Queen Elizabeth's Stand-In, Prince Charles Declares Commonwealth Games Open

Queen Elizabeth's Stand-In, Prince Charles Declares Commonwealth Games Open

A doctor for India's boxing team was issued a written reprimand by the organisers after breaching the no-needle policy following an investigation when syringes were found in the athletes' village.

Team Ghana was clothed in rich kente apparel which left most spectators admiring the team after the event which drew thousands to the Carrara Stadium. Henderson has also had high praise of Team Attaché Daphne Pirie who is assisting with the coordination of team arrangements and networking.

Athletes from major nations and tiny Pacific atolls marched shoulder to shoulder during a vibrant ceremony which celebrated both the region's indigenous origins and its modern surfing culture.

Britain's Prince of Wales declared the Games open at an upbeat ceremony featuring dancing lifeguards, giant flip-flops and Australia's team marching in to Men At Work's "Down Under".

Heavy showers threatened to disrupt Gold Coast's opening ceremony on Wednesday, but the dark clouds above Carrara Stadium soon scattered much to the fans' relief.

Australians are celebrating hosting their fifth Commonwealth Games after previous editions in 1938, 1962, 1982 and 2006. "I'd still like to think of myself as one of the young ones", she said.

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He added: "They're going to be so valuable after the Games because of that mistake".

"Starting tonight on the Gold Coast we can flick the switch to optimism and celebration".

In the program England's population is listed as 2,051,363 - a far cry from the actual population of about 66.5 million - while London has been replaced by exotic Banjul as the capital.

About 100 activists gathered near the stadium just before the opening ceremony to continue the protest. The motto of the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games is "Share the dream". A change of prime minister in 2016 led to the readmission of Gambia last month, and the country has six athletes competing on the Gold Coast.

In badminton, Paisley born Eleanor O'Donnell will play women's doubles and mixed doubles in Gold Coast, as well as participating in the Team event and Adam Hall, who lives in the town will be making his first appearance for team Scotland at the Games. England's Alistair Brownlee, who has won gold in the past two Olympic triathlons, is entered in the men's race.

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