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Chris Hoy to start Commonwealth Games countdown

Sir Chris Hoy will kick-start Glasgow's countdown to the Commonwealth Games, the largest multi-sport event ever hosted in Scotland.

Sir Chris Hoy officially started The National Lottery Anniversary Run earlier this week. Credit: Matt Alexander/PA Wire

The opening ceremony takes place at Celtic Park on July 23 next year, when athletes from across the Commonwealth will officially begin their 11-day quest for medals.

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Stars line up to take part in Olympic anniversary race

Richard & Adam, Britain's Got Talent finalist take part in Olympic anniversary run. Credit: Twitter/ Richard&Adam
Paula Radcliffe and Melanie Chisholm at the start line of The National Lottery Anniversary Run. Credit: Matt Alexander/PA Wire
Victoria Pendleton at the start line of The National Lottery Anniversary Run. Credit: Matt Alexander/PA Wire

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Scene is set for Olympic anniversary race

The scene is set for today's National Lottery Anniversary Race, which is taking place at the Olympic Park in Stratford, east London:

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