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Despite the absence of their most experienced athletes, Kenya will be hoping to perform convincingly and to top the medal table just as they did in 2014 Commonwealth games in Glasgow where they managed to grab ten gold medals, ten silver medals and five bronze medals.

Gold Coast Commonwealth Games organisers have admitted an embarrassing error.

Organisers behind the upcoming games have been forced to respond to an embarrassing error someone at Ticketek made when printing out the almost 15,000 tickets.

Some 14,000 tickets for the showpiece event were printed with Thursday, April 4, when April 4 - the day for the ceremony - is a Wednesday.

The technical director however, said that to ensure that Nigeria's image is not tainted before and during the Commonwealth Games, all the athletes would be monitored to ensure that none of them use performance enhancing drug.

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"Everyone should be really confident this is going to be a fantastic event", he said. Organisers said human error was behind the mistake.

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.

He was also confident the error wouldn't create confusion about the day of the week that the opening ceremony will be held on.

The Commonwealth Games in Australia's Gold Coast will take place this year from April 4 to April 15, with thousands of athletes and support staff from various countries scheduled to take part in the event.

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