Comm Games Organisers Explain Botched Closing Ceremony

Comm Games Organisers Explain Botched Closing Ceremony

Committee Chairman, Peter Beattie, has apologised for what he describes as a "stuff up", saying the speeches were "too many and too long" and that he should not have spoken at all.

"People are thinking that Channel 7 has chosen not to show pictures of athletes or not to show the flag bearer, Kurt Fearnley, or other flag bearers", said Griggs.

The closing ceremony was labelled as underwhelming, with fans and Seven Network commentators slamming organisers for not providing vision of athletes entering Carrara Stadium.

"We were driven by the welfare of athletes". I did just that, the guys did what they needed to do. "Of course, they should have been".

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Images of athletes that are joyous submitting behind their states' episodes are an attribute of closing ceremony broadcasts for a decades in Commonwealth and Olympic Games.

"If you do it and it doesn't get covered on telly, does the tree actually fall? I knew that if I was going to get called up; I was only going to accept it if I felt capable of doing the job and they gave me a really big lead so all I had to do was hold it, hold it, hold it".

The win on the Gold Coast is the latest chapter of his decorated career, which is highlighted by three Paralympic gold medals, including two in the marathon at the Athens (2004) and Beijing (2008) Games. The instant was seen by them. I was part of that and I acknowledge it.

As the event rolled on, spectators began streaming out of the Carrara Stadium before the ceremony finished, leaving the venue seemingly half-empty when the lights were turned back on. "We got that wrong", &rdquo. "I have spoken to Melissa to offer my honest apologies to her, her coaches and to British Cycling", She said.

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