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GOODWILL GAMES SET TO START SATURDAY; JOHNSON LIGHTENS LOAD
Published July 13, 1998
The Goodwill Games, which start Saturday in the NYC Metro Area, "could be a tree falling in the forest with no one to hear it. Or, the sound of one hand clapping," according to Steve Adameck of the Bergen RECORD. Adameck wrote that while events including figure skating and gymnastics will "drive [TV] ratings," only "about a third" of tickets for the games have been sold (RECORD, 7/12). BUSINESS WEEK's Brad Wolverton profiles the Games and writes that "since the collapse of communism, the Goodwill Games have struggled for an identity in a saturated sports market. ... Unfortunately, this version of the Goodwill Games will be a mere regional event in a poorly chosen locale." But Games officials are hoping for "heavy walk-up sales" following a late ad blitz (BUSINESS WEEK, 7/20 issue). MJ DOWN, NOT OUT: Olympic double gold medalist Michael Johnson, who was to compete in the 200 and 400 meter races, will not compete in the 200 event due to injuries. He will still run in the 400 meter race (N.Y. DAILY NEWS, 7/10).