Team Australia thanks Gold Coast for great Com Games

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Meanwhile, Australia's Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton has warned that athletes would be forcibly removed from the country if they attempted to overstay their visas.

"A Games of innovation, inspiration, colour and vibrancy with an exuberant Gold Coast buzz - embracing us all with your warmth and friendship".

Kenyan athletes missed out on medals in the final event of the athletics calendar, after performing dismally in the men's and women's marathon.

Commonwealth Games staff have been slammed for the time it took for medical staff to respond to Hawkins as he lay clearly distressed on the roadside, after several minutes passed before the Scotsman was attended to.

"We're now looking forward to welcoming back our riders as they kick on with their preparations for the Tokyo Olympics in just over two years' time".

"To get England a one-two, a gold-silver, is absolutely fantastic and that's what we came here to do".

Meanwhile, Ghana came 39 alongside Cook Islands, Norfolk Island, Seychelles and the Solomon Islands.

Hounslow's Rajiv Ouseph beat Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia to win a badminton men's singles bronze medal at the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast.

With the now retired Usain Bolt watching from the stands, Jamaica's sprinters had a desperately disappointing time in the athletics, winning none of the six titles in the 100m, 200m and 4x100m relays.

"That was just a moment of relief, I don't think I looked behind until I was about 50 metres to go".

The defending champions extended their advantage to four early in the last stanza, leaving England with a mountain to climb if they were to upset the odds and take gold.

"But the medal tally is just one measure of success", he added.

Never before had a team other than Australia or New Zealand contested the final, let alone won it.

The top two teams from Pool A and Pool B will move into the semi-finals.

The final at these Games was the first not to feature both Australia and New Zealand after the host nation knocked out the Silver Ferns in the last four.

There were plenty of empty seats at Carrara Stadium for the closing ceremony of the Commonweath Games on Sunday night.

The answer is the 2019 World Cup, which will be hosted in Liverpool, and the 2022 Commonwealths, which will also be in England when Birmingham hosts the Games.

And it was only fitting that the "Friendly Games" finished with a singalong to schmaltzy pop classic "Put a Little Love in Your Heart".

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