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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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First day of Commonwealth Games gets underway

Athletes will take to the fields, courts, track and pool as the first day of the Commonwealth Games competitions gets under way today.

The men's triathlon, which kicks off at 3pm, will be an early chance to see some medals for the English team, with Olympic winning Brownlee brothers Alistair and Jonny going for glory in this gruelling event.

Alistair is the favourite for triathlon gold but Jonny is a strong rival.

Brownlee brothers Jonny, left, and Alistair, right, could take early gold for England. Credit: PA

Cycling champion Sir Bradley Wiggins will also be going for gold in the men's 4,000m team pursuit at precisely 12.09am.

Sir Bradley Wiggins should be among the favourites for the time trial. Credit: Martin Rickett/PA

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