Leader comment: Scots lead the way at Commonwealth Games

Gold Coast, Apr 4 (AFP) The Commonwealth Games were hit by an indecent assault case today as police investigated a Mauritian athlete's complaint of "inappropriate touching" by a team official.

"The Gold Coast is 100 per cent ready to go", Canadian chef de mission Claire Carver-Dias says.

A GOLDOC spokesman told Daily Mail Australia: 'GOLDOC is aware of a formatting error in the England team overview section of the official GC2018 Program. "Condolences to her close family and friends".

At the next Games in Canada, Freeman did a lap of honour around the racetrack following her victory in the 400 metres carrying both the Australian and Aboriginal flags.

Murphy will be joined on stage by Australian netball coach Lisa Alexander and athletics official Desmond Johnston, chief official the last time the Commonwealth Games were held in Australia, at Melbourne in 2006. Even for this, the Federation has made it clear that athletes should take prior permissions.

The contingent had endured a tricky few hours on Monday at the Athletes" Village after "discarded needles' were found outside the accommodations of the Indian boxing team.

The nation that gave us the entire Commonwealth is also listed as having over two million citizens - while its actual population is more than 66.5 million people.

Having won a silver medal at the Rio Olympics two years ago, the Hyderabad-based World No.3 Sindhu is one of the favourites to win the badminton women's singles title in Gold Coast.

The Google Doodle is seen in action as its Os takes us through various sports in the Games, including boxing, lawn bowls, para-cycling, and netball. The event has a no-needles policy. "I have complete confidence in them". Those carrying the Queen's baton - similar to the Olympic torch relay - were unable to get past the wall of protesters before emergency services helped them through. Promising 300 days of sunshine, 35 miles (57 kilometers) of coastline, and about 250 miles (400 kilometers) of canals - almost 10 times more than Venice - tourists from all over the world are unsurprisingly lured to Australia's holiday playground.

Police on Monday discovered a crude home-made bomb left in a vehicle at a shopping centre auto park on the outskirts of Brisbane, causing a minor scare two days out from the opening ceremony.

  • Joanne Flowers