After eleven days of competition, the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games drew to a close last night with what was supposed to be a celebration of the excellent achievements of its athletes and all its participants. Instead, it left a bitter taste in the mouths of (the very few) attendees, athletes and the 1.14 million people watching at home.
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After absolutely slaughtering the rest of the Commonwealth on our home turf, the 2018 Commonwealth Games comes to a close on the Gold Coast tonight. If it's anything like the opening ceremony, it should be another fantastic spectacle before we hand over to Birmingham for 2022. If you want to watch live or stream the closing ceremony - here's where to watch live and free.
Of the 23 events at the Commonwealth Games, nothing whips the Australian public into patriotic fervour more than swimming. Being surrounded by water, we think ourselves a pretty bloody good chance of taking home some gold. Over the first six days of competition, 50 medal events are run across all disciplines from the 50m butterfly to the 4 x 100m medley. With Australia poised to load up on medals on home soil - here's how you can watch the 2018 Commonwealth Games swimming events, live and free.
With all the outrage at revelations that Cambridge Analytica was breaching Facebook's rules and harvesting massive swathes of data and concern at how much of our personal information is being used by Facebook, you'd think organisations would be a little more circumspect about data collection. But the Gold Coast council, which is hosting the Commonwealth Games has taken a different view. Their new city-wide Wi-Fi service will be harvesting visitor data.