1998 GOODWILL GAMES

http://www.Volleyball.ORG/goodwill


WHEN

    July 19 - August 2, 1998
    
    July 22 - 26       : Men's Beach Volleyball
    July 29 - August 2 : Women's Beach Volleyball
    

RESULTS


WHERE

    New York (N.Y.) metropolitan area, including Manhattan, Long Island and Staten Island.

    Beach volleyball will be played at Wollman Rink in Central Park, 830 5th Avenue.


VOLLEYBALL - BEACH

    Competition Dates:
                       Wednesday, July 22 - Sunday, August 2, 1998
                        Mens event - 22 to 26 July
                        Womens event - July 29 to August 2, 1998
    
    
    Competitors:
           
                MEN:
                    USA          Karch Kiraly/Adam Johnson
                    USA          Sinjin Smith/Ricci Luyties
                    Brazil       Para Ferreira Souza/Guilherme Marques
                    Norway       Jan Kvalheim/Bjorn Maaseide
                    Argentina    Eduardo Martinez/Martin Conde
                    Switzerland  Martin Laciga/Paul Laciga
                    Canada       John Child/Mark Hesse
                    Australia    Julien Prosser/Leo Zahner
     
                WOMEN:
                    USA          Lisa Arce/Holly McPeak
                    USA          Karolyn Kirby/Liz Masakayan
                    Brazil       Adriana Behar/Shelda
                    Germany      Maike Friedrichsen/Danja Musch
                    Australia    Pauline Manser/Kerri-Ann Pottharst
                    Italy        Laura Bruschini/Annamaria Solazzi
                    Czech        Sona Dosoudilova/Eva Celbova
                    Canada       Kristine Drakich/Guylaine Dumont
    
    Venue:  Wallman Rink in Central Park
    
    Tickets: Prelims $24 Semifinals $38 Finals $48
    

SCHEDULE

MATCH SCHEDULE FOR MEN'S COMPETITION

Date: July 22 to 26, 1998
Venue: Central Park's Wollman Rink, New York

Participants: Group A: Group B
USA Kiraly - Johnson * SUI M. Laciga - P. Laciga
BRA Para - Guilherme NOR Kvalheim - Maaseide
USA Sinjin Smith - Luyties AUS Prosser - Zahner
CAN Child - Heese ARG Martinez - Conde
* Wild Card

Date

Local
time

Phase

Teams

Jul. 22

12:00

Prelim. Gr. B

M.Laciga - P.Laciga (SUI)

vs.

Martinez - Conde (ARG)

13:15

Prelim. Gr. A

Kiraly - Johnson (USA)

vs.

Child - Heese (CAN)

17:30

Prelim. Gr. B

Kvalheim - Maaseide (NOR)

vs.

Prosser - Zahner (AUS)

18:45

Prelim. Gr. A

Sinjin Smith - Luyties (USA)

vs.

Para - Guilherme (BRA)

Jul. 23

12:00

Prelim. Gr. B

Kvalheim - Maaseide (NOR)

vs.

Martinez - Conde (ARG)

13:15

Prelim. Gr. A

Sinjin Smith - Luyties (USA)

vs.

Child - Heese (CAN)

17:30

Prelim. Gr. B

M.Laciga - P.Laciga (SUI)

vs.

Prosser - Zahner (AUS)

18:45

Prelim. Gr. A

Kiraly - Johnson (USA)

vs.

Para - Guilherme (BRA)

Jul. 24

12:00

Prelim. Gr. B

Prosser - Zahner (AUS)

vs.

Martinez - Conde (ARG)

13:15

Prelim. Gr. A

Para - Guilherme (BRA)

vs.

Child - Heese (CAN)

17:30

Prelim. Gr. B

M.Laciga - P.Laciga (SUI)

vs.

Kvalheim - Maaseide (NOR)

18:45

Prelim. Gr. A

Kiraly - Johnson (USA)

vs.

Sinjin Smith - Luyties (USA)

Jul. 25

12:00

Final 5th-6th

A3 vs. B3

13:15

Semi-Final 1

A1 vs. B2

16:30

Final 7th-8th

A4 vs. B4

17:45

Semi-Final 2

A2 vs. B1

Jul. 26

12:00

Final 3rd-4th

Loser A2/B1 vs. Loser A1/B2 Bronze Medal Match

14:00

Final 1st -2nd

Winner A2/B1 vs. Winner A1/B2 Gold Medal Match

15:45

AWARDS CEREMONY

MATCH SCHEDULE FOR WOMEN'S COMPETITION

Date: July 29 to August 2, 1998
Venue: Central Park's Wollman Rink, New York

Participants: Group A: Group B
BRA Adriana Behar - Shelda USA Arce - McPeak
USA Kirby - Masakayan * GER Friedrichsen - Munsch
AUS Manser - Pottharst CZE Dosoudilova - Celbova
CAN Drakich - Dumont ITA Bruschini - Solazzi
* Wild Card

Date

Local
time

Phase

Teams

Jul. 29

12:00

Prelim. Gr. B

Friedrichsen - Munsch (GER)

vs.

Dosoudilova - Celbova (CZE)

13:15

Prelim. Gr. A

Kirby - Masakayan (USA)

vs.

Manser - Pottharst (AUS)

17:30

Prelim. Gr. A

Adriana Behar - Shelda (BRA)

vs.

Drakich - Dumont (CAN)

18:45

Prelim. Gr. B

Arce - McPeak (USA)

vs.

Bruschini - Solazzi (ITA)

Jul. 30

12:00

Prelim. Gr. A

Adriana Behar - Shelda (BRA)

vs.

Manser - Pottharst (AUS)

13:15

Prelim. Gr. B

Arce - McPeak (USA)

vs.

Dosoudilova - Celbova (CZE)

17:30

Prelim. Gr. B

Friedrichsen - Munsch (GER)

vs.

Bruschini - Solazzi (ITA)

18:45

Prelim. Gr. A

Kirby - Masakayan (USA)

vs.

Drakich - Dumont (CAN)

July 31

12:00

Prelim. Gr. B

Dosoudilova - Celbova (CZE)

vs.

Bruschini - Solazzi (ITA)

13:15

Prelim. Gr. A

Kirby - Masakayan (USA)

vs.

Adriana Behar - Shelda (BRA)

17:30

Prelim. Gr. A

Manser - Pottharst (AUS)

vs.

Drakich - Dumont (CAN)

18:45

Prelim. Gr. B

Arce - McPeak (USA)

vs.

Friedrichsen - Munsch (GER)

Aug. 1

12:00

Final 5th-6th

A3 vs. B3

13:15

Semi-Final 1

A1 vs. B2

16:30

Final 7th-8th

A4 vs. B4

17:45

Semi-Final 2

A2 vs. B1

Aug. 2

12:00

Final 3rd-4th

Loser A2/B1 vs. Loser A1/B2 Bronze Medal Match

14:00

Final 1st -2nd

Winner A2/B1 vs. Winner A1/B2 Gold Medal Match

15:45

AWARDS CEREMONY

DESCRIPTION

    The Goodwill Games are an international, multi-sport invitational that unites the world's best athletes.

    Site:

    New York (N.Y.) metropolitan area, including Manhattan, Long Island and Staten Island

    Size:

    Approximately 1,500 athletes from more than 60 countries

    Dates:

    July 19 - August 2, 1998

    Sports:

    15 sports
                                       Athletics (track and field)
                                       Basketball
                                       Boxing
                                       Cycling (Track)
                                       Diving
                                       Figure skating
                                       Gymnastics
                                       Rhythmic gymnastics
                                       Soccer
                                       Swimming
                                       Synchronized swimming
                                       Triathlon
                                       Volleyball (beach)
                                       Water polo
                                       Wrestling
    

    Prize money:

    $5 million in prize money and record/performance incentives will be awarded, creating the largest purse in multi-sport event history.

    Competitors:

    The world's elite international athletes and teams are invited to participate based on their international standings and performances at major international competitions.

    Format:

    The Games have their signature, finals-only format for individual events, which means there are no preliminaries or qualification heats. Champions in the team events and boxing are determined through elimination rounds, culminating in a gold-medal match.

    Television:

    In the United States, TBS Superstation, the Games' host network, will televise three hours of prime-time coverage each night for all the sports. CBS will televise 10 hours of weekend, afternoon coverage (five, two-hour segments).

    Television Announcers:

    Former professional volleyball player Heather Cox, 1996 Olympic participant and 1998 Goodwill Games participant Sinjin Smith, and three-time Olympian Paul Sunderland will anchor beach volleyball coverage for the Games. Sunderland will handle play-by-play, Cox will serve as mens analyst, and Smith will handle womens analysis.

    Gabrielle Reece, professional volleyball player and model, debuts with Turner Sports this summer. The 1995 Beach Volleyball Offensive Player of the Year has worked as a host on MTV Sports.


PRESS RELEASE - April 14th

    For Release: April 14

    Kiraly, Johnson and Smith to Lead U.S. Beach Volleyball Contingent Into Battle Against World's Top Teams at Central Park's Wollman Rink

    Olympic champion Karch Kiraly, pro beach tour star Adam Johnson and five-time world champion Sinjin Smith, plus the No. 1-ranked women's team of Lisa Arce and Holly McPeak, are among the volleyball sensations competing for the United States against teams from 10 countries at the Goodwill Games Beach Volleyball competition in Central Park's Wollman Rink, July 22-August 2. The competition, which consists of men's and women's doubles events, features $200,000 in prize money.

    "The caliber of teams and talent that will be showcased at the beach volleyball competition are of the highest level, " said Goodwill Games President Mike Plant. "The athletic competition, against the backdrop of Central Park's Wollman Rink, will provide spectators with a very unique and exciting sports atmosphere."

    The format consists of the best teams from the top seven countries in the world, plus one wild-card entry. The U.S. is represented by two teams in the men's and women's competitions as a result of the wild-card entries. Competition pairings and schedules will be announced at a later date.

    Teams competing in the men's competition, taking place July 22-26, include: the current No. 1-ranked Brazilians Para and Guilherme, 1997 World Champions; Norwegians Jan Kvalheim and Bjorn Maaseide, 1994 Goodwill Games Champions; Eduardo Martinez and Martin Conde of Argentina; Swiss brothers Martin and Paul Laciga, 1997 Argentina Open Champions; Canadians John Child and Mark Heese, `96 Olympic bronze medalist; Australians Julien Prosser and Leo Zahner; and the American teams of Sinjin Smith and Ricci Luyties and wild-card entry Karch Kiraly and Adam Johnson.

    Teams in the women's competition, taking place July 29-August 2, include: Brazil's Adriana Behar and Shelda, `97 World Championship bronze medalists; Lisa Arce and Holly McPeak of the U.S., `97 World Championship silver medalists; Germany's Maike Friedrichsen and Danja Musch; Pauline Manser and Kerry-Ann Pottharst of Australia; Italy's Laura Bruschini and Annamaria Solazzi; the Czech Republic's Sona Dosoudilova and Eva Celbova; Canadians Kristine Drakich and Guylaine Dumont; and the wild-card American entry of Karolyn Kirby and Liz Masakayan, defending 1994 Goodwill Games Champions.

    "We are extremely pleased to sanction this event that represents the most important Beach Volleyball competition in 1998, " said Dr. Ruben Acosta, FIVB President. "These teams truly define an exceptional, international competition."

    The 1998 Goodwill Games, scheduled for July 19-August 2 in the New York metropolitan area (Manhattan, Nassau County and Staten Island), will showcase approximately 1,500 of the world's best athletes from more than 60 countries competing in 15 sports. The competitors, which include numerous world and Olympic champions, will be vying for $5 million in prize money and world record/performance incentives, the largest purse in multi-sport event history.

    The 15 sports are: athletics, basketball, boxing, cycling, diving, figure skating, gymnastics, rhythmic gymnastics, soccer, swimming, synchronized swimming, triathlon, volleyball (beach), water polo and wrestling.

    TBS Superstation, the Games' host network, will televise 45 hours of prime-time coverage of the 1998 Goodwill Games. CBS will televise 10 hours of weekend, afternoon coverage. In addition to appearing on TBS and CBS, boxing will be televised on HBO as part of the Boxing After Dark series. The 1998 Games mark the first time a sporting event has appeared on all three levels of television distribution. Turner Sports is the host broadcaster and is coordinating all aspects of the production. Internationally, the syndication rights are being sold by Warner Bros. International Television Distribution.

    The Goodwill Games are hosted through a combined effort between Goodwill Games, Inc. and the participating sports federations, in conjunction with the appropriate state, city and county governmental agencies. Goodwill Games, Inc., a division of Turner Sports and Time Warner, Inc., is responsible for all aspects of the event.


HISTORY

    Since their inception in 1986, the Goodwill Games have alternated sites between the U.S. and Russia. The first were held in Moscow in 1986.

    Past Goodwill Games sites include Moscow, 1986; Seattle, 1990 and St. Petersburg, Russia, 1994.







[ VWW Home | Info | USAV | Olympics | FIVB | Pros | College | Other Sites ]



Copyright ©Volleyball World Wide
Volleyball World Wide on the Computer Internet/WWW
http://www.Volleyball.ORG/