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Glasgow 2014: Games closing ceremony in pictures

  • 3 August 2014
  • From the section Scotland

Glasgow is saying farewell to the Commonwealth Games and passing the honour to the Australian hosts preparing for 2018. The ceremony is taking place at Hampden Park, which was transformed into a track and field venue for the Games.

The competitors have given their all for the past 11 days. Michelle Li of Canada celebrated victory in the Women"s Singles Gold Medal Match against Kirsty Gilmour of Scotland in the final day of competition.
The final day of the Games saw changeable weather in Glasgow. Cyclists taking part in the road race experienced some very heavy rain.
By the start of the ceremony, skies had started to clear over the city.
Performers danced in the pre-show at Hampden before the ceremony.
The musical part of the ceremony was opened by Glasgow export Lulu, performing her first hit Shout.
Representatives of all the groups of workers who made the Games possible were given their moment in the spotlight.
The closing show was billed as a "typical Glasgow night out". All the nations taking part in the Games were represented.
And finally, Kylie emerged on stage to sing to the Hampden crowd.
Singer Dougie Maclean performed Caledonia, his song about longing and exile.
The closing ceremony at Hampden ended with fireworks. Work begins tomorrow to return the venue to being a football ground and home to amateurs Queens Park FC.

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