India finish third best CWG show with 66 medals in Gold Coast

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India finished the Games with 26 gold, 20 silver and 20 bronze medals.

It was also free to start its coverage earlier than the ceremony's designated start time and play its own exclusive footage of the team arriving to the cheer of the crowd but aired an episode of My Kitchen Rules instead.

A contrite Commonwealth Games boss Peter Beattie issued a mea culpa Monday for opting not to show the athletes enter Carrara Stadium in the televised portion of Sunday's closing ceremonies.

Look, we understand many people have been disappointed by tonight's Closing Ceremony. Twitter is where live sport happens, and through the games, fans on the platform supported the Indian athletes in real-time.

Cases of African athletes going missing at the games had been reported early on, with Cameroonians, Ugandans, and Rwandans are among those who went missing.

"I am not interested in blaming anyone else", he said.

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"I will engage with everyone when there is a real solid circumstances to blow up".

People are thinking that Channel 7 has chosen not to show pictures of athletes or not to show the flagbearer, Kurt Fearnley or other flagbearers.

That haul for the Kelowna, B.C. -born athlete included a gold medal in the women's 200m freestyle, where she also recorded a new Games record.

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The minister for Sports, Solomon Dalung, was particularly impressed with the turnout of events and the improvement of the athletes that competed in the Commonwealth Games and the results they brought home.

The medal tally has historically been one of the most dominant manifestations of Australia's involvement in the Commonwealth Games.

"The athletes didn't really know what was happening".

As part of the revamp, Martin said she was also considering Duel in the Pool-style offshoots, potentially lining up the Commonwealth against major powers in sports such as swimming or athletics.

"I tend to think the Commonwealth Games are, sadly, undervalued and chronically underfunded considering their important role in athlete preparation for the Olympic Games", she says.

"It sort of felt like we were left out a little bit. He sometimes tells me to take it easy after competition but I can't help it", she said.

The broadcast of the ceremony was pretty conspicuously missing the usual footage of athletes and flagbearers entering the stadium, which meant we didn't get to see wheelchair racing gold medallist Kurt Fearnley carry the Australian flag for the last time before retiring.

"They have flown the South African flag high and we are proud of them". It was their decision to have them in the stadium already before the broadcast began.

However, Mr Beattie told Sunrise that the reason for leaving the athletes out was based on the competitors' welfare.

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