Commonwealth Games 2018 - Welcome to the Gold Coast

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I know many of you aren't impacted by this sporting event but I am settling down to watch the Opening Ceremony and am thrilled to see Michael Johnson is going to be commentating on the Athletics and is in the studio for the opening ceremony :grope::smokin:. What more does a girl want on a dismal rainy morning here in the UK :D
 

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'ello, I'm here too.

Cool opening segment so far.

Especially liked the wedge-tail eagle graphic. The superior eagle.
 

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That was a beautiful rendition. And the emphasis on the indigenous tribes is very powerful as well.
 

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Scotland gets to go first because they were the last host!

haha the placards are surfboards.

Scotland in blue kilts and blue-and-white spliced shirts. Rather tidy.
 

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We're doing it in regions, so Europe first. Cyprus first.

somebody have the athletes ears like the koala mascot :lol:

England next. Oh, their uniform looks kinda...cheap.
 

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England now - Alistair Brownlee leading them out even though his race is tomorrow. Shorts and tee-shirts for the English!!
 

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Hi Gibraltar! There seem to be a lot of them for a little place! But they're rocking the ombre!

Ooooh, pinstripes for Guernsey. A bit eye-hurting.
 

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I do like how UK separates out into not just the 4 home nations but also Guernsey, Jersey and the Isle of Man!!!
 

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Simple navy and white for Malta.

Ireland in green blazers and beige trousers - honestly looking a bit heavily-dressed for the Gold Coast in April!
 

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Cameroon in gorgeous black dresses and tunics with brightly coloured pattern trim - everyone seems to have a unique design, it's an early frontrunner for best dressed for me!

Mind you, Ghana is a pretty good look - pink and brown patterned dresses on the ladies, very bright waistcoats on the men. Looks woven.

Kenya in red shirts with black trim.
 

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Lesotho in blue blazers, blue pattern scarves and a traditional woven hat!

Malawi dancing in in red blazers over all black! Dance break!
 

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Mauritius in navy blazers over white polka-dot shirts and grey bottoms.

Mozambique rockin it in grey/cream/red spliced shirts and dresses with patterns on and red hats!

Namibia in white with multi-coloured checks, which is a very cool look.
 

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Nigeria looking outstanding in white with metallic green splicing and hats.

Rwanda absolutely gorgeous in black and white printed wraps over white shirt and pants. Men appear to be carrying a staff of some kind.

Seychelles in blue shirts, pale blue ties, looking very sea-themed!
 

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Sierra Leone takes the lead in the best-dressed race in awesome white traditional dress with blue spots, lots of ruffles, brilliant!

South Africa in plain blue polos and beige pants. (A bit boring. Especially after Sierra Leone.)

Back to awesome with Swaziland, with the ladies in white dresses with red and black patterned overskirts, and the men in white shirts with black and red pattern over the shoulders.
 

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The Gambia in stunning pale blue traditional dress, absolutely gorgeous long robes (? for want of a better word).

Uganda with the ladies out front dancing in yellow shirts with red striping and scarves at their waists, and the men in red shirts with yellow and black pinstriping.

Tanzania in gold jackets and green pants!
 

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Zambia in all black with some red/orange/black/green stripe trim, the ladies in red/orange/black/green striped skirts.

Time to go to the Americas!

Belize up first, in all blue with red splice down each side!

Bermuda navy blazers, red shorts, and knee-high black socks.
 

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Oh hai Canada, in red shirts with maple leaf patterning and black shorts/skirts.

(I'm also enjoying the orchestral Great Australian Hits going on in the background.)

Falkland Islands in navy blue with red and white splicing.

Guyana in white tunics with three tripes - red, yellow and green - down one side!
 

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St Helena in yellow tops with white and green trim, and green pants. (They look like the Wallabies! Adopted.)

The Bahamas in light blue tops with black shoulders and black pants!

Off to Asia now. (The poor lifeguard is losing his voice!)

Bangladesh in dark blue suits, the ladies in with gorgeous green and red skirts.

Brunei Darussalam also in dark blue suits!
 

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India also in navy suits, the ladies wearing royal blue patterned sashes and the men wearing matching ties!

Malaysia in red traditional tops/tunics, and blue patterned traditional (? kilt?), with black hats.

Pakistan in green waistcoasts over white tunics and pants.
 

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Singapore in red blazers over white shirts, beige pants, and purple/blue patterned ties and scarves, and straw boaters.

Sri Lanka in navy blazers, the ladies in maroon and gold striped skirts.

Time for the Carribbean!

Anguilla in navy blazers and cream pants!
 

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Antigua and Barbuda in bright red blazers over white patterned shirts!

Barbados in nice yellow and blue shirts!

British Virgin Islands, the ladies in very colourful dresses, the men in white shirts.

Cayman Islands in blue tracksuits with red side panels!
 

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Dominica looking gorgeous in red plaid hi-low dresses for the ladies, and very colourful waistcoats for the men!

Grenada with the ladies in yellow and white dresses, and the men in white shirts with yellow flower patterned sleeves and trim.

Jamaica in yellow jackets with black shoulders and black pants!
 

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