Published 15 April 2018

“Every four years these Games bring the spirit of our Commonwealth alive,

"They express friendship between nations and the desire to share our common values and our common wealth for the good of humanity and the peace of the world. 

"So I call sportsmen and women from all countries and territories of the Commonwealth to come together in four years’ time in Birmingham, England to celebrate the 22nd Commonwealth Games.

"Until then, in the name of the Commonwealth Games Federation, I proclaim Gold Coast 2018 closed.”