“The best ever’ Commonwealth Games end: Sri Lanka among top 30 (Video/Photos)


The Glasgow Commonwealth Games were hailed as “the best ever” as the eleven-day showpiece came to an emotional conclusion inside Hampden Park on Sunday.

Over the last eleven days the city has rolled out the carpet to thousands of athletes, officials and visitors from 71 countries and hosted a fun filled festival of sport and culture on a scale that the city has never seen before.

England started the day already assured of top spot in the medals table for the first time since 1986, dethroning Australia. By the end of Sunday’s action, with just 11 more titles to be decided, England had captured 174 medals of which 58 were gold.

Australia finished on a total of 137 with 49 gold. Canada finished third on the list with a total of 82 medals with 32 of them being Gold.

The host nation Scotland stood at the fourth position, while India was at the fifth Sri Lanka stood at the 29th place.

Mayor of the City of Gold Coast, Australia, handed over the Commonwealth Games Federation‘s flag to Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation Chairman Nigel Chamier, during the closing ceremony of the 2014 Commonwealth Games at Hampden Park in Glasgow, Scotland.