Shining Sunday as India ends CWG campaign on a high

Shining Sunday as India ends CWG campaign on a high

"Truly if we want a Games that is representative of all the people across the Commonwealth, then our athletes need to be truly representative", said the American, a former senior executive at the International Paralympic Committee (IPC).

"The speeches were too many and too long".

As the ceremony wrapped up, Johanna Griggs and Basil Zempilas were quick to defend Seven's coverage amid criticism they did not show vision of the athletes entering the stadium.

Standing in front of an already empty stadium, Griggs and Zempilas wasted no time tearing strips off the two-and-a-half hour ceremony, labelling it "disappointing".

Mr Beattie tweeted an apology on Monday morning.

McKay finished sixth overall in the competition 15 April: Fireworks draw the final curtain on the 2018 Commonwealth Games.

A freakish selection of musical acts was likened to an Australian Idol reunion, as many complained well-deserved limelight had been wrongly stolen away from the athletes. During the closing ceremony of the sporting extravaganza in Gold Coast, Australia, athletes from all the competing countries were seen marching at Carrara Stadium before the ceremony even started.

Peter Beattie further went on to say that the anger among people is justified as it was genuine mistake committed by the CWG organisers.

The next Commonwealth Games will be held in Birmingham, England in 2022.

Should (athletes) have been a part of the actual ceremony that was broadcast?

GC2018 was an extraordinary event, hosted in a truly spectacular location.

As a rights holder is entitled to do, Channel Seven had a camera in-field to film the arrival of the Australian team and flagbearer Kurt Fearnley.

The Commonwealth Games have ended in unspectacular fashion, with viewers and athletes left in disbelief over the disastrous finish to a brilliant event on Sunday night.


Griggs also took aim at claims the network would have been given a broadcast briefing well in advance and should have known what to expect.

The Channel 7 anchors tore the ceremony to shreds at its conclusion. Many reportedly left early.

The Tall Blacks need to pick themselves up from a shocking performance in their semifinal defeat against Canada yesterday if they want to leave the Gold Coast with a medal.

Sunrise's David Koch called Mr Beattie out over the excuse of considering the "welfare of athletes", with previous closing ceremonies always featuring the athletes.

When Mary Kom claimed her fifth Asian Championships Gold in Vietnam in November, it surely was one of the greatest comebacks in Indian sports. We missed out on all of that. Yes, we did get it wrong.

"We stuffed it up and I apologise to the viewers and the athletes".

"If anyone finds me on a doubles court again, shoot me".

"The crew that were responsible for creating the ceremonies did a phenomenal job".