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Kinky boots: Kylie Minogue takes Glasgow by storm

Last updated on: August 04, 2014 16:02 IST

Kinky boots: Kylie Minogue takes Glasgow by storm

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The crowd was left mesmerised by pop icon Kylie Minogue's performance at the closing ceremony of the 2014 Commonwealth Games, which formally concluded with a spectacular show at Hampden Park, in Glasgow, on Sunday.

More than 2,000 performers, including Australian singer Minogue, Scottish singer Lulu and Scottish pop band Deacon Blue, brought the curtain down on what has been praised as the 'best Games ever'.

The celebrations came to an end with a finale of fireworks.

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Image: Singer Kylie Minogue performs during the closing ceremony
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'Serious lightening' Bolt has a funny bone, too!

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After English television presenter Gabby Logan remarked that Glasgow 2014 did not need Usain Bolt or Yohan Blake to have a good time, Bolt returned the favour by furnishing a sassy retort.

While lauding Jamaica's victory in the 4x100 relay race in Glasgow, Logan had remarked earlier that nobody had even mentioned Bolt or Blake words.

She only asked who needed them to have a good party there?

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Image: Usain Bolt of Jamaica greets fans as he celebrates winning gold in the Men's 4x100 metres relay final at Hampden Park on Day 10 of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games
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'Serious lightning' Bolt has a funny bone, too!

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The world's fastest man delivered his reply the next day after he helped his country to register an entry into the event.

Bolt began by repeating Logan's words, looked into the camera directly and said that he is a fun person who loves to have fun. He then got up and danced before the camera, smiled and went away, reported The Daily Star.

Logan then had to retract her statement by saying that one could only do OK without Bolt but now that he is here, one can obviously do better.

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Image: Jamaica's Usain Bolt kisses a woman in the stands after Jamaica won the men's 4x100m relay final
Photographs: Phil Noble/Reuters

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Praises heaped on volunteers, athletes

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Praises have reportedly been heaped on the people of Glasgow, as well as volunteers, crowds and athletes after a 'fantastic' 2014 Commonwealth Games.

Team Scotland's boss said that the Scottish athletes had exceeded expectations and galvanised the country.

First Minister Alex Salmond also praised those who helped to deliver the best and friendliest Commonwealth Games ever.

Salmond said that tens of thousands of visitors had been made to feel at home during the Games, with Scotland extending the warmest of welcomes, The BBC reported.

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Image: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, is fanned in the heat of Tollcross Swimming Centre by Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, and a Games volunteer as they watch the swimming
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India to punish arrested officials if misbehaviour proved

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Action will be taken against two Indian officials if reports of their misbehaviour on the sidelines of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow are proved, Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal said on Sunday.

Local media reported a top official of the Indian Olympic Association and a wrestling referee were arrested in Glasgow in separate incidents and would appear in court on Monday.

The IOA official has been charged with drink driving while the referee has been accused of assault, television channels said, adding the officials were not part of the Indian contingent in Glasgow.

"If whatever the media have reported so far is right, definitely our ministry will take appropriate action in this regard," Sports Minister Sonowal told reporters.

IOA president N Ramachandran said he is waiting for a detailed report before commenting on the issue.


Image: A general view of the ball and the net during the men's team table tennis match at the Commonwealth Games (image used for representation purpose only)
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