Kenya's trend in Commonwealth Games worrying

Kenya's trend in Commonwealth Games worrying

Meter maids at CWG 2018.

The Gold Coast hosted a successful games, with Australia coming out on top of the medal table with a whopping 198 in total, with 80 golds. However, having them come in to the stadium in the pre-show meant the TV audience were not able to see the athletes enter the stadium, alongside flag bearers. Twitter is where live sport happens, and through the games, fans on the platform supported the Indian athletes in real-time.

The Gold Coast also broken new ground with Women's Rugby Sevens, Beach Volleyball and Para Triathlon medals awarded for the first time, as part of the largest integrated sports program in Commonwealth Games history.

"It's just incredible to the see the able-bodied and the paras coming together, we've all become friends, it's just been one big team-bonding experience", he said.

These specific aspects would likely include the fact that, while plenty of Aussie musical talent was on display, the actual athletes were left in the dark. "I can't be more honest about it than that", Beattie said in an interview on the Sunrise morning news show.

Organising committee chairman Peter Beattie said the decision was made to limit the time athletes, many of whom were tired from competition, had to wait outside the stadium.

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


"We don't really want to be integrated, we're Paralympians and they're Olympians", said Kelly Cartwright, an amputee who won long jump gold at the 2012 Paralympics and competed in the power-lifting on the Gold Coast.

"The people who are angry are justified". He also said he wasn't interested in blaming anyone else for the mistake.

"Epic flop" is more appropriate tbh. I was part of that and I acknowledge it.

"We got cued in in our earpieces and told "10 minutes to air, five minutes to air, two minutes to air okay, we're on air" and then the athletes were cued in".

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk, who actually spoke at the closing ceremony, also criticised the organisers on Monday.

GOLDOC chairperson Peter Beattie has apologised for a "stuff-up" at the closing ceremony of the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games after athletes were marginalized from the television broadcast and a string of officials hogged the spotlight with lengthy speeches.

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