Where were Games’ stars?
LIKE millions of other viewers around the world, I believed the Commonwealth Games was all about the achievements of amazing athletes.
But the closing ceremony proved me wrong.
Instead of a traditional parade of Aussie and international athletes, we were offered a hefty serving of alleged entertainment.
These performers, although undeniably talented, were not what we expected or deserved. Where were the real stars of the Games, the athletes?
Lacklustre and virtually faceless Games management determined we would not experience the proud flagbearers and teams, in a move which obviously shocked and angered official broadcaster Channel 7, as well as the wider Games audience at the stadium and elsewhere. What were they thinking? Then we were subjected to an array of speeches. But still no athletes.
With stringent and justified criticism of the “beach corroboree” opening ceremony still ringing in their ears, the
DISAPPOINTMENT: One reader says the Commonwealth Games closing ceremony was a failure.