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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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Security staff 'sacked for taking selfie' with Usain Bolt

Two Commonwealth Games security guards have been sacked after taking "selfies" with the world's fastest man Usain Bolt, the Evening Standard has reported.

Security guards approached the Jamaican sprinter for a photograph earlier this week while he was training at a venue known as Lesser Hampden, it was claimed.

One volunteer from Hampden Park told the paper: “The [supervisor] was saying we shouldn’t be doing that with our mobile phones."

“Everyone was taking photographs of him but these two guys got punted [sacked].”

Jamaica's Usain Bolt watches the netball match between Jamaica and New Zealand at the SECC, during the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. Credit: PA

The sports star is not believed to have played any role in the guards' dismissal.

A statement released by Glasgow 2014 said: "Sword Security can confirm three members of contract security staff have been removed from roles at Glasgow 2014's training facilities at Lesser Hampden after breaching conditions of their employment.

"All three are still employed by the company but are no longer working at Glasgow 2014. Sword Security's policies are designed to ensure the privacy of athletes is fully respected in the lead-up to and during competition."

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