Robin Scott-Elliot

Robin Scott-Elliot is a Sports News Correspondent for The Independent.

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Commonwealth Games 2014: Ten stars to watch for the Rio 2016 Olympics

The Games confirmed that there is British talent aplenty, from exciting new names such as Adam Peaty to more established ones like Bradley Wiggins. Robin Scott-Elliot lists just some who have a glint of gold about them for Brazil

Commonwealth Games 2014: Tom Daley's new start on the road to Rio 2016

Diver secures his first significant success since London 2012 with 10m gold
Street fighters (from left to right) England’s Alex Dowsett, Manxman Peter Kennaugh and veteran Scot David Millar will do battle around Glasgow’s roads

Commonwealth Games 2014: Young guns fired up but David Millar is still force to fear

The men’s cycling road race which concludes the action in Glasgow promises thrills and spills aplenty, with the winner difficult to call

Max Whitlock reached new heights at the Commonwealth Games and now turns his attentions to Nanning in October

Commonwealth Games 2014: Britain’s best ready to take on the world

Whitlock and Fragapane lead new generation of elite gymnasts

Jack Laugher and Chris Mears on their way to gold in the three-metres springboard yesterday

Commonwealth Games 2014: Tom Daley and James Denny save best for last to claim silver

Laugher and Mears are in perfect harmony for gold

Jamaica’s Usain Bolt in action

Commonwealth Games 2014: It’s love at first sight as Usain Bolt enters the fray

They love a pantomime in Glasgow. This Christmas it’s the Krankies and John Barrowman in Cinderella at the SECC but Christmas has come early for the city this past few weeks and they have had a panto to  go with it.

The players posing in their football kit the day they were enlisted

Hearts, the team that went to war for Britain

Heart of Midlothian started the 1914-1915 season with a 2-0 victory over Celtic after giving their all. The players went on to give even more on a foreign field, many sacrificing their lives for King and country

Eilidh Child embarks on a lap of honour after coming second in the 400m hurdles

Commonwealth Games 2014: Eilidh Child comes of age as silver in 400 metres hurdles suffices for Glasgow poster girl

There was no 'Liz McColgan moment' but Child did not let the occasion get the better of her

Daniel Keatings celebrates his success in the pommel horse

Commonwealth Games 2014: Scotland’s Daniel Keatings pips England's gymnastics pair in the pommel horse

Louis Smith and Max Whitlock were favourites for the event

David Millar is determined to deliver a medal or two as he prepares to pull on the Scotland shirt once again

Commonwealth Games 2014: David Millar ready to serve up gold for his beloved Scotland in the end

The host nation did so much for cyclist after his doping nightmare, now he wants to pay them back with Games success

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