Human Error To Blame For Comm Games Ticket Fail

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A Gold Coast theme park boss has questioned the organisation for this year's Commonwealth Games after an embarrassing ticket error.

The 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games organisers had to face an embarrassment on Tuesday after it was discovered that the tickets for the opening ceremony were sent out with the wrong day written on it.

While GOLDOC chief executive Mark Peters said the tickets were still valid, Village Roadshow executive general manager Bikash Randhawa said the error raised concerns.

"Ticketek and ourselves are disappointed this has happened".

Bothwell ace Gilmour, who landed a silver medal at the last Games in Glasgow four years ago, will be keen to land women's singles gold in the Gold Coast.

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But the tickets incorrectly show the ceremony taking place on a Thursday. "It was a human error in the checking", Mr Peters said.

Around 35,000 people will attend the opening ceremony at Carrara Stadium and Mr Peters said checks would be made to ensure the 20,000 that still need to be sent out have been printed with the correct date.

"Defence has extensive experience providing security assistance to major national events, including the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne, and the 2000 Sydney Olympics", Senator Payne said.

From track to field events, the athletes will be aiming for spots in the Nigerian contingent to the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games holding in Australia on April 5 to 15.

April 4 is a Wednesday, not a Thursday.

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