Commonwealth Games 2014 schedule: Day one timetable - featuring Sir Bradley Wiggins, Michael Jamieson and Alistair and Jonny Brownlee

A look at the timetable on the opening day of competition at Glasgow 2014

The Commonwealth Games are taking place in Glasgow, running from Wednesday 23 July (which features the opening ceremony) through to Sunday 3 August. Here, we guide you through every day and pick out the events you won't want to miss.

Thursday 24 July

All eyes will be on the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome as Sir Bradley Wiggins returns to track action in the men's 4000m team pursuit. The multiple-time Olympic champion returns from his spell in road racing that saw him land the 2012 Tour de France, and he teams up with Olympic team pursuit champion in 2008 and 2012 Ed Clancy in the quest for his first Commonwealth gold.

The Brownlee brothers Alistair and Jonny go for gold in the triathlon at Strathclyde Country Park, and the former is tipped as the favourite after he finally overcame injuries that have blighted his performance over the past two years.

Hometown hero Michael Jamieson is targeting a new world record as well as gold if, as expected, he reaches the 200m breastsroke final. The 2012 silver medalist is billed as the poster boy of the Glasgow Games, but will face stiff competition from Australian Christian Sprengler.

 

Full Schedule:

Badminton:
0900-2230 Team preliminaries

Cycling track
1100-1345 Qualifiers. Men Sprint qualifying, first round and repechages, 4000m team pursuit. Women Para-sport sprint B tandem. Semi-finals. Women Para-sport sprint B tandem.

1600-1845 Qualifiers. Men Team sprint. Finals. Men 4000m team pursuit, team sprint. Finals. Women Para-sport sprint B2 tandem, 500m time trial.

Gymnastics Rhythmic

1200-1530 Team final and indv qualification.

1800-2130 Team final and indv qualification.

Hockey

0900–1230 Preliminaries. Women Australia v Malaysia, England v Wales.

1400–1730 Preliminaries. Women South Africa v Trinidad and Tobago, India v Canada.

1900–2230 Preliminaries. Men England v Trinidad and Tobago, New Zealand v Canada.

Judo

1000-1600 Preliminaries, quarter-finals, semi-finals and repechage. Men -60kg, -66kg. Women -48kg, -52kg, -57kg.

1800–2045 Finals. Men -60kg, -66kg. Women -48kg, -52kg, -57kg.

Lawn bowls
 

Para-sport mixed pairs B2/B3 round 1.
1545–2100 Men Pairs round 2. triples round 2. Women Singles round 2, fours round 2.

Para-sport mixed pairs B2/B3 round 2.

Netball

1130-1500 Preliminaries. Malawi v Northern Ireland, Australia v Wales.

1700–2030 Preliminaries. Trinidad and Tobago v Barbados, Saint Lucia v Jamaica.

Squash

1100-1500 Men Singles round of 64.

1630–2100 Men Singles round of 32. Women Singles round of 32.

Swimming

1030-1230 Heats. Men Para-sport 100m freestyle S9, 400m freestyle, 100m backstroke, 200m breaststroke, 50m butterfly. Women 200m freestyle, 50m breaststroke, 100m butterfly, 400m individual medley, 4 x 100m freestyle relay.

1900-2100 Semi-finals. Men 100m backstroke, 50m butterfly. Women 50m breaststroke, 100m butterfly. Finals. Men Para-sport 100m freestyle S9, 400m freestyle, 200m breaststroke.

Women 200m freestyle, 400m individual medley, 4 x 100m freestyle relay.

Table tennis

0930-1430. Preliminaries. Men team. Women team.

1600-2100 Preliminaries. Men team. Women team.

Triathlon

1100-1800 Men individual final. Women individual final.

Weightlifting

1000-1200 Preliminaries. Men 56kg Group B.

1530–1800 Finals. Women 48kg Group A.

1930–2200 Finals. Men 56kg Group A.

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