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Usain Bolt set to arrive ahead of Commonwealth debut

Sprinter Usain Bolt is set to arrive in Glasgow today as he prepares to make his first ever appearance at the Commonwealth Games.

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Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt is due to arrive in Glasgow today. Credit: PA Wire

The multiple Olympic champion will compete in the 4X100m relay heats at Hampden Park next Friday.

Bolt will be hoping to add to his eight world titles and six Olympic gold medals in the final next Saturday on the last day of athletics at the Games.

The Jamaican star is one of the more recognised names in the sport to compete in Glasgow following the withdrawal of Mo Farah.

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Wallace cries 'for freedom' after golden win in the pool

Scottish swimmer Daniel Wallace has channelled one of Scotland's most famous sons as he celebrated a golden home win at the Commonwealth Games with a victory cry "for freedom!"

Wallace came from behind to win the men's 400m individual medley before smashing his arms into the water in delight as his victory was confirmed.

The cry for "freedom" is a reference to the speech delivered by his near-namesake, William Wallace, to Scottish rebels fighting for independence at the turn of the 14th century that was made famous by the 1995 film Braveheart.

Fifa fines Argentina for pre-World Cup Falklands banner

Argentina's FA has been fined 30,000 Swiss francs (£19,444) by Fifa after members of the national team stood with a banner claiming the Falklands as Argentine before a World Cup warm-up match.

The political banner was unfurled before Argentina beat Slovenia 2-0 with Lionel Messi scoring the second goal.
The political banner was unfurled before Argentina beat Slovenia 2-0, with Lionel Messi scoring the second goal. Credit: Reuters/Marcos Brindicci

Several players from the team that went on to lose the tournament's final to Germany stood behind the banner reading "Las Malvinas Son Argentinas" ("The Falklands are Argentine") before a friendly win against Slovenia in Buenos Aires on June 7.

Welsh athlete charged with anti-doping violation

A Welsh athlete has been provisionally suspended from the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow after being charged with an anti-doping violation.

Rhys Williams has been charged with an anti-doping violation.
Rhys Williams has been charged with an anti-doping violation. Credit: PA

Rhys Williams, the Wales' 400 metres hurdles champion and son of rugby union great JJ Williams, became the second Welsh athlete to be forced out over an alleged anti-doping violation, after 800m runner Gareth Warburton.

In a statement Welsh Athletics said the 30-year-old had been charged with committing an anti-doping rule violation under the IAAF Anti-Doping Rules.

They said: "Rhys has the opportunity to respond to the charges against him and to have those charges determined at a full hearing before the national anti-doping panel."

They added: "Welsh Athletics is obviously concerned that this is the second anti-doping violation by a senior Welsh international athlete and will be conducting its own internal review."

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Scotland triumphs in the pool on the first day

In what promised to be a special night for hosts Scotland in the pool, Hannah Miley kicked it off with a gold in the women's 400m individual medley.

In the men's 200m, Scotland's Ross Murdoch won Commonwealth gold, beating fellow countryman Michael Jamieson who won silver.

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