Commonwealth Games 2014

The 20th Commonwealth Games have officially opened in Glasgow, and we have been to meet a few of our region's sporting hopefuls. Follow this story for all the latest on how our athletes are getting on at the games.

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Dumfries GP swaps medicine for marathons

The marathon is the first of the athletics events to take place at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, with two of the runners representing Scotland from Dumfries and Galloway.

One of them in particular has had an interesting journey up to the Commonwealth Games - with Joasia swapping her day job as a GP to compete in the marathon this Sunday.

Hannah McNulty spoke to them in Kilmarnock yesterday to see how they were getting on.

If you want to see Joasia and Ross take on the marathons, watch the games on Sunday morning.

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Borders swimming star to compete in 400m freestyle

Our region's first athlete is in action today at the Commonwealth Games as the Borders' Daniel Wallace swims in the 400m freestyle heat.

Daniel Wallace is a swimmer originally from the Borders
Daniel Wallace is swimming in todays 400m freestyle heat Credit: Clint Hughes/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Daniel went to Chirnside Primary school and Duns Swimming club where he first started his swimming career.

He has since moved to East Lothian and travelled to the US to study.

Watch his performance and see how he gets on at 11am.

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Glasgow welcomes the world ahead of games

The Commonwealth Games is just hours away. In around 24 hours the opening ceremony will take place in the host city of Glasgow.

Tens of thousands of visitors from 71 nations and countries across the world are already in the city soaking up the atmosphere.

Our Correspondent Hannah McNulty is there, and will be reporting on our athletes' progress.

She's been out today meeting the people that have travelled to Glasgow for the games:

Borderers congratulated ahead of Commonwealth Games

A dozen athletes from the Borders have been congratulated ahead of their Commonwealth Games appearances.

Scottish Borders Council congratulated the 12 athletes who will compete across six different disciplines during the 11 days of action.

"If you take the Borders as a percentage of Scotland's population then we have double the number of athletes from our region that we could have expected.

“I'm sure Borderers will get behind these 12 talented young people in their various competitions and I know many people are looking forward to travelling up to Glasgow from the Borders to see them in action.”

– Councillor Vicky Davidson, Scottish Borders Council

The 12 Borders athletes to compete at Glasgow Commonwealth Games are:

  • Lee Jones of Selkirk, Stuart Hogg of Hawick, Scott Wight of Melrose (Rugby 7s)
  • Jak Scott of Hawick and Lucy Hope of Crailing (swimming)
  • Sarah Robertson of Selkirk (hockey)
  • Chris O'Hare of West Linton, Guy Learmonth of Berwick, Libby Clegg of Newcastleton; Sam Kinghorn of Gordon (athletics)
  • Grant Ferguson of Peebles (cycling)
  • Jo Pettitt of West Linton (netball)
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