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The Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation (GOLDOC) acknowledges the concerns raised around tonight's broadcast of the GC2018 Closing Ceremony.

In a statement, the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games organising committee acknowledged it had made a mistake and emphasised the good intentions of the event's creative team.

"From its beginnings. the Games were always created to be more than just a sporting spectacle".

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 CGF were keen to emphasize a greater diversity of medal winners with 43 nations taking at least one and the British Virgin Islands, Dominica, Cook Islands, Vanuatu and Solomon Islands all winning their first.

There were reports many began leaving the venue less than an hour into the event.

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Nigeria won 11 gold, 11 silver 14 bronze to place eight at the 2014 edition of the Games in Glasgow in 2014. Even in Olympics, I do have a medal.

Former Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolts plays the DJ desks during the closing ceremony.

England won both the men's and women's 4x100-meter relays on the final day of track, while Botswana took the men's 4x400 and Jamaica the women's 4x400.

It is Kom's first Commonwealth medal of any colour and burnishes a heaving trophy cabinet that already includes an Olympic bronze from London 2012 and five amateur world championship titles.

South Africa's Olympic champion Caster Semenya also highlighted her versatility with a commanding 800m-1,500m double at Carrara Stadium.

Neeraj Chopra from Haryana became the first Indian javelin thrower to claim a Gold medal at the Games.

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Two semifinals and possibly to gold medal matches for the New Zealand sevens teams. The 22-year-old, who dropped out of college to focus on her game, justified what many would call a massive risk.

England's Helen Housby held her nerve to land a penalty on the siren and stun the heavily favored Australians 52-51 in the netball.

"It was driven by the right reasons and concerns about the welfare of athletes, but they should have been involved".

In a blistering rebuke of the event, Channel 7's own commentators Johanna Griggs and Basil Zempilas said they were contractually obliged to only show footage the Games provided, and that it was not Channel 7's decision to omit the athletes' entrance from their broadcast.

"This decision to bring the athletes into the stadium before the broadcast was operationally driven, given there were restrictions on being able to keep the athletes waiting in comfort".

Gold Coast Mayor Tom Tate was among the dignitaries who might have cut his contribution shorter after his pithy opening line.

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