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Glasgow 2014: 20th CWG opens with tribute to MH17 victims

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Category: Badminton News Published: 24 July 2014
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Glasgow: The Queen and more than 40,000 spectators at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games opening ceremony have paid a moving tribute to victims of the MH17 tragedy by taking part in a minute of silence. 82 of the victims were from Commonwealth nations.

Flag bearer and Cyclist Fatehah Mustapa of Malaysia flies the flag at half mast during the Opening Ceremony for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games at Celtic Park on July 23, 2014 in Glasgow, Scotland. Quinn Rooney/Getty Images
Flag bearer and Cyclist Fatehah Mustapa of Malaysia flies the flag at half mast during the Opening Ceremony for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games at Celtic Park on July 23, 2014 in Glasgow, Scotland. Quinn Rooney/Getty Images

Flag bearer and Cyclist Fatehah Mustapa of Malaysia flies the flag at half mast during the Opening Ceremony for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games at Celtic Park on July 23, 2014 in Glasgow, Scotland. Quinn Rooney/Getty Images

 

The Commonwealth Games Federation's president, Prince Imran from Malaysia said: "I am from Malaysia and it's another sad occasion for our country, and for the airline."

Queen Elizabeth then wished the competitors well.

"To you, the Commonwealth athletes, I send my good wishes for success in your endeavours."

"It now gives me the greatest pleasure to declare the 20th Commonwealth Games open," added the Queen.

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