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Kylie performs during the 2014 Commonwealth Games Closing Ceremony at Hampden Park, Glasgow

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The Commonwealth Games were piped out in Glasgow last night

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Commonwealth Games 2014: Show stopper Usain Bolt takes giant strides to win 4x100m relay final

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Commonwealth Games 2014: Phillips Idowu shows no sign of returning to his best

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