Weekend Gold Coast Bulletin - - COMMONWEALTH GAMES - PAUL WE­STON

WE’RE a cheeky place. From the start, ex­cuse the pun, the Games was never go­ing to be a bum­mer.

At the open­ing cer­e­mony, a young woman’s bare back­side ap­peared due to a wardrobe mal­func­tion dur­ing a beach scene.

Bris­bane dancer Ge­or­gia Lear, 19, later outed her­self on so­cial me­dia, show­ing she may have lost her swim­mers but re­tained a sense of hu­mour.

On In­sta­gram, she wrote: “Last night I re­ally BUMMED … BUTT that’s all be­hind me now.”

The tele­vi­sion cam­eras caught Camilla head down in the pro­gram dur­ing GOLDOC chair­man Peter Beat­tie’s speech. Many view­ers on twit­ter sug­gested the Duchess of Corn­wall was bored.

The palace quickly re­sponded that both she and Charles, 69, had “thor­oughly en­joyed” the event. The re­ports were dis­missed as garbage.

At Broad­beach later, to meet Gold Coast stu­dents, Prince Charles re­vealed he never took out the trash. He asked them “and what is this”, as he opened up the lid of a wheelie bin.

“On no. That’s our bin. Don’t open that,” a Year 12 stu­dent said be­fore awk­ward laugh­ter.

Some ath­letes were talk­ing up their game af­ter fin­ish­ing events. Traf­fic on the ro­man­tic dat­ing app Tin­der be­came as busy as the M1 pre-Games.

A North­ern Ir­ish triath­lete up for par­ty­ing in Surfers Par­adise boasted he was an en­durance ath­lete who “can go all night long”.

Borobi, the Games mas­cot, be­came an en­dan­gered species.

He was a sell­out with one of the last me­men­tos of the mas­cot for the event spot­ted on top of a cake un­veiled in a Broad­beach park for the birth­day of Games Min­is­ter Kate Jones.

Pic­tures: GETTY IM­AGES

Prime Min­is­ter Mal­colm Turn­bull was a hit with swim­mers at the Gold Coast Aquatic Cen­tre, tak­ing self­ies with team mem­bers in­clud­ing Mitchell Kil­duff (above), but a heavy shower found him strug­gling to get a pon­cho on in time.

The smok­ing cer­e­mony in­cor­po­rated into the open­ing cer­e­mony


Aussie Enid Sung and her coach Daniel­lie Le Ray wait for gym­nas­tics scores to drop.


Win­ners are grin­ners but what was said be­tween Eng­land gold medal­list Aimee Will­mott and Aussie bronze medal­ist Blair Evans af­ter the 400m in­di­vid­ual med­ley fi­nal?


Chan­nel 7’s Sun­rise team (from left) Mark Beretta, David Koch and Sa­man­tha Army­tage share a laugh off air.

Borobi the cake or­na­ment ... that’s a new one.

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