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Hoy carries Commonwealth Games baton to Palace

Sir Chris Hoy has made a triumphant journey to Buckingham Palace carrying the Commonwealth Games baton ahead of the start of the sporting event's global relay.

Sir Chris Hoy carries the Commonwealth Games baton down The Mall. Credit: PA Wire

Britain's most successful Olympian was given the honour of processing the symbol of Glasgow 2014 down The Mall before the Queen launches the baton on its epic trip.

Britain's most successful Olympian was given the honour of processing the symbol of Glasgow 2014 to Buckingham Palace. Credit: PA Wire

The cyclist, who has retired from competitive racing after winning a clutch of Olympic, World and Commonwealth titles, was joined by the Pipes and Drums 1st Battalion Scots Guards and the Pipes and Drums 1st Battalion the Royal Regiment of Scotland (Royal Scots Borderers).

Hoy hangs out with the kids at Glasgow games event

Sir Chris Hoy hung out with young fans at an event in Glasgow to mark the one-year countdown to the start of the 2014 Commonwealth Games.

Morgan Binnie, 13, and Matthew Running, 12, have a go at beating Sir Chris Hoy's race times. Credit: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire
Sir Chris has breakfast with Jessica Provan, 8, and Shaun Redgrave, 13. Credit: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

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Commonwealth Games ticketing guide launched

Sir Chris Hoy has helped launch the official ticketing guide for the 2014 Commonwealth Games, as the one year countdown to the sporting event begins.

One million tickets will go on sale on August 19.

Sir Chris Hoy launches the guide with athletes (l-r) Jade Nimmo, Colin Gregor and Susan Egelstaff. Credit: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire.
Sir Chris signs copies of the ticketing guide in Glasgow.

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Commonwealth Games countdown: One year to go

Glen Etive in the Highlands, to mark exactly One Year to the Opening Day of the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. Credit: John Young/PA Wire

The One Year to Go milestone is being marked with a series of images capturing a giant number one figure positioned at some of Scotland's best known spots.

An inflatable number 1 at the Forth Rail Bridge. Credit: John Young/PA Wire

Glasgow Commonwealth Games building on schedule

With 365 days to go, almost all the sporting venues are already completed and open to the public, and Glasgow city officials say they are pleased with the pace of progress.

The Hydro in Glasgow pictured earlier this year. Credit: Julia Hoyle/PA Wire

History has already been made in Glasgow with the largest peacetime recruitment and regeneration project in Scotland.

The construction of world-class sporting venues, new infrastructure and a multimillion-pound economic boost are some of the benefits that have come the city's way.

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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