Usain Bolt hit the decks and danced with Borobi the koala in one of the only highlights at an uninspired Commonwealth Games closing ceremony which drew heavy criticism – even from the Seven Network.
Empty seats, slam poetry and a lack of star power made for an underwhelming spectacle as the 21st Games drew to a close at Carrara Stadium on Sunday night.
Presenters for the Seven Network, the Australian television rights holders for the Games, added to the opprobrium, teeing off at Games organisers because the broadcast vision they provided did not include the athletes entering the stadium.
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The decision meant television viewers were denied the chance to watch inspirational para-sports veteran Kurt Fearnley carrying the Australian flag into the venue.