Let the games begin
4 April, 2018, 11:23 pm
Update: 11:23PM THE 2018 Commonwealth Games opened with a colourful ceremony this evening at the Carrara Stadium, Gold Coast in Brisbane.
Light showers before the ceremony failed to dampen the spirits of thousands of people who cramped the stadium to watch the spectacular opening.
Team Fiji was led by weight-lifter Apolonia Vaivai as flag bearer.
President Jioji Konrote was among dignitaries from around the Commonwealth who attended the ceremony which was watched by 1.5 billion viewers around the world.
The Prince of Wales, Prince Charles opened the ceremony.
Competition starts tomorrow.