Olympic champions Bolt, Farah, Wiggins in quest for Commonwealth Games gold
Published on Jul 20, 2014 9:15 AM
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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