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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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'Super Saturday' champion Rutherford leaps for gold

Olympic long jump champion Greg Rutherford will leap for the top of the podium at the Commonwealth Games today as he attempts to match his feats from the London Olympics.

The British athlete, alongside Mo Farah and Jessica Ennis-Hill, secured "Super Saturday" gold medals two years ago, in an unforgettable evening of athletics for Great Britain.

But Rutherford is the only one of the trio competing at the Glasgow Games after Farah pulled out due to illness and Ennis-Hill stepped away from the sport to give birth to her son Reggie.

England's Greg Rutherford during qualifying for the Men's Long Jump at Hampden Park, during the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. Credit: PA

Rutherford was in fine form yesterday when his 8.05m jump reached the final, despite having his sleep disturbed in the athletes' village by noisy competitors last week.

He tweeted his frustration on Saturday, saying: "Being in an athletes village is great until the ignorant athletes make more noise than a herd of elephants startled in a china shop."

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