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  • The 2014 Commonwealth Games (officially the XX Commonwealth Games) are being held in Glasgow, Scotland, from 23 July to 3 August 2014.
  • It is the largest multi-sport event ever held in Scotland with around 4,950 athletes from 71 different nations and territories competing in 17 different sports, although the country previously hosted the 1970 and 1986 Commonwealth Games in Edinburgh. Over the last 10 years, however, Glasgow and Scotland had staged World, Commonwealth, European, or British events in all 17 sports proposed for the 2014 Commonwealth Games, including the World Badminton Championships in 1997.
  • Scotland was the first country to consider hosting the 2014 Commonwealth Games in 2004, with Scottish cities being invited by the Commonwealth Games Council for Scotland to consider making a bid.
  • India started the Day 6 with a medal tally of 26 and 7th rank in the medal table at Commonwealth Games but it was India’s wrestlers in form of Sushil Kumar, Amit Kumar and teenager Vinesh that brought gold medal feast. The day 7 of Glasgow 2014 saw India add 11 medals (4 in wrestling, 5 in shooting and 2 in weightlifting). India are now placed at 6th with 27 medals (10 gold, 16 silver, 11 bronze).

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