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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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Judo star in Commonwealth gold medal drama

A triumphant judo star was forced to put Commonwealth gold celebrations on hold after temporarily losing her medal.

Sarah Adlington holding the gold which temporarily went missing. Credit: Dominic Lipinski/PA

Sarah Adlington, who won the women's +78kg final said she initially thought one of her team mates was playing a joke on her but soon found out that no one was hiding it and the medal was missing.

The 27-year old said: "When we were getting back into the village we went through security so I put my medal in its box and put it through."

She added: "When I saw the box at the other end my medal wasn't in it but I thought someone was just messing about and having a little joke - it's the kind of thing I like to do so I expect it back to me."

When the penny finally dropped that she wasn't being pranked, Adlington went back to the athletes' security entrance and after a panicked search staff eventually found the medal stuck in the x-ray machine.

Adlington said: "It could've been there for days but lucky they found it and we're reunited. It just fell into some little space and wasn't easily visible."

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