Published: Mon, April 16, 2018
Sport | By Floyd Cook

Even Channel 7 Was Pissed Off At The Commonwealth Games Closing Ceremony

Even Channel 7 Was Pissed Off At The Commonwealth Games Closing Ceremony

But the organizers' decision to have athletes enter the Carrara Stadium before the ceremony began meant television viewers saw little of the people the closing was meant to celebrate.

"We stuffed it up and I apologise to your viewers and the athletes", said Beattie in his interview with David Koch".

"We were driven by the welfare of athletes", one read.

It wasn't the most ideal sunset I was hoping for but once the light faded and I could balance the lighting of the stadium and the sky it made for a satisfying general view over the beach volleyball venue.

This time, it's because they...forgot to include the athletes in last night's closing ceremony.

"Did we stuff it up? Yes". Now, I'damn sorry, if I receive an opportunity I'll apologize to Kurt (Fearnley) that morning.

"Look, we understand many people have been disappointed by tonight's closing ceremony, " Zempilas said. "And, to be honest, so have we".

"It hasn't really lived up to expectations. I know her for a long time now because of the biopic I made on her", Kumar said in a statement.

"Now did we get it wrong?"

Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games - Closing ceremony - Carrara Stadium - Gold Coast, Australia - April 15, 2018 - General view of the closing ceremony.

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Griggs was quick to defend her network amid the furore, but went even further with her criticism.

"Organizers were confounded by local media to taking the spotlight away in Australia, also the athletes's flag-bearer Kurt Fearnley claimed it was &ldquo odd".

"Should they have been part of the actual ceremony that was broadcast?" I'm furious - [it's] actually wrecking a tradition that is so important.

Swimming medallist Ellie Cole, who lost her right leg to a rare cancer, said the reach of TV and fans watching was transforming because she was never able to see para-athletes compete to have early role models.

Beattie also conceded there had been too many speakers during the Ceremony.

Seven has slammed the host broadcaster and organising committee of the Commonwealth Games following an issue with the broadcast of its closing ceremony.

King will capture her third medal of the Games - victory will mean her second gold while defeat will mean a nice sweep a gold, a silver and a bronze.

The 165-member squad bagged 17 medals (four gold, seven silver and six bronze), where hosts topped the standings with 196 medals (80 gold, 57 silver and 59 bronze).

The athletes who took part in the Games emerged from their seats to join throughout the stadium to a thunderous Gold Coast welcome from the 35,000 strong crowd.

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