Robin Scott-Elliot

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

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Joanna Rowsell of England celebrates winning gold after the Women's 3000 metres Individual Pursuit final at Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome

Commonwealth Games 2014: Joanna Rowsell races out of the shadow of her team-mates to take pursuit gold in the velodrome

England’s Rowsell sets gold standard as Kenny is forced to settle for silver

Scotland’s Ross Murdoch reacts in disbelief to his victory in the 200m breaststroke

Commonwealth Games 2014: Ross Murdoch and Hannah Miley steal Michael Jamieson’s thunder in the pool

The poster boy of Glasgow 2014 arrived here as the fastest man in the world this year only for his form to desert him when he needed it most

Jade Clarke shares training facilities with the Canterbury Crusaders at her club in New Zealand

Commonwealth Games 2014: Clarke on a crusade for English gold after swapping training tips with All Blacks

Clarke is eyeing a ground-breaking English gold medal on Scottish soil

Robbie Renwick claimed Scotland’s first gold of the Delhi Games four years ago

Commonwealth Games 2014: Hannah Miley, Robbie Renwick and Michael Jamieson can give hosts a flying start in the pool

Scottish swimmers hope that the 'first night is going to be electric'

Sir Bradley Wiggins in contemplative mood during training this week

Commonwealth Games 2014: Sir Bradley Wiggins goes back to the track hoping to resurrect his future

The bell is beginning  to toll on his career and he needs to find a way  to ring it out on a high

Commonwealth Games 2014: Ten world stars to light up Glasgow

Some of the greats from the 2012 Olympics are back in Britain while new names are ready to shine. Robin Scott-Elliot assesses who to watch for

England’s team pursuit squad, including Bradley Wiggins, train in the Chris Hoy Velodrome in Glasgow in preparation for the Commonwealth Games

Commonwealth Games 2014: It ain’t London 2012, but Glasgow aims to go ‘with a roar’

Organisers promise ‘best ever’ Games while Brits ponder prospect of racing team-mates

Katie Archibald could win cycling medals on road and track for Scotland

Commonwealth Games 2014: Mo Farah, Adam Gemili and 13 other home hopes to watch in Glasgow

We pick out the athletes from the United Kingdom to keep an eye on over the next fortnight

Commonwealth Games 2014: Day-by-day guide to the highlights in Glasgow

Every event worth watching, including Mo Farah and Usain Bolt

Katarina Johnson-Thompson

Commonwealth Games 2014: Katarina Johnson-Thompson will not take part in Glasgow

The heptathlete has a foot injury, leaving her 'absolutely devastated'

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With only six per cent of the US population of these amazing big cats held in zoos, the Zanesville incident in 2011 was inevitable
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How Samuel Beckett became a French Resistance spy

As this year's Samuel Beckett festival opens in Enniskillen, James Knowlson, recalls how the Irish writer risked his life for liberty and narrowly escaped capture by the Gestapo
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We will remember them

Relatives still honour those who fought in the Great War
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Kodak's last-ditch bid to keep celluloid alive

Director J J Abrams and a few digital refuseniks shoot movies on film. Simon Usborne wonders what the fuss is about
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Acting in video games gets a makeover

David Crookes meets two of the genre's most popular voices
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Could smartphones soon be diagnosing diseases?

Health Kit and Google Fit have been described as "the beginning of a health revolution"
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Can we learn to love Ryanair again?

Four recent travellers give their verdicts on the carrier's improved customer service
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Spanx launches range of jeans

The jeans come in two styles, multiple cuts and three washes and will go on sale in the UK in October
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Aural pleasure: 10 best over-ear headphones

Listen to your favourite tracks with this selection, offering everything from lambskin earmuffs to stainless steel
Commonwealth Games 2014: David Millar ready to serve up gold for his beloved Scotland in the end

Commonwealth Games

David Millar ready to serve up gold for his beloved Scotland in the end
UCI Mountain Bike World Cup 2014: Downhill all the way to the top for the Atherton siblings

UCI Mountain Bike World Cup

Downhill all the way to the top for the Atherton siblings
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The animals bred for bones on China’s tiger farms

The big cats kept in captivity to perform for paying audiences and then, when dead, their bodies used to fortify wine
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A former custard factory, a Midlands bog and a Leeds cemetery

Introducing the top 50 hidden spots in Britain
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Ebola epidemic: Plagued by fear

How a disease that has claimed fewer than 2,000 victims in its history has earned a place in the darkest corner of the public's imagination
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From 'Parks and Recreation' to 'Guardians of the Galaxy'

He was homeless in Hawaii when he got his big break. Now the comic actor Chris Pratt is Hollywood's new favourite action star