The XXI Commonwealth Games has ended, and most athletes and officials have returned to their respective territories; and in some cases moved on to other competitions. In Jamaica, like the rest of the Commonwealth, there are ongoing post-mortems, from the local governing body, government, and the average citizen.

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President of the Trinidad and Tobago Olympic Committee (TTOC), Brian Lewis, said Commonwealth Games gold medallist Michelle-Lee Ahye, as an outstanding athlete and role model for Trinidad and Tobago, deserves respect.

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Australia’s Gold Coast has long been derided as an “overgrown resort town” and a “cultural desert”. But the 2018 Commonwealth Games allowed the host region to develop and communicate its big city credentials. Mega-events have been heavily criticised in recent years, but if planned properly they can bring many benefits for host cities, including social and economic regeneration. Gold Coast authorities were also interested in urban development: they wanted to show the world their coastline has matured from tourist resort to fully fledged city.

Read more: How the Gold Coast games transformed a resort region into a city

Over 6,600 athletes and team officials from 71 nations and territories made history over 11 unforgettable days of world class sporting action.

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“Do something good for the country…and they still find a way to be negative smh (shaking my head) Trinidadians.”

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