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Magical Moments of the Games


The Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games has produced some epic moments that have defined the entire competition. Some expected, some unexpected, these moments have helped give us a Games we will remember as the best ever! 

Scottie dogs of the Opening Ceremony

Scottie Dogs

These Scottish Terriers made a huge impact on the people of the Commonwealth with their Mackintosh inspired coats.

UNICEF – Put Children First

Opening Ceremony Screen

The first of its kind, this moment at the Opening Ceremony was an opportunity for the people of the Commonwealth to give back to the children of the Commonwealth. Over £5 million has been raised as a result!

A Rugby Sevens proposal

Rugby Sevens proposal

One fan used the frenetic Rugby Sevens atmosphere to pop the question.

Erraid Davies becomes Team Scotland’s youngest medallist

Erraid Davies

The 13 year old won Bronze in the 100m Breaststroke Final, making her Team Scotland’s youngest Games medallist.

Blessing Okagbare takes 200m and 100m double

Blessing Okagbare

Blessing charged to victory to secure both Gold medals in front of a packed Hampden Park.

David Katoatau wins Weightlifting Gold for Kiribati

David Katoatau

David secured the first ever medal for Kiribati in the Men’s 105kg Weightlifting competition. The raucous crowd were then given a celebratory dancing lesson by the islander!

Claudia Fragapane wins fourth historic Gold

Claudia Fragapane

This gymnast from Bristol is the first Englishwoman to win four Golds at one Commonwealth Games in 84 years.

The Hampden Roar singing 500 miles by The Proclaimers

Usain Bolt

The Hampden crowd roared the song along to the action at the Games, with the fastest man alive – Usain Bolt – showing off his moves.

Prince Imran saying “Glasgow, you were pure dead brilliant”

Closing Ceremony;

Hampden Park went wild for the closing words of Prince Imran’s speech at the Closing Ceremony, in which he described the XX Commonwealth Games as the best ever.

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