Sport on TV: Commonwealth Games - Building the future to get Glasgow back on track

At the start of Commonwealth City (BBC Scotland, Monday) we see a lad cycling backwards while drinking a can of beer. In this three-part series about the impact of the Commonwealth Games on Dalmarnock in the deprived East End of Glasgow, should we assume this is a new sport being showcased in the Games? Another teenager describes the area as a “decrepit shithole”, then sprints off at an impressive speed. Clearly he has a talent for running away.

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