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Commonwealth Games 2014

The 20th Commonwealth Games have officially opened in Glasgow, and we have been to meet a few of our region's sporting hopefuls. Follow this story for all the latest on how our athletes are getting on at the games.

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Longtown badminton star reveals her inspiration

Lauren Smith has revealed she was inspired to compete in the Commonwealth Games 12 years ago in Manchester. The 22-year-old from Longtown started playing badminton when she was seven and got an autographed picture of the team at the 2002 Games. She now hopes inspire others after winning two medals at Glasgow 2014.

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