Seven 'furious' over Commonwealth Games closing ceremony 'disappointment'

Get live updates of 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast here. Tejaswini Sawant right of India and fellow countrywoman Anjum Moudgil led an Indian 1-2 in the women's 50m Rifle 3P shooting event at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast on Friday

He was among those to speak along with Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) President Louise Martin and Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk, given the chance to address the crowd after organisers had refused to break protocol to allow her to do so at the Opening Ceremony on April 4.

"People are thinking that Channel 7 has chosen not to show pictures of the athletes, or flag bearer Kurt Fearnley and other flag bearers from nations coming in".

Organizing committee chairman Beattie apologized on Monday in the face of a barrage of criticism, saying "we got it wrong".

Commonwealth Games boss Peter Beattie has apologised for what he describes as a "stuff-up" closing ceremony.

It was the intention of GOLDOC to celebrate the accomplishments of the athletes and provide them with a great experience.

The support for Para-athletes from the Gold Coast crowds has been vocal and wheelchair-bound local Kurt Fearnley said the backing he received winning silver in the wheelchair 1,500m "almost blew my head off".

Channel Seven's broadcast team were particularly scathing of the event which saw the ceremony start with the athletes already in the stadium rather the teams entering the stadium during the celebrations.

"We understand many people have been disappointed by tonight's closing ceremony and to be perfectly honest Jo, so have we been", Zempilas said. It hasn't really lived up to expectations. "All I can say is every athlete was fully committed, passionate and left nothing on the table when they were competing for Scotland". "We just need to boost the profile of the Paralympics and get that showcased around the world a bit more".

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Quadri's performance makes him the second Nigerian to play in the final of the men's singles at the Commonwealth Games.

We may show your comment on our website or in our TV bulletins. "I am just so glad", a beaming Mary Kom said after the victory.

"For me, the Commonwealth Games were a stepping stone for worlds next year, and worlds are a stepping stone for the Olympics".

Viewers expressed their anger on social media.

Organisers chose to go against tradition and bring in the athletes before the ceremony started, meaning TV crews weren't able to snap shots of the Australian squad arriving at Carrara Stadium, along with flag bearer Kurt Fearnley.

"There were too many speeches, I shouldn't have spoken because it bored the athletes silly", added Beattie.

Nine world records fell and 83 Games records were broken, while five countries won Commonwealth medals for first time ever in the 21st instalment of the Commonwealth Games.

Team Australia topped the medals table with 198, followed by England with 136 while Malaysia finished 12 with seven gold, five silver and 12 bronze.

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