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Olympic champions Bolt, Farah, Wiggins in quest for Commonwealth Games gold

Published on Jul 20, 2014 9:15 AM
 
British athlete Mo Farah poses for pictures on the red carpet upon arrival for the BAFTA TV awards in London on May 18, 2014. Olympic champions Usain Bolt, Mo Farah and Bradley Wiggins headline a host of star names hoping to bury injury problems and selection snubs to strike gold at the Commonwealth Games. -- PHOTO: AFP

GLASGOW (AFP) - Olympic champions Usain Bolt, Mo Farah and Bradley Wiggins headline a host of star names hoping to bury injury problems and selection snubs to strike gold at the Commonwealth Games.

The biggest ever multi-sport event to take place in Scotland will see 4,500 athletes from 71 nations take part across 18 sports.

A total of 261 medal events will take place across the 11 days of competition, including the highest ever number of para-sport events with 22 gold medals up for grabs across five sports.

The 20th edition of the Games will be officially opened by Queen Elizabeth II on Wednesday with a ceremony at Celtic Park.

 
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