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Jake Wightman eyes major medal after claiming 1500m bronze

Jake Wightman today vowed to hunt down a major championship medal after flying home from the Commonwealth Games with 1500 metres bronze.

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Chris O'Hare goes in the 1500m final

Chris O’Hare vows to run race of his life

Chris O’Hare vowed to get it right on the night in today’s 1500 metres final at the Commonwealth Games, despite sweating it out for a place on the start line.

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Jake Wightman looks back after his charge for a medal in the 800m final was not quite enough for a place on the podium

Commonwealth Games: Jake Wightman reflects on agony of finishing fourth

Jake Wightman today vowed to bounce back stronger from his greatest disappointment to date after he finished fourth in the 800 metres final at the Commonwealth Games.

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Maria Lyle celebrates on the podium

Maria Lyle completes full set with Games silver

Maria Lyle compelted the full set of para-medals with a silver in the Commonwealth T35 100m final.

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Jake Wightman finished second in his heat

Commonwealth Games: Jake Wightman takes inspiration from Seb Coe words

Jake Wightman today revealed he’s got the backing of track legend Seb Coe in a his bid to land a surprise 800 metres medal in the Commonwealth Games.

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Eilidh Doyle won her semi-final to progress to the final of the women's 400m hurdles. Picture: Getty Images

Commonwealth Games: Eilidh Doyle wins heat to reach 400m hurdles final

SCOTLAND’S most decorated athlete of all-time Eilidh Doyle made impressive progress to the final of the women’s 400m final as she won her semi-final.

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Allan Smith

Commonwealth Games: Allan Smith gets job done to reach high jump final

Allan Smith aced a do-or-die clearance before booking his spot in Wednesday’s high jump final at the Commonwealth Games.

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Jake Wightman

Commonwealh Games Jake Wightman hopes to make father lost for words

Jake Wightman can’t believe he’s gone half-way around the world but still has his father’s voice ringing in his ears as he prepares to enter the stage at the Commonwealth Games.

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Commonwealth Games: Team Scotland kick off opening ceremony

Team Scotland was the first nation out into the arena for the opening ceremony of the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Australia’s Gold Coast.

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How well do you remember the Games?

Quiz: How well do you remember the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games?

4 years have past since Glasgow hosted the Commonwealth Games.

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The Great Edinburgh Cross Country event attracted a world-class field, including Mo Farah and Laura Muir. Picture: Bill Murray/SNS

Great Run to move Edinburgh cross country showpiece event to Stirling

A deal has been struck to save January’s international cross-country event in Scotland, with organisers Great Run poised to agree a three-year deal to move the prestigious event to Stirling.

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Eilidh Doyle arrived by lifeboat as she was announced as Team Scotland flag bearer in Gold Coast. Pic: Jeff Holmes

Eilidh Doyle happy to ‘go under radar’ at 2018 games

Eilidh Doyle admits she’ll have pangs of pride when she carries out Scotland’s flag in Wednesday’s Opening Ceremony at the 2018 Commonwealth Games.

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Sir Mo Farah was one of several top athletes to compete at Holyrood Park

International cross-country switched from Edinburgh to Stirling

Edinburgh’s only major athletics event is officially leaving the Capital after it was revealed the annual international cross-country will switch to a new location in Scotland from 2019.

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Scottish cyclist Katie Archibald. Picture: Jeff Holmes

10 Scottish athletes poised to win medals at the Commonwealth Games

From the largest team ever to travel away, Scotland has a coterie of athletes ready and able to win medals and here are ten in a good position to shine on the Gold Coast, writes Moira Gordon

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Eilidh Doyle is named as Team Scotland's flag bearer for the 2018 Commonwealth Games opening ceremony in the Gold Coast, Australia. Picture; PA

Eilidh Doyle to be Scotland’s first female opening ceremony flag bearer

Eilidh Doyle has been named as Scotland’s flag bearer for Wednesday’s 2018 Commonwealth Games opening ceremony on Australia’s Gold Coast.

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Lynsey Sharp

Lynsey Sharp: I will relish Commonwealth Games atmosphere

Lynsey Sharp plans to soak up every second of her stint Down Under – and bring her second Commonwealth Games medal back to the Capital.

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Guy Learmonth

Guy Learmonth counts cost of missing out on Lottery funding

Guy Learmonth has revealed how missing out on Lottery funding has left him several thousands of pounds out of pocket but the Lasswade ace insists it’s made him even more determined to cash in at the Commonwealth Games.

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Chris O'Hare, left, and Jake Wightman, right, missed out on the podium. Pic: PA

O’Hare and Wightman vow to bounce back after 1500m disappointment

Chris O’Hare insists he’ll be back on track for the Commonwealth Games after the foot injury that left his world indoor hopes in shreds.

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Roger Bannister crossing the line as he completes the world's first four minute mile. Picture: PA

Roger Bannister, first to run sub-four minute mile, has died aged 88

Sir Roger Bannister, the first athlete to run a sub-four minute mile, has died aged 88 in Oxford, his family have said.

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