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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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Queen to formally open Commonwealth Games

The Queen, as head of the Commonwealth, is to formally open the Games in Glasgow today. The spectacle is said to be by organisers, as the most prestigious live event in Scotland.

Queen Elizabeth to formally open Commonwealth Games Credit: PA

Michael Cavanagh, the Commonwealth Games Scotland chairman, said:

What we are about to deliver in Glasgow, I think, will be the best ever Commonwealth Games, for sure.

We have learned from Manchester and particularly London 2012, but we are ready to deliver something spectacular.

– Michael Cavanagh, Commonwealth Games Scotland chairman

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