GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - JULY 26:  Simon Van Velthooven of New Zealand prepraes to race in the Men's 1000m Time Trial Final at Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome during day three of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games on July 26, 2014 in Glasgow, United Kingdom.  (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - JULY 26: Simon Van Velthooven of New Zealand prepraes to race in the Men's 1000m Time Trial Final at Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome during day three of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games on July 26, 2014 in Glasgow, United Kingdom. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

Queen Elizabeth II attends the Opening Ceremony for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games at Celtic Park on July 23 2014 in Glasgow Scotland

Queen Elizabeth II attends the Opening Ceremony for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games at Celtic Park on July 23 2014 in Glasgow Scotland

Gallery | Geraint Thomas MBE. Gold medal winner at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in the men's road race.

Gallery | Geraint Thomas MBE. Gold medal winner at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in the men's road race.

2014 Commonwealth Games Medal Table: Top 10 Positions

2014 Commonwealth Games Medal Table: Top 10 Positions

The 2014 commonwealth games will begin on July 23rd in Celtic Park. Medal counts in the Commonwealth Games tend to be heavily slanted towards the largest and industrialized nations like England, Australia and Canada, making the games somewhat one-sided. In this 2014 event a total of 17 sports and 261 medal events will be contested and 71 participating nations will be present.

The 2014 commonwealth games will begin on July 23rd in Celtic Park. Medal counts in the Commonwealth Games tend to be heavily slanted towards the largest and industrialized nations like England, Australia and Canada, making the games somewhat one-sided. In this 2014 event a total of 17 sports and 261 medal events will be contested and 71 participating nations will be present.

Jennifer Abel of Canada dives during the women's 3m Springboard final at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Edinburgh, Scotland, on August 2, 2014. (Reuters/Stefan Wermuth)

Jennifer Abel of Canada dives during the women's 3m Springboard final at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Edinburgh, Scotland, on August 2, 2014. (Reuters/Stefan Wermuth)

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