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Though I have never heard of these games,
today we have the Goodwill Games which Mason noted are the most
prestigious international multi-sport invitational in the world, where
athletes come together to put their greatness to the test.
The Goodwill Games invite only the best. Athletes are invited based on rankings and performances in major international competitions including Olympic Games, World Championships and past Goodwill Games.
The flag (logo placed on white background) has white continents, blue oceans, green ears, and a red star.
Source: Text: Flags and Logos of International Sports Federations, Associations, and Organizations. Picture: http://www.olympic.org/ioc/
Quoted by Rob Raeside, 19 February 2004.
The Goodwill Games were an international sports competition, created by Ted
Turner in 1986 in reaction to the political troubles around the Moscow 1980 (the American-lead boycott for the Soviet invasion to Afghanistan in
1979) and Soviet retaliation boycott to Los Angeles 1984 Olympics. The first
edition was held in Moscow in 1986, the second was in Seattle in 1990, the
third was held in St. Petersburg in 1994, the fourth was in New York in 1998
and the fifth and last edition to celebrated was in 2001 at Brisbane,
Roberto Miramontes Ibarra, 28 May 2010