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Commonwealth Games under fire for not showing athletes entering closing ceremony

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"We understand many people have been disappointed with tonight's ceremony", said Seven commentator Basil Zempalas towards the end of the network's broadcast. To be perfectly honest Jo, so have we.

"(The closing ceremony) was put together by some arty farty entertainment organiser who doesn't know what the Games is all about", Koch said. "People are thinking that Channel Seven has chosen not to show pictures of athletes or not to show the flag-bearer, Kurt Fearnley or other flagbearers".

"This resulted in the athletes entering the stadium during the pre-show, rather than during the live broadcast".

The decision was a creative one by GOLDOC, not the faut of the host broadcaster.

The Games have been painted by organisers as Australia's chance to burnish its image for sportsmanship after a Test cricket cheating scandal which shocked the nation. "I thought it was 50-50 bout", Amit said after his loss.

Koch was particularly scathing about Jack Morton Events as "not even being part of the Commonwealth".

This is by no means uncommon, Closing Ceremony's a usually less spectacular affairs.

Ruck, 17, took home eight medals to become the most decorated Canadian female athlete ever at a single Commonwealth Games.

Mumbrella has contacted Jack Morton Events for comment.

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The 2018 Commonwealth Games formally closed with a spectacular ceremony at the Carrara Sports and Leisure Centre here today.

"A Games of innovation, inspiration, color and vibrancy with an exuberant Gold Coast buzz - embracing us all with your warmth and friendship".

Organizers signed off with the uncontroversial assertion that they had delivered the best possible environment for the athletes from 71 mostly former British colonies to showcase their skills over 11 sun-kissed days in the beachside city.

"We wanted athletes to be part of and enjoy the closing ceremony".

Mr Beattie later told the ABC the athletes were brought into the stadium early to avoid a scenario where they would have been kept "standing around".

GOLDOC appreciates that this decision therefore did not provide the opportunity for the television audiences to share this moment.

Australia also dominated the cycling by taking 14 of the 26 golds up for grabs in the velodrome, on the road and up the mountain with their men's 4000m team pursuit team setting a world record in the final. "We stuffed it up and I apologize to the viewers and the athletes".

"Over the past three years, Jack Morton Worldwide, Australia has had the privilege of working side-by-side with GOLDOC in the development of the creative elements of the Opening and Closing ceremonies of the Commonwealth Games".

Therefore, Seven was unable to broadcast the athletes entry and instead they were seen to be standing on the outskirts in dark.

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