Over 6,600 athletes will be participating in the 18 different sporting disciplines of this year's Games, and Malta is sending 25 of its best to compete in eight different categories.
The festivities come at an interesting time in the history of the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF), which past year lost and replaced the host of its 2022 event and established a new partnerships division in collaboration with agency giant Lagardère Sports and Entertainment.
The CGF CEO, meanwhile, said sanctions would be in order depending on the explanations put forth by the concerned unidentified Commonwealth Games Association.
The Gold Coast has started filling the sports village with Commonwealth Games players, where they have arranged more than 225,000 condoms, 17000 toilet rolls and free ice cream for the athletes and official.
An unnamed female athlete from the East African nation has accused the country's chef de mission, Kaysee Teeroovengadum, of inappropriate sexual behaviour.
The news comes as a huge relief but the troubles are not yet over as they remained under the scanner for breaching the Games" strict "no needle' policy.
But he said anti-doping was taken seriously by the team, and any violation of the rules would be treated aggressively.
Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) chief executing David Grevemberg said that a staff reported them about the used syringes and the matter will now be looked closely.
Following the recovery of a syringe outside the room of a seasoned boxer of Friday, the boxing contingent was asked to submit their urine samples.
THERE will be more than 400 athletes competing for Team England in 18 sports.
Events will be on the BBC throughout the Games including the opening ceremony.
Well, there are a lot of official broadcasters of Commonwealth games 2018.
"It really depends on the nature of the breach - if this was accidental, if it was administrative", Mr Grevemberg said.
The Indian contingent enthusiastically hoisted the Tricolour at the Games Village in Gold Coast, Australia prior to the prestigious Commonwealth Games which is all set to begin from tomorrow.
The CGF promised a zero-tolerance approach to doping and said any athletes caught cheating would be thrown out of the Games.