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Opening Ceremony

Gary Lineker, Hazel Irvine and Clare Balding present the opening ceremony for the 2014 Commonwealth Games live from Celtic Park.

Gary Lineker, Hazel Irvine and Clare Balding present the opening ceremony for the 2014 Commonwealth Games live from Celtic Park.

With live appearances from Doctor Who and West End star John Barrowman. Susan Boyle and Rod Stewart.

The ceremony marks the end of the epic journey of the Queen's Baton Relay, which has visited every Commonwealth nation in the lead up to the event, and Her Majesty the Queen will declare the Games officially open.

A cast of more than 3,000 volunteers will take part in what promises to be a spectacular occasion. The Parade of Nations will welcome the thousands of athletes from the 71 nations and territories across the Commonwealth. Huw Edwards joins Hazel Irvine in the commentary box.

3 hours

Chapters

Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • Build-up

  • Opening ceremony begins

  • John Barrowman

  • Amy Macdonald

  • Rod Stewart

  • Susan Boyle

  • Queen arrives

  • Parade of the Athletes

  • Entrance of Asia

  • Entrance of Oceania

  • Entrance of Africa

  • Entrance of Caribbean

  • Entrance of Americas

  • Entrance of Europe

  • Opening ceremony continues

  • Rod Stewart

  • Speeches

  • Baton arrives and Queen's speech

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Gary Lineker
Presenter Hazel Irvine
Presenter Clare Balding

Broadcast

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