Kurt Fearnley responds to outrage over Commonwealth Games closing ceremony

Mary Kom reacts after winning her gold medal on Saturday

After absolutely slaughtering the rest of the Commonwealth on our home turf, the 2018 Commonwealth Games comes to a close on the Gold Coast tonight.

"I'm sorry, you're being way too polite", Griggs told her co-host.

Jack Morton's managing director, Helen Graney, said the company has worked alongside GOLDOC to develop "creative elements" of the Opening and Closing ceremonies.

"They're actually wrecking a tradition that is so important and part of the Commonwealth Games", Griggs said, live on air.

Despite having his shining moment marred as Australia's closing ceremony flag-bearer at his final games, the Paralympic champion took to twitter to quell the furore.

"We understand many people have been disappointed by tonight's closing ceremony and to be perfectly honest Jo, so have we been", Zempilas said.

"With over half the athletes scheduled to depart the Gold Coast tomorrow, it is understandable that large numbers of athletes chose to depart the ceremony early, to prepare for their journey or attend their own team celebrations", it said.

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


"You want to see the athletes come and you want to see them jumping in front of a camera, you want to see them celebrating 11 days of great sport".

"In the end, we can go through the entrails of all this, but I'm chairman and the buck stops with me".

"Right now, we have just finished the best and most inclusive Commonwealth Games that we have ever had".

"Whoever was responsible for making that decision (not incorporating athletes march in to the televised ceremony) should hang their head in shame", she said.

"I'm just as disappointed as anyone else", Ms Palaszczuk said.

"They did get it wrong, but for all the people blowing up, I know you're doing it as a sign of kindness and respect, but I will blow up when it's needed".

However, Mr Beattie told Sunrise that the reason for leaving the athletes out was based on the competitors' welfare. But they put their best foot forward as that is what mattered and that is the motto of the Games - Share the dream. The last thing they want is to stand in a field for an hour waiting for the closing ceremony.

"That wasn't shared with viewers, that was clearly a stuff-up, if I get a chance I'll apologise to Kurt [Fearnley] this morning", he added.

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