Your guide to the Commonwealth Games

6458129-low_res-The 2014 Commonwealth Games will be held in Glasgow, beginning with a spectacular opening ceremony on 23 July and closing, with equally impressive celebrations on 3 August. The 20th Games will be the largest multi-sport event ever held in Scotland. Here’s some of the highlights:

Day 1, Thursday 24 July  – AQUATICS (SWIMMING)

Look out for local hero Michael Jamieson in the 200m Breaststroke Final – the event he won Silver for at London 2012.

Day 2, Friday 25 July – BADMINTON

The fastest racket sport in the world! With shuttlecocks flying at 300km/h, it’s great fun for spectators.

Day 3, Saturday 26 July – JUDO

Competition will be particularly keen as the sport returns to the Games programme for the first time since Manchester 2002.

Day 4, Sunday 27 July – RUGBY SEVENS

Rugby Sevens is a fast and furious contest with high point-scoring, hard hits and heroic sprints. It takes two teams of seven men and gives them just 14 minutes to win the game.

Day 5, Monday 28 July – ATHLETICS (TRACK AND FIELD)

Here begins seven days of competition in the athletics disciplines of Track, Field and Marathon. World and Olympic champions will be among those competing across sprints, middle-distance, long-distance and field events, including events for Para-Sport athletes.

Day 6, Tuesday 29 July – CYCLING (MOUNTAIN BIKE)

There will be no shortage of thrills when some of the bravest mountain bike riders in the Commonwealth battle it out for Gold.

Day 7, Wednesday 30 July – GYMNASTICS

Wednesday sees the final for artistic gymnastics. Strength, grace and perfect execution will combine in the quest for Gold.

Day 8, Thursday 31 July – TABLE TENNIS

Watching competitive table tennis is incredible – such noise and speed!

Day 9, Friday 1 August – LAWN BOWLS

The finals of the Lawn Bowls will be held in Glasgow’s beautiful Kelvingrove Park.

Day 10, Saturday 2 August – AQUATICS (DIVING)

Watch out for Tom Daley in the Men’s 10m Platform working hard to hold on to his Gold from the last Commonwealth Games in Delhi.

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