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The XXth Commonwealth Games Now Open

Anna Meares at Celtic Park Stadium. Pic from Bloo Roo News
Anna Meares at Celtic Park Stadium. Pic from Bloo Roo News

The Australian team has proudly marched in to the XXth Commonwealth Games in Glasbow for the official opening,  led by cycling great Anna Meares.

“It was just amazing . . . to see the look on all the faces  was something I will never forget,” Meares said afterwards.

“I may only stand 1.5m, but I felt 2 metres tall – I couldn’t  sleep last night just thinking about it. I was so excited. I have been pumped all day.“

(Chef de Mission) Steve Moneghetti has been so supportive to ensure I could carry the flag and still get back into the Village to prepare for my event.

Representatives of the six regions, including Ian Thorpe, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Kip Keino, carried the Commonwealth Games Federation flag into the stadium.  The Queen’s Baton was brought into the stadium Jamaican schoolgirl Jenica Sterling, passed via Scottish sports volunteers to retired cycling legend Sir Chris Hoy, and then to the Queen, who declared the XXth Commonwealth Games open.

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