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Commonwealth Games: Day-by-day events guide

The revamped athletics facilities at Hampden Park will play host to some of the Games' most exciting events. Photo: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire/Press Association Images

From July 23rd to August 3rd some of the world's finest sportsmen and women will come together for the 20th Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

We have picked out some of the highlights of the Games from the track and field exploits of Mo Farah to the cycling heroics of Sir Bradley Wiggins and Tom Daley in the diving.

For a full run-down of every event see the official Games schedule here.

Wednesday July 23rd

OPENING CEREMONY - an extravaganza at Celtic Park, with 40,000 spectators, an opening ceremony cast of 3,000 and performances from the likes of Rod Stewart, Susan Boyle and Nicola Benedetti.

Day 1: Thursday July 24th

MEN'S TRIATHLON - an early chance to see some medals for the English team, with Olympic medallists Alistair and Jonny Brownlee going for glory in this gruelling event.

CYCLING: MEN'S 4,000M TEAM PURSUIT - the Home Nations will fancy their chances in the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome, with Sir Bradley Wiggins leading the English charge.

Sir Bradley Wiggins should be among the favourites for the time trial. Credit: Martin Rickett/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Day 2: Friday July 25th

CYCLING: INDIVIDUAL PURSUIT FINAL - more exciting action from the velodrome with what should be a highly competitive field in both men's and women's events.

Day 3: Saturday July 26th

SWIMMING: FINALS - The men's 100m Breaststroke and 200m Butterfly, followed by the women's 50m Freestyle. 100m Backstroke, 200m Breaststroke. 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay.

Double Olympic champion Mo Farah will be competing in the 5,000m and 10,000m. Credit: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Day 4: Sunday July 27

MARATHON- one of the most physically demanding events as runners tackle a 26.2 mile course through the middle of Glasgow. An added bonus is that spectators won't need a ticket to take in the action.

MEN'S 5,000M FINAL - watch out for Mo Farah as he tries to make up for missing the 2010 games in Delhi due to fatigue.

RUGBY 7s- look forward to a carnival atmosphere at Ibrox for the finals of one of the most entertaining events of the games.

Day 5: Monday July 28th

ATHLETICS: 100M FINALS - home eyes will be on England's young star Adam Gemili in the men's event. Unfortunately for neutrals, Jamaicans Yohan Blake and Usain Bolt have both opted not to take part, although Bolt should feature in the relay.

TABLE TENNIS: MEN'S FINAL - watch for a dazzling display of dexterity and hand-eye co-ordination, with Singapore historically one of the strongest nations.

Scottish mountain bike hopeful Rab Wardell at the opening of the Cathkin Braes course. Credit: Danny Lawson/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Day 6: Tuesday July 29th

Those hoping to catch Jessica Ennis-Hill in the Heptathlon will be in for disappoinment. The Olympic champion has withdrawn from the Games as she is pregnant.

Read: Ennis-Hill settles for watching Glasgow Games on TV

MOUNTAIN BIKE: FINAL - men's and women's medals are up for grabs with a breakneck race through the Cathkin Breas trail.

Day 7: Wednesday July 30th

GYMNASTICS: ALL-AROUND FINALS - Men and women's medals are up for grabs in one of the most consistently popular and impressive of the Games events. Competitors have a chance to shine with routines on the vault, uneven bars, balance beam and the floor.

England's Louis Smith is among the home nations' best hopes of a gymnastics medal. Credit: Adam Davy/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Day 8: Thursday July 31st

CYCLING: TIME TRIALS - Watch out for Scotland's defending Commonwealth champion David Millar as he battles the clock on the roads around Glasgow.

GYMNASTICS: APPARATUS FINAL - England's Louis Smith is hoping for a gold in the pommel horse final and says he is "as good if not better" than when he won silver at the London Olympics.

Day 9: Friday August 1st

ATHLETICS: 10,000M FINAL - another chance to catch Mo Farah, who will face stiff competition from defending champion Moses Kipsiro of Uganda.

Day 10: Saturday August 2nd

DIVING: MEN's 10M PLATFORM - Tom Daley won the gold in this event at the 2010 Games and will be hoping to take home the top prize on British soil.

ATHLETICS: MEN'S 4 x 100M - The fastest man in history, Usain Bolt, is set to turn out for Jamaica in the relay race, although he has ruled himself out of the individual 100m and 200m events.

Sunday August 3rd

CLOSING CEREMONY - Hampden Park will play host to the closing ceremony, including a ceremonial handover to the next host, the Gold Coast in Australia.

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