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

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England’s gold medallists Sophie Thornhill and Helen Scott pose on the podium after winning the B2 tandem track cycling event during the Commonwealth Games
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England’s Serena Guthrie (above left) and Jamaica’s Khadijah Williams compete for the ball in the bronze medal match
Usain Bolt powers forward in the delay
The Adcocks celebrate their gold triumph
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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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