Jack Morton's managing director, Helen Graney, said the company has worked alongside GOLDOC to develop "creative elements" of the Opening and Closing ceremonies. Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, declared the Games closed and passed the Commonwealth flag to Birmingham, England which will host the 2022 Games.
Commonwealth Games chairman Peter Beattie admitted in the aftermath of the event, which saw most of the athletes leave before the ceremony had finished, that it was a "stuff up" and organisers "got it wrong". They made the decision not to have athletes enter the stadium. The pre-show meant that it would only be shown on the big screens within the stadium.
There Was some controversy around the ceremony, as organisers chose to bring in many athletes - including the 474 strong Australian team - before the broadcast of the event started.
"Athletes, 11 days ago I asked you to grasp this opportunity and create your own history and fulfil your dreams". The ceremony was also criticised for "self indulgent" speeches by dignitaries.
Singer Guy Sebastian performs during the closing ceremony. With the proud support of close to 15,000 passionate and friendly volunteers, a spectacle of 18 sports and 7 para-sports contested and broadcast to a cumulative global audience of 1.5 billion.
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.
"We can't be any more honest about it than that", he added.
"The kids had a pretty good time, they were really energetic and enthusiastic", she said.Читайте также: Online Purchase Sales Tax Fight Heads to SCOTUS
"For those who delivered this event I say, 'You beauty!"
Griggs said: "People are thinking that Channel Seven has chosen not to show pictures of athletes or not to show the athletes flag bearer Kurt Fearnley and other flag bearers from other nations coming in". We got that wrong.
"There's no athletes in here".
The near-empty athlete's section of the stadium. He also said he wasn't interested in blaming anyone else for the mistake.
Mr Beattie later told the ABC the athletes were brought into the stadium early to avoid a scenario where they would have been kept "standing around". "We got that wrong".
There were reports many began leaving the venue less than an hour into the event, which also featured long, rambling speeches from politicians and dignitaries.
The former Queensland premier did the rounds on Australian breakfast television taking responsibility and saying he would contact Fearnley to apologise.
But Griggs said while she was one of three Seven staffers at the briefing they were not told that there would not be "one single shot shown of athletes watching the performances".При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
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