Closing Ceremony

THE closing ceremony of the XX Commonwealth Games saw another colourful performance by artists and fireworks to light up the sky around Hampden Park Stadium in Glasgow, Scotland, as well as those of millions who watched the televised version of the show.
Glasgow 2014 chairman Lord Smith of Kelvin thanked the locals and volunteers - also known as Clydesiders - for giving their best in order to ensure the Games were a success.
He said the locals were tasked with the Games but "they have delivered".
He also wished Gold Coast, Australia, the best in their preparation to host the 2018 XXI Commonwealth Games.
Team PNG turned up in their red track pants, black polo shirts and black hoodies - a bit different to the outfit they wore for the opening ceremony.

Dika Toua was the flag bearer at the closing ceremony.
Australian performers Jessica Mauboy and Kylie Minogue performed during the ceremony with other popular local artists.
General Manager John Susuve said the spectacular closing marked of another challenging moments for Team PNG as we prepare for the 2015 Pacific Games.
Susuve said winning two gold medals had inspired many PNG athletes to focus on the 2015 Games.
He said Steven Kari and Dika Toua's Gold Medals had placed PNG on the Commonwealth nations' ladder and the country was proud of these achievements.
He said overall Team PNG had performed very well in the the disciplines they had participated in.
The main Team PNG contigent leave Glasgow on the Aug 6 and will arrive in Port Moresby on Friday (Aug 8).


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Port Moresby 2015

On 27 September 2009, the Pacific Games Council, at its meeting coinciding with the 2009 Pacific Mini Games, elected Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea as the host of the 2015 Games. The final vote was 25-22 in favor of Port Moresby over Tonga to host.

The Games will be held from 4 to 18 July 2015.