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Peter Beattie apologises for Commonwealth Games closing ceremony 'stuff up'

Peter Beattie apologises for Commonwealth Games closing ceremony 'stuff up'

"It is a matter of great pride that forming 25 per cent of the Indian contingent, Railway Sports Promotion Board (RSPB) athletes clinched 40 per cent of the total golds won by India".

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said the Indian contingent's success in the 2018 Commonwealth Games made every Indian proud and hoped it would motivate the young to pursue sports as well as create awareness on the importance of fitness.

They made the decision not to show the flag bearers.

"While we can't promise you the sun, sand and sea of the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, we can offer you youth, energy, creativity and a love of sport", she said.

"Having received such a positive response to the Opening Ceremony on the Gold Coast earlier this month, we share GOLDOC'S disappointment at the level of criticism targeted at specific aspects of last night's ceremony".

Australia remained on the top of Medal table with 198 medals followed by England with 136 and India got third position with 66 medals.

Beattie, the chairman of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation, who appeared on Sunrise this morning, has admitted that they got the ceremony wrong, saying there were "too many" speeches that were "too long".

"To me, that is exceptional", Martin told reporters on Sunday.

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The city which was throbbing with action and fun over the last 12 days bid an emotional farewell to the Games at the Carrara Stadium here on Sunday. "Lot of credit to them for pulling off against Malaysia".

Australia has topped the medal table at 13 of the 21 Commonwealth Games.

This was India's second most successful Games overseas, behind only Manchester, 2002. "They favored some countries", a livid Konyegwachie said.

"And you can always measure each Games with different things that are unique".

"Again, we got that wrong".

"It's our best ever overseas games, we're very, very happy. And they were inspirational".

From the equal medal opportunities for men and women for the first time at any global major multi-sport event (133 medal opportunities each); to the very first Reconciliation Action Plan, ensuring recognition of indigenous peoples' rights here in Australia; to the largest-ever fully-integrated para-sport program - we are distinct in the world of sport. And para events were intertwined with able-bodied.

"Jenly has proven that Solomon Islands can compete at the global level and especially at the highest level like the Commonwealth Games", Mr Rara said.