Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond asked the crowd to observe a minute's silence as the Commonwealth games opened as a mark of respect to the victims of the MH17 disaster.
Mr Salmond said: "In last week's disaster almost one third of the 298 victims were citizens of the Commonwealth, 193 came from our European neighbours in The Netherlands.
"Please rise now, please stand, as we observe a moment's silence to express our condolences and above all our solidarity with the loved ones of all of those of every nationality who lost their lives."
He then thanked the crowd for their show of respect.
All 298 people on board the Malaysian Airlines flight died when it was allegedly shot down over Ukraine last week.
Pop princess Kylie stole the show as she closed what has been dubbed the 'best ever' Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.
The Jamaican sprinter said the only negative at the Commonwealth Games was the weather, as he hailed the "brilliant" event in Glasgow.
Pop princess Kylie will be top of the bill tonight as the Commonwealth Games comes to a close.