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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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Glasgow 2014 official: Bolt row doesn't damage Games

Commonwealth Games officials have insisted comments reportedly made about the event by Usain Bolt have not damaged Glasgow 2014.

Bolt was reported to have said the "Olympics were better". Credit: Martin Rickett/PA Wire

Games Federation chief executive Mike Hooper said that the games have gone "fantastically" and have not suffered from the comments "in any way".

Bolt was quick to declare the Games as "awesome" yesterday, just 24 hours after the Times claimed he had called them "a bit s***".

Mr Bolt made his position very, very clear yesterday. I don't believe it's in any way damaged the Games. This is a fantastic event, it has gone fantastically.

The man has made his position very clear. As far as we're concerned that's the end of the matter.

– Mike Hooper, Games Federation chief executive

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