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Up to 8 million tune in as Commonwealth Games closes

The curtain has come down on an incredible 11 days of Commonwealth Games sporting action in a glittering, star-filled closing ceremony at Glasgow's Hampden Park.

England has topped the medal table of the Commonwealth Games with a total of 174 medals.

Up to 8 million viewers tuned in to see Kylie and a host of other stars close Glasgow 2014, which has been dubbed the "best ever" Commonwealth Games.

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Canadian cyclist forced out of Games after crash

Canadian cyclist Nic Hamilton has been forced out of Glasgow's Commonwealth Games track cycling events after crashing into an official in the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome.

Hamilton suffered concussion while the Glasgow 2014 official was knocked out and suffered a suspected broken collarbone in the accident.

Canadian cyclist Nic Hamilton has been forced out of Glasgow's Commonwealth Games after a collision at Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome. Cyclists can reach speeds of up to 40mph in the velodrome. Credit: Reuters

A Team Canada statement read: "Nic has been assessed by Canada's medical staff and does not have any serious injuries other than his concussion.

"As per concussion treatment protocol, he will not be able to compete for at least seven days, which forces his withdrawal from the track events at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow."

The velodrome had to be closed for 30 minutes, delaying a visit from the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall.

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