Sadly, in this case, it's highly unlikely you can seek a refund for the closing ceremony because of the terms and conditions set out by the Games on their website under section 60 and unless the event was cancelled, re-scheduled or significantly re-located, there's little chance of recourse. A total of 66 medals across 9 sports out of 16, which included 26 gold, 20 silver and 20 bronze, lifted the spirit of a nation of otherwise slumbering sporting enthusiasts.
3,000 Meters World Champion Conselius Kipruto also won Gold, previously won by Jonathan Ndiku in 2014, with Elijah Manango'i defending Kenya's Gold in the 1,500 meters race, won by James Magut in Glasgow, while Wycliffe Kinyamal won Gold in the 800 meters race, previously won by Botswana's Nigel Amos in the last edition of the games. The action, drama., sportsmanship and excitement that has defined the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games continued right up until the last second.
Team Australia topped the medals table with 198, followed by England with 136 while Malaysia finished 12 with seven gold, five silver and 12 bronze.
Though Team SA flew home with far fewer gongs than the leading nations, they are likely to be extremely proud of the fact that some of their members really impressed the world, not least Akani Simbine and Caster Semenya on the athletics track, Chad le Clos in the swimming pool and Henri Schoeman in triathlon. Those that choose to attend have enjoyed an electrifying experience they will remember for the rest of their lives. The hard fought gold by Shreyasi Singh in Women's Double Trap, the gold medal winning feats of Manika Batra in women's individual category and the gold in men's javelin throw by Neeraj Chopra are fine examples of India breaking the glass ceiling.
It was a successful Commonwealth Games for Australia as they finished with 80 gold medals, 59 silver and 59 bronze and broke a host of Games' records. "All I can say is every athlete was fully committed, passionate and left nothing on the table when they were competing for Scotland".
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Most members of this group were involved in men's and women's hockey. Till 2010, each shooting discipline had a pairs (team) event, which translated into more medals, and India was able to breach the 100-medal mark in New Delhi.
There has also been a loss both of what the Games symbolised, as well as outside political factors. "Actually, wrecking a tradition that is so important". Make of that what you will.
"Athletes, team officials, volunteers, spectators and the media have shared in the triumphs and challenges alongside the athletes across 275 events", he said. "We stuffed it up and I apologize to the viewers and the athletes". "I played with Kara at Girls' High and with Phum at club while growing up".
Hockey player and Maritzburg College old boy Tyson Dlungwana. "I congratulate all those athletes who are bringing back medals", Modi said in a statement.