The 2014 Commonwealth Games (officially the XX Commonwealth Games) take place in Glasgow, Scotland, from July 23 to August 03 and were opened Wednesday evening at the Celtic Park. With a strong Scottish theme, the evergreen Rod Stewart and the unmistakable Susan Boyle headlined the two-hour extravagance at the 40,000-seater home of Celtic Football Club.
It is the third largest multi-sport event after the Olympics and the Asian Games. It will be the largest multi-sport event ever held in Scotland with around 4,560 competing athletes across 17 different sports, although the country previously hosted the 1970 and 1986 Commonwealth Games in Edinburgh.
Over the last 10 years, however, Glasgow and Scotland had staged World, Commonwealth, European, or British events in all 17 sports proposed for the 2014 Commonwealth Games, including the World Badminton Championships in 1997.
** The Scottish women's artistic gymnastics team as host (Amy Regan, Emma White, Erin McLachlan, Carly Smith and Cara Kennedy) introduces itselfs:
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