Athletes from the West Country are strongly represented as the Commonwealth Games gets underway in Australia's Gold Coast today.

Swimmer Jazz Carlin from Swindon carried the Welsh flag in the opening ceremony, with Bath based Eilidh Doyle bearing the Scottish flag.

Jazz Carlin bore the Welsh flag in the opening ceremony. Credit: PA
  • Who are the West Country's main contenders?

Alongside Carlin and track star Doyle, there are many athletes from the region going for gold in Australia, including:

  • How long will the games last?

The 2018 games end on April 15th.

You can find the full schedule on the Commonwealth Games 2018 website.

Track star Eilidh Doyle carried the Scottish flag in today's ceremony. Credit: PA