Lartey lands Ghana first medal at 2018 Commonwealth Games

Leslie Hanson
April 16, 2018

The curtains were drawn on the 21st commonwealth games at Gold Coast, Australia this evening following a colourful ceremony with legendary Boxer MC Mery Kom leading Indian delegation carrying tricolour.

"We were driven by the welfare of athletes".

The performance of the Kenyan team in the commonwealth games has been going down since 2010.

"One of the problems is when you have thousands of athletes where do you put them?"

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

In Athletics, Kenya, no doubt, is a power house, but that alone can not make us stand out when other countries totally eclipse us in other disciplines.

"I'm sorry, you're being way too polite", Griggs said, adding that the decision was "wrecking tradition".

The athletes entered Carrara Stadium before the broadcast began and spent most of the ceremony cloaked in darkness as Beattie and a number of other dignitaries took to a stage to shower praise on the April 4-15 Games.

"Look, we understand many people have been disappointed by tonight's closing ceremony", Zempilas said at the conclusion of the ceremony. To be perfectly honest Jo, so have we. In an unusual move, the television rights-holders Channel Seven joined in the criticism, saying the ceremony "had not lived up to expectations". "Again, we got that wrong", he wrote.

The marathons kicked off the final day of competition at the XXI Commonwealth Games and they got underway in blazing sunshine on the Gold Coast.

"Inclusion is the Commonwealth Games' future, it's what makes us extraordinary", said organizing committee chairman Peter Beattie.

And the secret to her fitness levels and to an extent her calm demeanour in the ring is a training regimen that she refuses to let go even one day. We can only show the pictures that are provided by the actual host broadcasters.

Zero failed drug tests were reported during the event, although India twice fell foul of the Games" "no needle policy' and had two athletes ordered home.

Mr Beattie also admitted to media that people were understandably angry over the closing ceremony coverage, and ultimately the buck stopped with him.

Many athletes and fans left the closing ceremonies early, according to reports. I've dreamed of this for a long time.

Segun Toriola is the other Nigerian to feature in the final of the men's singles - he defeated Canadian Johnny Huang to win gold at the Manchester 2002 Commonwealth Games.

The Gold medal won by India's mixed badminton team is the country's first in that category at the Games.

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