Glasgow 2014: Commonwealth Games in pictures

  • 3 August 2014
  • From the section Scotland

The Commonwealth Games in Glasgow are done and dusted. For 11 days athletes in the city produced magical sporting memories. There were highs, lows and the moments that anyone who watched the Games will never forget. Here are is a selection of key moments from Glasgow 2014.

Image caption Stars of the show: A Scottie dog leads Team Scotland during the opening ceremony of the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Celtic Park.
Image caption The crowd soaks up the atmosphere in the Live Zone at Glasgow Green during the build-up to the opening ceremony. Three other cultural hubs in Merchant City, Kelvingrove Bandstand and BBC at the quay put on free entertainment each day of the Games.
Image caption Day one brings Scotland's first gold medal in Glasgow 2014 thanks to Hannah Miley in the women's 400m individual medley at Tollcross International Swimming Centre.
Image caption Day one produced 'the selfie of the Games'. The Queen 'photobombs' a selfie with Australian hockey players Jayde Taylor and Brooke Peris during a visit to the National Hockey Centre in Glasgow.
Image caption Ross Murdoch realises he has won the men's 200m breaststroke final ahead of team-mate Michael Jamieson's silver and England's Andrew Willis' bronze.
Image caption Day four: Erraid Davies wins bronze in the women's 100m breaststroke SB9 final. The 13-year-old from Shetland stood on the podium at Tollcross Swimming Centre with New Zealand's Zoe Pascoe who won gold and Australia's Madeleine Scott who took silver.
Image caption Prince Harry, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge meet Usain Bolt during a visit to the Athletes' Village during day six.
Image caption Libby Clegg and guide runner Mikail Huggins went on to win gold in the women's Para-sport 100m T12 on day five. Glasgow 2014 had the biggest number of Para-sports medals in Commonwealth Games history with 22 medal events.
Image caption Day six: Scotland's gymnastics silver medal winners: Dan Purvis, Frank Baines, Adam Cox, Liam Davie and Dan Keatings. The silver medal was the first gymnastics medal for Team Scotland in any Commonwealth Games.
Image caption Sharp shooter Jen McIntosh takes aim during the women's 10m air rifle qualification. Her silver medal on day six in the 50m rifle 3 positions makes her Team Scotland's most decorated female medallist in the Commonwealth Games.
Image caption Day seven: Viorel Etko wins Scotland's first wrestling medal at the Commonwealth Games since 1994 and 16 years after arriving in Britain seeking asylum. He took bronze in the men's freestyle 61kg at the SECC.
Image caption Day seven and the rain returns after glorious weather for the opening ceremony. Australian bowler Kelvin Kerkow took shelter at the Kelvin Lawn Bowls Centre as Scotland played England.
Image caption Fans watch the women's 800m heats at Hampden Park during day seven. Many competitors commented on the warm reception from spectators during Glasgow 2014 events.
Image caption Day eight: Eilidh Child takes silver in the women's 400m hurdles final at Hampden Park. The 27-year-old was eclipsed by race favourite Jamaica's Kaliese Spencer and said she had "given it everything".
Image caption The streets of Glasgow city centre transformed. Buchanan Street morphed from shopping venue to scene of the men's time trial and women's marathon.
Image caption Kim Mickle and Kelsey-Lee Roberts celebrate their gold and bronze medals in the women's javelin on day seven. The next Commonwealth Games will be held in Australia's Gold Coast in 2018.
Image caption Day nine: Lynsey Sharp cries on the podium as she receives the silver medal for the women's 800m. She revealed she had been sick that morning and had steeled herself to perform well.
Image caption Day 10 and the mail man delivers. Boxer Charlie Flynn poses with Team Scotland's 50th medal after winning gold in the men's lightweight 60kg final.
Image caption On the final day of the Games the heavens open and the cyclists took to the streets of Glasgow for the men's and women's road races
Image caption And Scotland's Kirsty Gilmour has to settle for silver after being beaten by Canada's Michelle Li in the women's single badminton final.
Image caption Entertainment at the closing ceremony includes Lulu, Deacon Blue and Kylie.