Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony

Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremonyā€¯

THREE Indigenous protesters have been arrested and charged after clashing with police outside the stadium at last night's Opening Ceremony of the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast.

71 nations and territories will compete for 275 medals with England and Australia set to battle it out to top the medal table.

The official ticket seller was also criticised in the same month after getting session times wrong on hundreds of tickets for a number of the Games' sporting events.

The glittering opening ceremony of the XXI Commonwealth Games narrating the universal story, inspired by the peoples and landscape, cultures and history of Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. But she was chosen to hand the baton to Prince Charles with the stadium illuminated by 7,000 LED lights, created to make it seem like a ideal night sky.

If you're missing your multi-sport fix following the close of the Paralympic and Olympic Winter Games, help is on the way from the Commonwealth.

Alongside the Australian flag flew the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander flags and as the ceremony came to its conclusion Luther Cora, a contemporary Aboriginal artist, and his family conducted a traditional smoking ceremony.

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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. "Made me feel twice as honoured to be carrying the Singapore flag and representing Singapore at the Games".

Rain or Sun, Team INDIA is one.

Adekunle Adesoji picked up the gold medal in the 100 metres EAD in the para-sports event at the 2002 Commonwealth Games in Manchester, thereby setting a games record of 10.76.

A total of 227 Indian athletes will take part in the event. England's Birmingham was later awarded the hosting rights. They put forth a brilliant composition of sound and dance that lived up to the Commonwealth Games Federation's motto of friendship.

The games will run until the 15th of April. "I've raced in Australia once before at a smaller meet in Perth but to be here in this arena, which is going to be sold out every night, that's going to be incredible".

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