"We wanted athletes to be part of and enjoy the Closing Ceremony", he said. "To be perfectly honest, Jo, so have we".
In an unusual move, the television rights-holders Channel Seven joined in the criticism, saying the ceremony "had not lived up to expectations".
"While we can't promise you the sun, sand and sea of the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, we can offer you youth, energy, creativity and a love of sport", she said.
"I'm sorry you're being way too polite", Griggs responded.
"Organizers were confounded by local media to taking the spotlight away in Australia, also the athletes's flag-bearer Kurt Fearnley claimed it was &ldquo odd".
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Beattie was then quick to apologise for his remarks.
"We can only show the pictures that are provided by the actual host broadcasters", Griggs told Seven on Sunday.
The Commonwealth Games closing ceremony was savaged by damn near everyone last night after a controversial decision by the event's organisers not to broadcast the entrance of the competing athletes. "They made the decision not to have the athletes enter the stadium".
"Kurt has definitely been a big part of paving the way for what para-sports have become in Australia and he's been inspiring for me and all those other strong athletes who have overcome hurdles", Patterson, 19, said.
"That was clearly a stuff-up".
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The amount of empty seats at the Closing Ceremony, which included an appearance from Jamaican sprint king Usain Bolt and a handover segment from Birmingham 2022, was also criticised.
The last thing they want is to stand in a field for an hour waiting to get into a closing ceremony. "This is the first time I will be India's flag-bearer in an event like this. We got that wrong".
Many athletes and fans left the closing ceremonies early, according to reports. While Canadian officials came into the Gold Coast with a stated goal of 100 medal wins from their athletes, their real aim was to use this event as a stepping stone towards Tokyo.
Organisers signed off with the uncontroversial assertion that they had delivered the best possible environment for the athletes from 71 mostly former British colonies to showcase their skills over 11 sun-kissed days in the beachside city. There's no athletes in here. Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty also became the first men's doubles badminton pair from India to win a medal at the Games, while Manika Batra made the country take notice of her with four medals, including a gold in women's singles.
"I am not interested in blaming anyone else", he said. But I just wish we could have had that moment.
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Rachel Clun is a reporter at the Sydney Morning Herald. "And I will continue to do so till the time my body is fit", she added.