LiveGlasgow 2014: Closing ceremony and Games review as it happened

Summary

  1. Glasgow Games declared closed after 11 days and 261 gold medals
  2. Kylie Minogue stars at an entertaining closing ceremony
  3. Wales' Frankie Jones, who won six medals, receives award for fair play and inspiration
  4. Wales' Thomas and England's Armitstead wins cycling golds on final day
  5. Squash - Australia win men's doubles gold - the last medal of Glasgow 2014
  6. England finish top of the medal table with 58 golds; Scotland 19; Wales 5; NI 2

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By Michael Emons and Mike Henson

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Thank you, Glasgow

Cameron Spencer

Unfortunately all great parties have to end at some time. And that time is now. The Commonwealth Games in Glasgow has been fantastic, but now it is over.

The baton has now been passed on to Gold Coast in Australia. The standard has been set, this is going to take some beating.

And that's also a goodbye from me. Thank you for joining us and for all of your comments and interaction. We hope you have enjoyed BBC Sport's coverage of the 2014 Commonwealth Games.

All that's left is for me to point you in the direction of the Commonwealth Games index, where you will see all the stories and best clips for your enjoyment. Goodbye.

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So this is how the medal table finished. Both England and Scotland won more gold medals and more medals overall than they had done at any previous Games. Wales also picked up more medals than ever before.

Day 11 round-up

Road cycling

Which all brings us on to today, the final day of the 2014 Commonwealth Games.

England were pipped for bronze in netball, but won the same colour medal in men's hockey. Peter Kennaugh made an attempt to lead from the front in the men's cycling road race before being caught at about 120km. Wales's Geraint Thomas was the man celebrating at the end as he won the fifth gold medal for his country.

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England's Lizzie Armitstead won the women's race. She said: "It's been fantastic, I've been so used to silvers so it's great to get a gold. Today was a fantastic platform for us to show what women's cycling is all about."

Nick Matthew missed out on a second squash gold medal, losing in the men's doubles final.

Day 10 round-up

Quotes of the Day

"I'm always here to have fun," said Usain Bolt, part of Jamaica's gold-medal winning 4x100m relay team. "It was just wonderful, although this new thing of selfies is taking up time.

"I came out here to do my best, and this is my first race back from injury so I'm very happy."

Most successful athletes

Blessing Okagbare (Nigeria, athletics)

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Day 10 round-up

Boxing

It was a great day for England in the boxing ring.

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They won five golds (Welterweight Scott Fitzgerald, middleweight Anthony Fowler, super-heavyweight Joe Joyce, Nicola Adams flyweight and Savannah Marshall middleweight).

Meanwhile, Scotland won two golds (Charlie Flynn (lightweight) and Josh Taylor (light-welterweight) with Northern Ireland picking up another two (Paddy Barnes light-flyweight and Michael Conlan Bantamweight).

Athletics

Steve Cram

BBC Sport athletics commentator

"There are people for whom this serious business. Usain Bolt is at a part of his career where it is about giving something back. He didn't have to come but he knows what he is in world sport. I hope it has refreshed his desire to still be a part of our sport."

Day 10 round-up

Athletics

Usain Bolt brought the Commonwealth Games athletics to a fitting finale in Glasgow as he anchored Jamaica to 4x100m relay gold and then partied with the thrilled Hampden crowd.

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Bolt took the baton for the final leg level with England's Danny Talbot and, despite it being only his second competitive outing of the season, accelerated away in classic style as Talbot hung on for silver.

Day 10 round-up

Headlines

Usain Bolt, Nicola Adams and Tom Daley won Commonwealth gold on a pulsating penultimate day of Glasgow 2014, as England ensured they will finish top of the medal table.

Team England hit medal target

England won more golds than Manchester 12 years ago and topped the medal table for the first time since 1986, the last time the Games were staged in Scotland.

Team England chef de mission Jan Paterson said: "Our aspiration was to put ourself back up the medal table, which we've done, and we are delighted with the style that we've done it.

"I am immensely proud of Team England, to come back after a disappointing time at the Dehli 2010 Commonwealth Games has been fantastic. We smashed our target.

"The average age of our athletes is 24 years old, so to have a young group that is well experienced should mean the future is bright for us."

'Bodes well for the future'

Louise Hazel

BBC Sport athletics expert on BBC Radio 5 live

"I'm really proud of how the home nations have performed and how we have pulled off hosting a major event, and it bodes well for the future."

Champagne Moment

Day nine round-up

Other headlines on day nine included:

Athletics - Australia's Sally Pearson wins hurdles gold; Lewis wins pole vault gold for England

Gymnastics - Claudia Fragapane wins fourth gold; Wilson and Purvis also win

Bowls - Scotland win golds in men's singles and fours

Victoria Pendleton

BBC Sport cycling expert on BBC Radio 5 live

"It was a fitting end to a wonderful Games."

Most successful athletes

Table tennis

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As well as being part of the successful women's team and doubles champions, Tianwei Feng also won gold in the women's singles.

Day nine round-up

Athletics

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One of the most emotional moments came on day nine from Scotland's Lynsey Sharp, who claimed silver in the women's 800m.

She had been on a hospital drip earlier that day after struggling with illness. At the closing ceremony, she told BBC Sport: "It's not sunk in yet, I've hardly spent any time on my own over the last 48 hours

"I remember before the games, a taxi driver said to me 'if you win a medal, it will change your life forever'. These Games have brought so much happiness and fun to the city."

Day nine round-up

Diving

Daley has had a great Games himself. On day nine he and team-mate James Denny won silver in the 10m event, while Jack Laugher and Chris Mears took 3m gold. Daley then went on to win 10m platform gold on day 10.

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The party continues

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Tom Daley is enjoying himself at the closing ceremony. England's diving gold medal winner said: "The whole Games has been amazing, and so friendly. It's nice to retain my title, but it's also been great seeing the younger divers coming through."

A great meteorological sound-bite from Kirani James, Grenada's 400m track gold medallist. "It's been an amazing experience. Scotland showed itself as true fans of athletics, and of the Commonwealth Games.

"Of course, you can't control the weather, you just have to deal with it. To be honest, the crowd cancel out the weather with the warmth of their support."

Top 20 clips of the Games

The most popular video clips from throughout the Games are..

1. 41-shot rally in men's team table tennis. Watch the clip here.

2. Malaysian diver Ahmad Azman 'falls flat on face'. Watch the clip here.

3. Barry McGuigan gaffe has Gary Lineker in stitches. Watch the clip here.

4. Grant Nel scores zero for dive after landing on back. Watch the clip here.

5. Awkward early entrance for England netballer. Watch the clip here.

And finally... Usain Bolt dances to Proclaimers hit. Watch the clip here.

Day eight round-up

Athletics

Baroness Grey-Thompson

11-time Paralympic champion on BBC Radio 5 live

"My moment of the Games has to be Dave Weir winning. He just made it look so easy. He is in the shape of his life. We have the European Championships in three weeks and we are expecting big things from him."

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Six-time Paralympic champion David Weir put in a majestic display to win his first Commonwealth Games gold medal in the men's T54 1500m.

The Englishman, 35, powered clear on the back straight to win in three minutes 21.67 seconds.

Day eight - round-up

Quotes of the Day

"I came off that line and my legs were gone, they were gone at that finishing line. I couldn't give any more. That's one of my best moments ever."

Scotland's Eilidh Child after finishing second in the Commonwealth Games 400m hurdles.

The 27-year-old Scot, who was eclipsed by race favourite Kaliese Spencer, won a silver medal.

Most successful athletes

Claudia Fragapane and Max Whitlock (England, gymnastics)

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Athletes on Twitter

Caitlin McClatchey

Scottish swimmer Caitlin McClatchey: Kylie!!! #closingceremony #Glasgow2014 #GoldCoast2018

Scottish rhythmic gymnast Rebecca Bee: "I want to be Kylie! So lucky to get right to the front with my team :)"

Day seven round-up

I don't believe it

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David Katoatau is always going to be a hero in Kiribati, a tiny group of islands approximately 2,000 miles north east of Australia.

His nation had never been on the podium, but his victory in the 105kg weightlifting competition saw him achieve that landmark. And he celebrated in style, by showing off his dancing moves. Good feet for a big man.

Top 20 clips of the Games

Some more video clips to enjoy

6. Usain Bolt's tongue-in-cheek rant at Gabby Logan. Watch the clip here.

7. Commonwealth Games moments: Jason Statham dives in 1990. Watch the clip here.

8. Uganda's Mike Sekabembe lands 'double punch'. Watch the clip here.

9. Nigerian triple jumper collides with officials. Watch the clip here.

10. Usain Bolt wins Glasgow 2014 4x100m relay gold with Jamaica. Watch the clip here.

Day seven round-up

Athletics

Greg Rutherford added Commonwealth long jump gold to his Olympic title on a strong day for England at Glasgow 2014.

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Rutherford, who won silver in Delhi four years ago, had an epidural injection in the build-up to make it to qualifying after pulling out of the Diamond League event here with injury.

But after his first round 8.12 metres was matched by South Africa's Zarck Visser, his championship pedigree told as he produced a third round 8.20m to snatch a lead that none of his rivals could threaten.

Day seven round-up

Gymnastics

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Claudia Fragapane leads an England 1-2-3 in the women's all-around gymnastics. A remarkable performance from the 16-year-old.

She scored 14.733 to win gold with a total of 56.132, just ahead of Ruby Harrold (55.232) and Hannah Whelan (54.699). Tears of joy all round in the England camp.

Change of outfit for Kylie

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"I'm pretty sure there's a few lovers in the audience tonight." Kylie gets to the point. She has now changed out of the 'saucy basque' (see 22:17) and is now wearing a short white skirt.

Can't Get You Out of My Head, one of her best known classics, is thrilling the crowd now.

Day six round-up

Swimming

There were even more swimming golds for British swimmers on day six, including for England's Ben Proud and Wales' Georgia Davies.

The view from Down Under

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Quentin Hull, of ABC Radio in Australia, tells BBC Radio 5 live's Mark Pougatch about how the games have gone down with the 2018 host nation.

"Its been judged as a pretty good games, we knew the strength of the home nations would be pretty good after London 2012. You have pumped a lot of money into sport like we did around Sydney 2000.

"But you've been wonderful hosts, as ever - two years ago it was magnificent in London and Glasgow has been the same, as it needed to be after the shambles of Delhi."

It's early Monday morning in Australia. Are they 'doing the Locomotion' too? Let's hope so.

Do the Locomotion

We have seen a host of records fall during this Commonwealth Games. We may have just witnessed another. I don't believe there has ever been as many athletes 'doing the Locomotion' as Kylie sings loudly. Another proud moment for the Games there.

Day six round-up

Athletics

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There was a bit of argy-bargy during the men's 800m as England's Andrew Osagie and Joe Thomas of Wales had a few cross words at the end of the third heat after the pair collide while desperately trying to grab the third qualifying place.

Osagie, who ended up on the track just after crossing the line and finishing third, ahead of Thomas in fourth, tells BBC One that he didn't do anything wrong.

"He shouted at me at the end saying 'what was I doing', but I was running as straight as I can," says Osagie. "There wasn't a gap there. A similar thing happened to me in the trials and that's why I had a problem with my hamstring as I got caught a couple of times then."

The stewards don't agree. Osagie is thrown out of the competition.

Day six round-up

I don't believe it

Kirsty Anderson

Nothing was going to come between Commonwealth and Olympic long jump champion Greg Rutherford and his fans in Glasgow - not even the stewards!

Rutherford went as far as dodging the best efforts of an official to usher him away in his attempts to "give back a little bit" back to supporters by signing autographs and posing for photos with them after qualifying for the final.

Among the lucky ones to secure a selfie with him after he had clinched his latest gold was Kirsty Anderson: "Gold for our boy, well deserved #gregrutherford #2014athletics #teamengland"

#bbcglasgow2014

Commonwelfies

Chris Hoy

What do you get when you cross the Commonwealth Games with a selfie? The answer, of course, is the #commonwelfie - the social media craze that swept Glasgow.

Perhaps the best of all was delivered by none other than Sir Chris Hoy who teamed up with fellow Commonwealth and Olympic great Ian Thorpe to produce the king of #commonwelfies: "Thanks to @IanThorpe and @Mel_Mclaughlin for having me on your show, great to meet you both! #commonwelfie"

It was an eventful stay in his native Scotland in the selfie-stakes for Hoy after he and his wife Sarra embarked on an eventful taxi journey: "Stopped at a set of traffic lights and a pedestrian opened the door jumped in and took a selfie."

Victoria Pendleton

BBC Sport cycling expert on BBC Radio 5 live

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BBC Radio 5 live's John Murray asked Victoria about what Kylie is wearing as she struts her stuff at Hampden...

"I would say its a basque - a corset or a basque, I'm not sure how to differentiate between the two. It's a bit saucy, isn't it?"

Day six round-up

Gymnastics

We mentioned the rise of Claudia Fragapane. Well day six was the start of an incredible Commonwealth Games for her.

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England's women emulated the achievement of their male team-mates by winning gold in the gymnastics team final at the Hydro Arena.

Rebecca Downie, Fragapane, Ruby Harrold, Hannah Whelan and Kelly Simm held off Australia to win, with Wales putting in a superb display for bronze.

There was also team gold for England as Louis Smith, Sam Oldham, Kristian Thomas, Max Whitlock and Nile Wilson won the men's title, but Oldham had to go for an MRI scan after falling heavily on his ankle midway through the competition.

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Most successful athletes

Emma McKeon (Australia, swimming)

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What a Commonwealth Games for Australian swimmer Emma McKeon. The 20-year-old won individual gold in the 200m freestyle, and was part of the gold-medal 4 x 100m freestyle, 4 x 200m freestyle and 4 x 100m medley relay teams. She also won bronze medals in the 100m freestyle and 100m butterfly finals.

Glasgow's 'standout' Games

Commonwealth Games Federation chief executive Mike Hooper has praised Glasgow 2014 as the "standout Games" in the movement's 84-year history.

"With the great spread of nations winning medals, the quality of performance from the athletes, the extraordinary success of the home nation, the wonderful crowd support and venues, the superb planning and management by the organising committee and that of the Games' partners, the buzz in the city, the friendliness, a legacy plan in place and the wonderful work of the Clyde-siders, these have been great Games," Hooper said.

"And in my view, they are the standout Games in the history of the movement."

So that's that

Before Kylie took to the stage, Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex was given a chance to address the crowd. This is what he said: "I call on all the athletes from the countries and territories of the Commonwealth to come together in Gold Coast, Queensland to celebrate the 21st Commonwealth Games in four years' time.

"Until then, I proclaim the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games closed."

Victoria Pendleton

BBC Sport cycling expert on BBC Radio 5 live

As Kylie belts out "Spinning around", Victoria is reminded of her cha-cha routine to this number on Strictly Come Dancing in 2012...

"Oh no - I don't have to sing along or dance to this do I?"

Baroness Grey-Thompson

11-time Paralympic champion and BBC Sport expert on 5 live

"I went to every closing ceremony I could, its a nice chance to see your mates from other countries. This has been a great party, and even at the opening ceremony I've never seen athletes happier to be there."

Day five round-up

Athletics

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Kemar Bailey-Cole came arrowing through the centre of the field from the halfway point to win the showpiece event, the men's 100m. A clear winner, but the eye was drawn to the battle behind him where a stooping Adam Gemili snatched second for England as a perfect response to Michael Johnson's criticism from the previous day.

Kylie is on

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It is the moment the athletes have been waiting for. As Kylie Minogue gets the crowd dancing.

Day five round-up

Swimming

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Jazz Carlin, 23, punches the air as she realises she is Commonwealth champion. New Zealand's Lauren Boyle got silver while Canada's Brittany Maclean was third. It had been a quiet opening four days for Wales, but the Welsh dragon was roaring on day five. Carlin's time was a Games record 8.18.11.

Elsewhere, Ollie Hynd completed a clean sweep of titles in the SM8 200m category with a superb victory to win England's first Para-swimming gold of Glasgow 2014.

The 19-year-old who is the Paralympic, World and European champion in the event, clocked two minutes 22.86 seconds.

Sophie Taylor clinched another gold in the pool for England as the 18-year-old produced a strong finish to win the 100m breaststroke final.

Day five round-up

Quotes of the Day

England's Nick Matthew reveals an unusual approach as he wins gold in the men's singles squash competition.

"My coach told me just to hack it to the back, to resort to old-fashioned caveman squash, and that's what I did," said Matthew, while thumping his hands against his chest and eating a raw piece of meat.

Day five round-up

Squash

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Nick Matthew won an all-English final as he beat James Willstrop in the men's singles squash final.

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Athletes on Twitter

David Dixon Award winner and Commonwealth rhythmic gymnastics gold medallist Francesca Jones: "Feel like the luckiest girl alive this week. Unimaginable #honoured"

Victoria Pendleton

BBC Sport cycling expert on BBC Radio 5 live

"I've been to Gold Coast, it's lovely and I would definitely recommend it."

I bet travel agents are going to be doing a roaring trade to that part of Australia soon.

Badminton

Gail Emms

BBC Sport badminton expert on BBC Radio 5 live

"I loved closing ceremonies, it's that release because you've had all the nerves and being in training camps, but then you can drown your sorrows and party."

Most successful athletes

Swimming

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With all of this talk of Australia, let's highlight two of their best performers - and they came from the same family.

Cate and Bronte Campbell won eight medals between them, with Cate collecting three golds, one more than sister Bronte.

In the women's 100m freestyle final on Monday, Cate won gold and Bronte claimed silver. But there was no animosity or jealousy.

Instead the siblings were screaming in celebration together and holding hands at the end. Definitely one for the Campbell family album.

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Pearson extends an invitation

Back at Hampden Park... Australia's Sally Pearson, reigning women's Commonwealth 100m hurdles champion says: "The Gold Coast is where I live and train and in 2018 it will provide athletes and spectators with world-class sporting and recreational facilities.

"Set against the spectacular backdrop of the Gold Coast and Queensland, friends will be made, records will be broken so come on down. It's where Australia shines."

Day five round-up

Athletics

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England's Dan Greaves showed his strength to become men's F42/44 discus champion after throwing a best of 59.21m in the third round.

Later on the track, Libby Clegg won Scotland's first athletics gold with a season's best time of 12.20 seconds in the Para-sport T11/12 100m.

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Glasgow 2014 on BBC Radio 5 live

BBC Radio 5 live

Here's a selection of the best from BBC Radio 5 live during the Games:

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England lost to New Zealand in the last second of the netball semi-final, and Tracy Neville, sister of footballers Gary & Phil, could not hide her frustration at the result.

Scotland's Charlie Flynn, a 20-year-old postman, won boxing gold in the lightweight category and was in exuberant form afterwards.

Laura Weightman won silver in the 1500m, and her mum told BBC Radio 5 live her athlete daughter is more than a bit partial to battered sausage and chips.

Lynsey Sharp's silver in the 800m was one of the most emotional moments of the games, and she revealed how surgery, plus sickness the night before the final were not going to stop her.

Top 20 clips of the Games

Here are some more of those great video clips to watch

11. Usain Bolt guides Jamaica into Glasgow 2014 4x100m final. Watch the clip here.

12. Andrew Osagie disqualified from men's 800m. Watch the clip here.

13. 'Extraordinary' 59-shot rally in badminton final. Watch the clip here.

14. Adam Gemili claims men's 100m silver. Watch the clip here.

15. Claudia Fragapane makes it four gold medals. Watch the clip here.

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Lee McKenzie

BBC reporter Lee McKenzie: "Don't even try this unless you've won a gold!#@Euan_Burton: May the force be with you!!"

Glasgow 2014 in numbers

Almost 3.5m people passed through the city's Central Station

More than 50,000 cuddly Clyde Mascots were sold

1.2m tickets were sold

171,000 people attended the Rugby Sevens - a record for the sport

15,000 Clydesiders volunteered at the Games

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Australian singer Jessica Mauboy: "On behalf of my people - the Kuku Yalanji from the North Queensland, and on behalf of all Australians, I say Jingeri - which means G'day and Welcome to Yagambeh - Aboriginal language of the Gold Coast.

"Here in Glasgow the sun is setting on these games. But 16,000 kilometres away on the other side of the world, the sun is rising on one of the world's most beautiful coastlines. It's a place where you can feel the sun on your face and the breeze at your back, where the sounds of the ocean and the scent of the rainforest merge.

"A city of sandcastles and skyscrapers, where the surf meets the sky you'll find the Gold Coast, Queensland."

To be fair, it does sound great.

Everyone loves the Gold Coast

The tourist board for the Gold Coast must be loving what is going on at the moment. A host of residents have appeared, one by one, saying how much they love their home.

The line that gets me is 'they have 300 days of sunshine'. That's just showing off. Glasgow had about three sunny days during the event.

Day five round-up

Quotes of the day

England's Nick Matthew reveals an unusual approach as he wins gold in the men's singles squash competition.

"My coach told me just to hack it to the back, to resort to old-fashioned caveman squash, and that's what I did," said Matthew, while thumping his hands against his chest and eating a raw piece of meat.