Successful Games but closing rated a fail

Commonwealth Games 2018 England Crush India 6-0 To Bag Bronze In Women

And, by the end of the Commonwealth Games on Sundday, a proud Team South Africa, who flew back home last night, had a total of 37 medals in their kitty.

The first batch of the Kenyan team that took part in the just concluded 21 edition of the Commonwealth games in Gold Coast, Australia, jetted in this morning, with the rest expected to follow throughout the week.

What should have been a chance to celebrate what has been lauded as a very successful Commonwealth Games has finished as beat up of the closing ceremony, with criticism aimed at the endless speeches, line-up of mainly Australian Idol contenders for entertainment and lack of athletes present.

She added: "When you start to see the athletes that have come here and the standard that they are, we can compete with anyone anywhere". "You have to look at the Olympic Games as the pinnacle of athletic achievement, and many the athletes that are going for gold and going for the podium use these Games to measure and help them prepare for the Olympics".

Beattie also conceded there had been too many speakers during the Ceremony.

Singer Guy Sebastian performs during the closing ceremony. Usually, such affairs can be forgiven for a loose, shaggy-dog charm, where hundreds of exhausted, slightly sunburnt athletes toss away their training. Seven told AdNews that its ratings were relatively consistent throughout the event.

Viewers were also left disappointed, as they missed out seeing wheelchair racing gold medallist, Kurt Fearnley, carrying the Australian flag. To be perfectly honest Jo, so have we.

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

The ceremony has been slammed by broadcasters and spectators as boring - and because the televised version showed no vision of the athletes entering the stadium.

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"There's no athletes in here".

"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.

"What we did, being concerned about athlete welfare, we brought them into the stadium in the pre-show".

Instead, we got Usain Bolt pretending to press some buttons next to the fluoro-blue-and-gold Lovecraftian Horror known as "Borobi".

Most importantly, it is a wake up call for all the senior pros. that they no longer can take their places in the national team for granted, as these youngsters are snapping at their heels and how.

"I felt elated when Jamaican Athletics Technical Director said this is about the first time Nigerian athletes are being professional". Beattie said he planned to apologize to Fearnley.

Beattie was then quick to apologise for his remarks.

"At previous ceremonies athletes were herded around, they stand around, they hate it, they get bored, often they don't go", he said.

"We have a disability, we are different but we are athletes".

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