Commonwealth Games under fire for not showing athletes entering closing ceremony

16 April, 2018, 12:03 | Author: Virgil Todd
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On the final day today, India won seven medals which include one Gold, Four Silver and two Bronze.

"I've never been in a stadium or a Games like that where there are so many people cheering for you and rooting for you", LePage said after his medal win. "If we can get such results in our first global appearance, it means we can do more", he said. "They're actually wrecking a tradition that's so important and part of the games".

It was a mistake not to include the athletes coming out into the stadium.

NAN also reports that three Nigerians entered semi-final of 100m men while two of them got to final.

She said that 49 athletes from RSPB participated in the CWG 2018 Games in disciplines like weightlifting, wrestling, hockey, athletics, basketball and gymnastics. In fact, TV audiences didn't get to see many athletes celebrating their appearance at the Gold Coast event at all.

Griggs said the closing ceremony should have been all about the athletes.

The decision was a creative one by GOLDOC, not the faut of the host broadcaster. We were on the bus before we came in. Not have him be there for five seconds, take the flag away and proceed to go to a show that doesn't show any athletes until the last five minutes when they realise social media was lighting up.

"Channel Seven now running a 'countdown to the closing ceremony".which has already started #GC2018, ' someone wrote on Twitter.

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Organizing committee chairman Beattie apologized on Monday in the face of a barrage of criticism, saying "we got it wrong". "My father and mother have helped me the most so this gold medal is for them", Vikas said.

A diverse and contemporary ceremony of music, lights and dance with the words and imagery of indigenous Australia very much at its heart brought an end to the XXI Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast on Sunday.

Beattie insisted the spectacle was 99.9 per cent sold out but there were visible numbers of empty seats across the stadium.

He introduced the Prime Minister to Solomon Islands' first ever Commonwealth Games medalist, Jenly Wini.

Seven presenter Johanna Griggs, a 1990 Commonwealth Games swimming bronze medallist, teed off at organisers, after viewers initially expressed frustration with the broadcaster when athletes were left out.

Australian indie pop singer-songwriter and producer from the Gold Coast, Amy Shark opened the show with the song "Let Love Rule" followed by a performance by Archie Roach, joined by Voice of Birralee and the Yugambeh Youth Choir.

Zempilas: Performance from our athletes have been spectacular.

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