Commonwealth Games under fire for not showing athletes entering closing ceremony

Commonwealth Games under fire for not showing athletes entering closing ceremony

Queen Elizabeth's youngest son Prince Edward called on the athletes to gather again in Birmingham in four years time before officially closing the XXI Games.

Ms Martin, the Commonwealth Games Federation president, said the stunning success of the Coast Games showed an Olympics was "definitely doable" for Queensland.

"They express friendship between nations and the desire to share our common values and our common wealth for the good of humanity and the peace of the world". "The performance and reply will come at the Commonwealth Games", he was quoted as saying after the Azlan Shah Cup.

It was a real Australian Idol reunion at the 2018 Commonwealth Games Closing Ceremony on Sunday night, as previous contestants of the talent show returned to the stage.

India, a powerhouse at the Commonwealth level, has a lot of catching up to do at the Olympic level.

Inexplicably, after being elected flag bearer at the closing ceremony, para-sports gold medallist Kurt Fearnley barely featured on our screens, despite it being the moment that all Aussies were waiting for following his T54 marathon victory.

Organizers signed off with the uncontroversial assertion that they had delivered the best possible environment for the athletes from 71 mostly former British colonies to showcase their skills over 11 sun-kissed days in the beachside city.

"What a Games these have been".

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Australia and England will play in the netball gold medal final on Sunday - the first time a Commonwealth Games final in the sport hasn't featured Australia against New Zealand.

Bronze grabbed by Ashwini Ponnappa and N Sikki Reddy in the women's doubles. In fact, TV audiences didn't get to see many athletes celebrating their appearance at the Gold Coast event at all. "I got one in Delhi (2010 Commonwealth Games) and was part of the team that lost in Glasgow (2014), so to get this win is incredible", he added.

Kom struck gold at her debut in the games, which also might be her last.

Double Olympic shot put champion Valerie Adams gave birth last October and won silver on Friday, while Vanuatu beach volleyball player Miller Pata won bronze in front of her seven-month-old toddler, Tommy. "It is very simple - I should not have spoken".

"Best ever medal haul, how can I be not be be happy, I am quite happy".

The hosts might have matched their record of 84 golds at the 2006 Melbourne Games but for a few upsets in the team events, two in dramatic fashion on the final day of competition.

While Canadian officials came into the Gold Coast with a stated goal of 100 medal wins from their athletes, their real aim was to use this event as a stepping stone towards Tokyo. However, it was another erratic display by the Indians, as they failed to take control of the match from the start and struggled to make the most of their chances against a well-drilled side, eventually losing 2-1.

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