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Pressure on Kenyan athletes as country competes in Commonwealth Games

Pressure on Kenyan athletes as country competes in Commonwealth Games”

The ceremony reflected a laidback beach lifestyle synonymous with Queensland and also featured Australian indigenous culture at Carrara Stadium.

2018 got off to a spectacular start on April 4, 2018.

But with respect to those who bring much-needed stardust, it is the sprinkling of athletes from so-called lesser nations who best embody the uniqueness of the Commonwealth Games - and encapsulate why it continues to justify its place on the sporting calendar.

The Symphony Orchestra playing Australian rock band INXS and singer, actress Kylie Minogue to welcome the athletes at Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.

Cate Campbell looks back in form after her 2016 Olympics flop, and South Africa's Chad le Clos could become the most successful athlete in Games history when he takes on a Michael Phelps-style seven swimming events. The baton is due at the stadium for the opening ceremony Wednesday night.

Our Canadian team, led by flag-bearer Meaghan Benfeito, marched proudly into Carrara Stadium today.

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Commonwealth Games 2018 opening ceremony: Mau Power performs during the opening ceremony.

Kenya has since attended 15 editions of the Commonwealth Games, missing only the 1986 games, and won 220 medals.

Hurdling superstar Sally Pearson, a longtime Gold Coast local, is tipped to play a key role in the ceremony.

Robertson said she wouldn't stop just at a bronze in what is her debut appearance at the Games.

The program also says England's first Games were in 1970 but in reality, it was four decades earlier. The boxing program starts Thursday.

The squash pair of Hardeep Reel and Khaaliqa Nimji were drawn to play in the round of 64 and round of 32, respectively, in the men's and women's singles.

Organisers will heave a sigh of relief after Cyclone Iris was downgraded to a category one cyclone.

Heavy rainfall is, however, still expected should the cyclone adopt a more southerly track.



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