Angered by the Games' organisers' decision to largely exclude athletes from the televised celebration, Seven Network commentator Basil Zempilas echoed the views of the hundreds of disappointed viewers who took to social media to complain.
And the secret to her fitness levels and to an extent her calm demeanour in the ring is a training regimen that she refuses to let go even one day.
"I felt elated when Jamaican Athletics Technical Director said this is about the first time Nigerian athletes are being professional".
The veteran presenter slammed the broadcasters coverage for not showing sport stars bearing flags as they entered the stadium for the final time. Athletes arrived in drugs [sic - dribs] & drabs with.no mention or fuss being made of any flag bearers.
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Spectators began streaming out of the Carrara Stadium before the ceremony finished, leaving the venue seemingly half-empty when the lights were turned back on.
"Having them come into the stadium in the pre-show meant the TV audience were not able to see the athletes enter the stadium, alongside flag bearers".
"We can only show the pictures that are provided by the actual host broadcasters", Griggs told Seven on Sunday. "You have to look at the Olympic Games as the pinnacle of athletic achievement, and many the athletes that are going for gold and going for the podium use these Games to measure and help them prepare for the Olympics".
"It's just wonderful to the see the able-bodied and the paras coming together, we've all become friends, it's just been one big team-bonding experience", he said.
"We stuffed it up and I apologise to the viewers and the athletes".
"I am not interested in blaming anyone else", he said.
"That's our fault. that's my fault". Thank you to both my partners for holding me together through these 2 weeks.
Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has also hit out at the ceremony's organisers, today telling reporters those behind the debacle should "hang their head in shame". Do I need to say more? We wanted to stand there and celebrate our athletes and it didn't happen.
"In fact, in 2018, the Commonwealth and Commonwealth Sport are more relevant than ever before", she said.After an opening that revolved around Australia's aboriginal heritage and one which stirred emotions, it was all about letting hair down at the closing. "They did get it wrong tonight".
"I am sure there are plenty of athletes and parents of athletes from all around the Commonwealth who would have loved to see their guys coming into the stadium and Peter Beattie saying they did get it wrong and, yeah, they did mate", Fearnley said.
"We were concerned about the athletes' welfare", Beattie told Sunrise.
The Tall Blacks need to pick themselves up from a shocking performance in their semifinal defeat against Canada yesterday if they want to leave the Gold Coast with a medal.