Guide to the games
WEDNESDAY JULY 23 - opening ceremony starts at 2014 and features 3,000 cast members and 4,5000 athletes from the 71 competing nations.
THURSDAY JULY 24 - England’s Brownlee brothers Alistair and Jonny start as hot favourites in the men’s triathlon, the first medals on offer at Glasgow 2014, while Sir Bradley Wiggins makes his sole appearance in the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome in the men’s team pursuit and Scotland’s swimming gold medal hot favourite Michael Jamieson goes in the men’s 200m breaststroke.
FRIDAY JULY 25: England’s world champion Joanna Rowsell is expected to pip Scotland’s Katie Archibald in track cycling’s women’s individual pursuit. Seventeen-year-old skeet shooter Amber Hill also goes for gold for England.
SATURDAY JULY 26: It’s a big day for weightlifting with England’s Zoe Smith going head to head with Wales’ double Commonwealth gold medallist Michaela Breeze in the women’s -58kg category. Scotland’s opening ceremony flag bearer Euan Burton is in the men’s -100kg judo and his wife, England’s Gemma Gibbons, is also in action in the women’s -78kg.
SUNDAY JULY 27: England’s Mo Farah, a double Olympic champion at London 2012, has not confirmed which events he will compete in but is likely to kick off his Commonwealth campaign with the 5000m. Northern Ireland’s big cycling hope is world champion Martyn Irvine, who goes in the Scratch Race.
MONDAY JULY 28: Women’s boxing makes its debut with England’s Nicola Adams bidding to add to her Olympic gold. England’s reigning world squash champions Nick Matthew and Laura Massaro are expected to figure in their respective finals.
TUESDAY JULY 29: The team gymnastics finals could throw up an intriguing duel between Louis Smith’s England and a Scotland team inspired by Daniel Keatings.
WEDNESDAY JULY 30: Nicola Adams could be back in action in the women’s flyweight boxing quarter-finals, while Scotland and England clash in the women’s hockey preliminaries.
THURSDAY JULY 31: Olympic Great Britain gymastics team-mates Louis Smith, Max Whitlock and Daniel Keatings go head-to-head in the individual apparatus finals. David Weir goes in the men’s T54 1500m and Scotland’s Eilidh Child could provide a host nation memorable moment in the women’s 400m hurdles.
FRIDAY AUGUST 1: Mo Farah could be back on the Hampden Park track bidding for more glory in the men’s 10000m
SATURDAY AUGUST 2: Tom Daley goes in his signature men’s 10m platform event while the final night of athletics sees Jamaican sprint superstar Usain Bolt grace the Games in the men’s 4x100m relay.
SUNDAY AUGUST 3: With no Sir Bradley Wiggins nor Mark Cavendish, the men’s cycling road race could be a straight shoot-out between Scot David Millar and Welshman Geraint Thomas.