Live blog: Commonwealth Games 2014

The Scotsman reporting team will be filing live updates from Glasgow 2014.

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10:54am: Sir Bradley Wiggins makes his return to the track this morning in what he believes will be a three-way battle for gold in the team pursuit at the Commonwealth games.

Since winning the team and individual pursuits at the Beijing Olympics in 2008, Wiggins’ attention has been focused on road racing, but his next major aim is a Commonwealth gold followed by a fifth Olympic gold on the track at Rio 2016.

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He lines up alongside Ed Clancy, Steven Burke and Andy Tennant in the England team today as he aims to lay down a marker at the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome.

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10:52am: The gay kiss in the 2014 Games opening ceremony has been hailed as a snub to homophobia in Commonwealth countries which criminalise homosexuality.

Openly gay entertainer John Barrowman kissed a male “bride” at a mock Gretna Green during the Opening Ceremony at Celtic Park last night.

Forty two out of 53 Commonwealth countries represented at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow criminalise homosexuality in some way.

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The Queen arrives at Celtic Park. Picture: Getty
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Fans gather ahead of the opening ceremony. Picture: SNS