The city of Brisbane in Australia is already busily planning the next Commonwealth Games in 1982, as hundreds of athletes leave for home after the Eleventh Commonwealth Games in Edmonton, Canada.
EXT GV's Flag lowered as band plays at Edmonton Stadium.
GV PAN Prince Philip drives through arena in open car waving.
GV Prince Andrew waving from car.
GV Athletes, with arms linked, sing "Auld Lang Syne" (4 shots)
TV Shot athletes dancing.
MV Athletes dancing to disco music (4 shots)
TV Shots athletes dancing in stadium (2 shots).
TRANSCRIPT: CASS: "The end of a week's fierce competition on track and field, in the arenas and pools, was marked by a mixture of stiff ceremonial and vivacious informality. The Games Standard came down to a roll of drums. There was a parade, but the whole stadium relaxed as the guest of honour, the Duke of Edinburgh waved and chatted informally with athletes and games officials, as he left for home. Prince, Andrew, too, had clearly enjoyed himself at Edmonton. They called these the 'friendly games' and after all the tension of competition the friend-ship really showed during the traditional singing of Auld Land Syne. A special celebration for the British teams after their feast of gold medals on the last two days. And after Auld Land Syne the whole stadium was on its feet to the sound of disco music, as the athletes and dancers in national costume, boogied around the stadium. It was the start of a night of celebration in Edmonton."
SPORT: COMMONWEALTH GAMES
REPORTER: DAVID CASS
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Background: The city of Brisbane in Australia is already busily planning the next Commonwealth Games in 1982, as hundreds of athletes leave for home after the Eleventh Commonwealth Games in Edmonton, Canada. The host nation won by far the greatest number of gold medals during the 128 events, with Canada winning 45 golds, followed by England with 27, Australia 24, Kenya seven and then New Zealand and India with five each. Athletes from the 46 nations who took part gathered for the formal ceremony to end the Games, hen the Duke of Edinburgh urged that the spirit of the commonwealth be carried on. David Cass of the British Broadcasting Corporation reports.