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Commonwealth Games: Ghana's Kente Steals Show At Opening Ceremony

Commonwealth Games: Ghana's Kente Steals Show At Opening Ceremony

Yet the abiding memory of the opening ceremony of the 2018 Commonwealth Games, a multi-sport event which is regarded by some as an enduring reminder of British imperialism, will be the celebration of Australia's Indigenous population's role in the country's history.

Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, during the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games.

Athletes from 71 teams that will compete in 275 events across 19 sports over the next 11 days filled Carrara Stadium on the Gold Coast.

Nafisatu Umaru took pleasure in the mix-up, saying it was somewhat fitting following the role England played in assisting Ghana qualify for their first Commonwealth Games hockey tournament. Then the athletes came, marching proudly behind their flags before the Prince of Wales officially declared the April 4-15 Games open.

Wednesday night's Opening Ceremony at the Carrara Stadium was widely criticised as being "cringeworthy" and "underwhelming".

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.

Rain or Sun, Team INDIA is one. He is hoping to beat his brother, Jonny, and defend the three gold medals he won at the Glasgow Games in 2014, beginning with the men's sprint triathlon on Thursday.

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In her speech, Commonwealth Games Federation president Louise Martin noted the Games has become more relevant than ever before and its deeply diverse makeup can have a positive impact on the world.

Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation (GOLDOC) chief executive Mark Peters said the printing error had been a result of The Gambia's late admission.

Robertson said she wouldn't stop just at a bronze in what is her debut appearance at the Games.

With wind gusts in excess of 100 kilometres per hour in the north-eastern shores of Australia, the gales were threatening to stray into the Gold Coast games venues with Queensland State police issuing early warnings to locals.

Up to 500 Australian athletes and officials will march in the parade.

Mauritian media said chef de mission Kaysee Teeroovengadum had been accused of the offence and had stepped down, but that he remained in Gold Coast, the Games' host city.

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