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Highlights, Commonwealth Games 2018 Opening Ceremony: Prince Charles declares Gold Coast Games open, PV Sindhu leads Indian contingent

More than 4,500 athletes from 71 nations and territories will be vying for 275 gold medals at the multi-sport event.

Reported by: India TV Sports Desk, New Delhi [ Updated: April 04, 2018 18:20 IST ]
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Live updates, Commonwealth Games 2018 Opening Ceremony

The 21st edition of the Commonwealth Games will commence in Gold Coast, Australia, with a glittering opening ceremony on Wednesday evening. The inaugural ceremony will be held at the Carrara Stadium. The biggest event in its history will run through 11 days.

More than 4,500 athletes from 71 nations and territories will be vying for 275 gold medals at the multi-sport event. The Indian contingent at the ceremony, which consists of over 200 athletes, will be led by flag-bearer P V Sindhu, the Rio Olympic silver medallist.

The squad also includes double Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar, and London Olympic bronze medallists Mary Kom, Saina Nehwal and Gagan Narang.

The first gold medal of the event will be contested in the women's triathlon on Thursday. Australia is hosting the Commonwealth Games for the fifth time.

LIVE UPDATES, COMMONWEALTH GAMES 2018 OPENING CEREMONY

# Britain's Prince Charles is speaking at the occasion. The Prince of Wales is representing Queen Elizabeth II at the Commonwealth Games

# An OATH is being taken at the stadium in a fight for Humanity, Equality and Destiny.

# The ceremonial flag is being brought into the stadium and six athletes are carrying the flag of the Commonwealth Federation.

# And the parade of the nations has come to an end. The contestants are seen talking and mingling around. Stay tuned for more updates from Gold Coast.

# New Zealand enter the fray in a groovy mood.

# Nauru's flag-bearer is having a gala time.

# The host nation, Australia gets a huge round of an applause as they enter the arena.

# The athletes from the Caribbean march in the parade of nations.

# After the Indian contingent, it's the turn of the athletes from Pakistan.

# The Indian contingent, led by PV Sindhu, makes a grand entry. Popular Hollywood chartbuster 'Cheap Thrills' by Sia is playing in the background. 

India Tv - PV Sindhu led the way for India in the opening ceremony of the CWG 2018.

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PV Sindhu led the way for India in the opening ceremony of the CWG 2018.

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