Commonwealth Games: Organisers admit 'we got it wrong' at closing ceremony

Dean Simpson
April 16, 2018

"It is a matter of great pride that forming 25 per cent of the Indian contingent, Railway Sports Promotion Board (RSPB) athletes clinched 40 per cent of the total golds won by India".

"'I'm sorry, you're being way too polite", she said.

The Whitby, Ont. native says he's bringing home more than a medal from these Games.

Viewers were furious when the athletes were overlooked during the broadcast from Carrara Stadium, with the spotlight instead put on speeches and musical performances.


"Athletes and coaches that could not make it to Gold Coast are camping in Port Harcourt for the Continental event so that we will not only host but lead the medals table", he said.

It wasn't the most flawless sunset I was hoping for but once the light faded and I could balance the lighting of the stadium and the sky it made for a satisfying general view over the beach volleyball venue.

Incentives to athletes, like out of turn promotions, increments, off-season training, 330 days special Casual Leave for outstanding athletes, three to four camps followed by tournament exposure have paid rich dividends, she said. 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.

These stellar shows should augur well for Indian sport in its forward journey as preparations are bound to begin soon (if it is already not on) for the Asian Games to be held in Jakarta in August-September this year. "They are a way for us to come together and share what we have in common". 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.


Therefore, Seven was unable to broadcast the athletes entry and instead they were seen to be standing on the outskirts in dark. We had at least, 11 semi-finalists which we had not seen in a long time.

How do I watch online live streaming of Commonwealth Games 2018 Closing ceremony? Should (athletes) have been a part of the actual ceremony that was broadcast? Yes we did get it wrong.

In a sensational mistake by organisers, the big finale turned into a shambles taking the shine off a successful Commonwealth Games for the hosts. "My father and mother have helped me the most so this gold medal is for them", Vikas said. So soon after the conclusion of a Closing Ceremony.

The superstar sprinter has shown off a new string to his bow on the Gold Coast.


Zempilas: Performance from our athletes have been spectacular.

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