

The following table is based on statistics from the books Na olimpijskim szlaku 1984 and Gwiazdy sportu '84 and does not include sambo wrestling results.

1 USSR 126 87 69 282
2 GDR 50 45 43 138
3 Bulgaria 21 25 29 75
4 Cuba 15 11 12 38
5 Hungary 10 17 24 51
6 Poland 7 17 34 58
7 DPRK 5 5 10 20
8 Czechoslovakia 2 18 28 48
9 PRC 2 1 4 7
10 Ethiopia 1 2 2 5
11 FRG 1 1 1 3
12 Italy 1 1 0 2
13 Japan 1 0 0 1
14 Mongolia 0 2 5 7
15 Canada 0 1 0 1
16 Venezuela 0 0 2 2
17 Finland 0 0 1 1
17 Sweden 0 0 1 1
17 Zimbabwe 0 0 1 1
Total 242 233 266 741

 The Goodwill GamesEdit

The Summer Goodwill gamesEdit

This event spawned the Goodwill Games.

The Seychelles and the Bahamas amongst the new competing nations. Estonia, Kazakhstan and Russia were amongst the ex-Soviet states in it.

Trampolining and Taekwondo were among the new sports added.

Edition Year Host City Country Notes
1986 Goodwill Games I 1986 Moscow USSR 3,000 athletes and 79 countries
1990 Goodwill Games II 1990 Seattle USA 2,300 athletes and 54 countries
1994 Goodwill Games III 1994 Saint Petersburg Russia 2,000 athletes and 59 countries
1998 Goodwill Games IV 1998 New York City USA 1,300 athletes and 60 countries
2001 Goodwill Games V 2001 Brisbane Australia Final edition- 1,300 athletes and nations N/A, beyond obviously Australia as host and Russia as moral founder of the games.
VI 2005 Phoenix, Arizona USA Games cancelled

The Winter Goodwill GamesEdit

Edition Year Host city Country Notes
2000 Goodwill Winter Games I 2000 Lake Placid, New York USA Only Winter Goodwill Games held. Contestants and nations N/A, beyond obviously the USA as host and Russia as moral founder of the games.
II 2005 Calgary, Alberta Canada Games cancelled
  • The sorts included were-
  1. Alpine skiing
  2. Bobsleigh
  3. Cross country running
  4. Figure skating
    1. At the 2000 Games, the figure skating event featured professional skaters because of conflicts with Olympic-eligible skaters competing in their national championships. This enabled France's Surya Bonaly to become the only skater in history to win the same event as both an amateur and professional skater as she also won in 1994.
  5. Freestyle skiing
  6. Luge
  7. Nordic combined
  8. Skeleton
  9. Ski jumping
  10. Snowboarding
  11. Speed skating

Also seeEdit

  1. Heidi Krieger/Andreas Krieger
  2. Sport

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