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    Kiribati show Team HM the way forward

    Take a bow David Katoatau. The big man from the tiny Pacific Island of Kiribati lifted their first ever Commonwealth Games medal by grabbing gold in the men's 105kg weightlifting competition. As he danced off stage (worth a look on iPlayer) you could see what it meant to him and his supporters.

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    Go Sammi! Go Sammi! Go Sammi!

    There was only one show in town today as far as Team HM was concerned. The rest of Scotland, and the fans at Hampden, might have been longing for a glimpse of Eilidh Child, who qualified for the final of the 400m hurdles in emphatic style. Or maybe David Rudisha or Kirani James, the 800m and 400m Olympic champions who are among the biggest names in world athletics.

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    Team Scotland tastes gold, and Team HM tastes the mat

    Less than halfway through the Glasgow Commonwealth Games, and already Team Scotland have broken all manner of medal records. The current tally of 13 gold medals is the most ever, and the total of 33 medals is a Games record too, matching the haul from Edinburgh in 1986, an event boycotted by 32 nations.

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    Susan Breen - Clydesider – Hospitality Team for Opening Ceremony and Hampden Park

    Susan Breen, a paralegal at Harper Macleod's Inverness office, was lucky enough to be chosen as a Clyde-sider for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. She was even luckier to be given a role within the hospitality team for the Opening Ceremony and Hampden. As she prepares to go on duty at the national stadium, she reflects on a brush with Royalty ...

  • Meet the Bolts - Team HM at the Games

    Meet the Bolts - Team HM at the Games

    On a day when a 13-year-old wins a bronze medal at her home Games, can there be any competition for the day's highlight? Erraid Davies, the Shetlander who is Scotland's youngest ever competitor, claimed her place in history in the SB9 100m breaststroke. You only need to see the look on her face, and that of everyone in Tollcross, to know what it meant.