"The speeches, look we understand the dignitaries need to get their messages out there, including the Birmingham presentation", Zempilas said.
"A Games of innovation, inspiration, color and vibrancy with an exuberant Gold Coast buzz - embracing us all with your warmth and friendship".
Usain Bolt and Commonwealth Games mascot Borobi the blue koala on stage during the Closing Ceremony for the 2018 Commonwealth Games.
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These Games provided a number of "firsts" - the most inclusive in history, with an equal number of medal events for men and women, a "Reconciliation Action Plan" for Aboriginal cultures, as well as a completely integrated Para-sport program.
There were reports many began leaving the venue less than an hour into the event.
Canadian athletes will go home with a total of 82 medals - the aforementioned 15 gold plus 40 silver and 27 bronze.
"They express friendship between nations and the desire to share our common values and our common wealth for the good of humanity and the peace of the world". Srikanth settled for the Silver.
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He will also hold bilateral discussions with British Prime Minister , Theresa May during the visit. I want to say to their mothers and fathers, your daughters and sons have walked down this path.
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.
The Closing Ceremony failed to deliver the same ratings as its opening counterpart, drawing in 1.14 million metro viewers compared to the two million-plus who tuned in for the Opening Ceremony.
Prince George high-jumper Alyx Treasure had her first taste of competition at the 2018 Commonwealth Games. But it didn't improve its own record at Melbourne in 2006 when the host nation won 221 medals, including 84 gold.
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. New Zealand are expected to win the semifinal and face Australia in a re-match of the Rio Olympics final.
Both events were played in front of passionate packed houses, reflecting a Games where empty seats were few and far between and crowds were noisy and partisan. And let's not forget 70-year-old shooter Robert Pitcairn, the oldest competitor ever at the Commonwealth Games.
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They are scheduled to be Wednesday at Windsor Castle on May 19 and more than 2,500 people have been invited to attend the event. Morton said Harry and Meghan, who will marry at Windsor Castle on May 19 , were a "love story for the ages ".
In a sensational mistake by organisers, the big finale turned into a shambles taking the shine off a successful Commonwealth Games for the hosts.