Hailed as the best in the history of the event, the 2014 Commonwealth games in Glasgow, Scotland were brought to a close at Hampden Park on Sunday.

The event held from 23 July to 3 August closed out with a colourful closing ceremony that had Australian singer Kylie Minogue perform, along with Scottish pop band Deacon Blue and over 2,000 volunteers.

A total of 17 sports were contested throughout the successful event with Commonwealth Games Chief executive Mike Hopper remarking at the end that they were the standout Games in the history of the movement.

England finished top of the medal table for the first time in 28 years, having scooped 58 gold, and 174 medals in total. Hosts Scotland completed fourth overall with a record haul of 19 gold and 53 medals while Australia and Canada secured second and third positions at totals of 137 and 82 respectively.

Uganda finished 18th on the medal table out of 71 participating nations. A gold medal from Moses Kispiro in the men’s 10,000m , Bronze from Winnie Nanyondo and Abraham Kiplimo in the women’s 800m and Marathon respectively made a total of three from Athletics.

Mike Ssekambe and Fazil Juma Kaggwa won two bronze medals after reaching the boxing semifinals where both lost their bouts. Overall Uganda garnered five medals, one gold and four bronze.

The Gold Coast, a coastal city in southeastern Queensland on the east coast of Australia will host the 2018 Commonwealth Games.

Deputy Editor at Kawowo Sports. He is an aspiring Sport Psychologist.

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