Eleven days of memorable sporting competition are brought to a close on Sunday as the remaining 11 gold medals are won at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, live on BBC One, BBC Three and BBC Red Button.
The five remaining sports of the Games – badminton, cycling, hockey, netball and squash all reach their climax before the Closing Ceremony on Sunday night with still plenty of hopes for the home nations to add to their extraordinary medals tallies so far.
Ahead of the spectacular finale to the XX Commonwealth Games at Hampden Park in the evening, thousands of fans will line the streets of Glasgow as it plays host to the men’s and women’s road races, England play for pride in the both the netball and men’s hockey bronze medal matches, while seven gold medals are up for grabs in the fast-paced racquet sports of badminton and squash.
CYCLING: Glasgow’s Argyle Street and Buchanan Street form the backdrop for parts of the men’s and women’s road races, which take in a 14km course that loops around the streets and parks of Glasgow, with the men lapping the course 12 times.
Going into the Games, ‘Manx Missile’ Mark Cavendish had been a leading contender for gold in the men’s race, but a crash on the opening day of the Tour de France in Harrogate ruled him out through injury.
His absence could leave Scotland’s David Millar (pictured above) in contention for gold, given that he finished close behind Cavendish in last year’s British Championships which was held on a similar Glasgow course, while Team Sky’s Geraint Thomas will ride for Wales.
Despite many high-profile riders unavailable for selection as a result of pro cycling commitments, including Cadel Evans, Richie Porte and Michael Rogers for Australia, the likes of Mark Renshaw will still ride in Glasgow despite completing the Tour de France just a week ago in Paris.
In the women’s race, England’s Lizzie Armitstead will have riders such as Laura Trott riding in support of her, while Scotland’s Claire Thomas, who broke her hip in June when her bike slipped on spilled diesel, is determined to reach the Glasgow road race start line.
HOCKEY: On paper, the men’s gold medal belongs to Australia – the team ranked first in the world and winners of June’s Hockey World Cup, however, highly regarded coach Ric Charlesworth has decided to step down before the Commonwealth Games with his team on top, and Australia’s opponents will have to hope that has an impact on their form.
India’s men have something to prove having lost to Australia in the 2010 Commonwealth final in front of a home crowd, and then team went to London 2012 but lost all five of their pool matches, finishing last in the tournament.
New Zealand and England, who reached the World Cup semi-finals last month, will also have designs on getting to the final.
NETBALL: Australia are a fixture in the netball final once again and have won five of the past six world titles, though at Delhi 2010, an otherwise-unbeaten Australian team were upset 66-64 by New Zealand in the final.
The Aussies will take on New Zealand again in the final after the latter inflicted a fifth consecutive Commonwealth Games semi-final defeat on England in a dramatic semi-final, winning with just seconds to go.
England will therefore play the ‘Sunshine Girls’ of Jamaica in the bronze medal match at the SECC.
BADMINTON: All five individual badminton events come to a close with the men’s singles and doubles followed by the women’s equivalent and, lastly, the mixed doubles.
England’s Rajiv Ouseph lost to Lee Chong Wei in the Delhi 2010 men’s singles final, but the Malaysian superstar is missing through injury this year.
BBC One, BBC Two, BBC Three and Red Button will have all the action covered, with multiple live streams available online, connected TVs, mobiles, tablets and the BBC Sport app.
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NOTE: Schedules subject to change depending on home athletes performances.
07:45 – 12:00
Presenter: Mishal Husain
On-Site: Jonathan Edwards
Mishal Husain introduces live coverage of the final day of the Games on BBC One, featuring the women’s cycling road race on the streets of Glasgow.
The race gets under way and concludes at Glasgow Green, and much of the focus will be on Olympic silver medallist Lizzie Armitstead, as she looks to go one better than four years ago in Delhi, when she also finished second.
The 25-year-old from Otley is aiming to become the first British winner of this event since Nicole Cooke in 2002, and will fancy her chances after another impressive year on the women’s circuit
There will be BBC News update on BBC One at 11.45am, with live coverage resuming at 11.55am.. .
11:55 – 17:35
CYCLING & HOCKEY
Presenter: Jason Mohammad
Jason Mohammad introduces the concluding coverage of the Games from Glasgow, featuring the men’s cycling road race, and the finals of the netball and men’s hockey.
A quality field will ensure the streets are packed with spectators this afternoon to see the conclusion of the cycling programme, with Scotland’s David Millar aiming to mark his final year in the sport with another Commonwealth medal, after winning the time-trial four years ago in Delhi and finishing third in this discipline.
Over at Glasgow National Hockey Centre, the men’s final takes place and Australia are expected to be involved and win a fifth consecutive Commonwealth title, while the netball concludes at the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre.. .
20:00 – 21:00
GLASGOW 2014 REVIEW
Presenters: Hazel Irvine & Clare Balding
Ahead of live coverage of the Closing Ceremony, the BBC team looks back at the Glasgow Games with a special review programme live from Hampden Park.
Taking place over 11 days, the 20th staging of the Games were the largest multi-sport event ever held in Scotland and have provided a number of performances and achievements that will live long in the memory.. .
21:00 – 23:00
Commentators: Huw Edwards & Hazel Irvine
The 20th Commonwealth Games are officially brought to an end after 11 days of competition with the Closing Ceremony live on BBC One from Hampden Park.
The ceremony promises to celebrate Scotland’s way of life and gives the athletes the chance to unwind after a hectic schedule, with the baton handed over to Gold Coast City, host of the 2018 Games.
The Games have been the largest multi-sport event ever held in Scotland, featuring 17 sports and competitors from 71 nations, and they will all have a chance to enjoy their moment in the spotlight this evening.
NOTE: Schedules subject to change depending on home athletes performances
10:00 – 14:00
NETBALL, HOCKEY & BADMINTON
Presenter: Dougie Vipond
Dougie Vipond introduces coverage from the final day of the Games in Glasgow, with netball, hockey and badminton taking place across the city.
Netball is one of the rare sports where Commonwealth countries occupy the top four spaces in the world rankings, with Australia ranked first, New Zealand second, England third and Jamaica fourth.
All four will be involved in today’s medal matches at the SECC, though England will only be playing for bronze following a heartbreaking defeat to New Zealand in Saturday’s semi-final by a single goal, which they conceded in the last second of the match.. .
14:30 – 19:00
SQUASH & BADMINTON
Presenter: Manish Bhasin
Manish Bhasin presents BBC Three’s final coverage from the last day of the Games in Glasgow.
The sport from the 20th staging of the event reaches a conclusion with coverage including the squash and badminton finals.. . . .
Timings subject to change. Check EPG for latest listings..
Freeview/BT Vision: 302 Sky/Freesat: 981 Virgin: 991.
||LIVE Men’s Bronze Medal Match|
||LIVE Men’s Road Race|
Sky/Freesat: 982 Virgin: 992.
||LIVE Gold/Bronze Medal Matches|
Sky/Freesat: 983 Virgin: 993.
Sky/Freesat: 984 Virgin: 994.
|07:45||CYCLING||LIVE Women’s Road Race|
|11:30-16:00||SQUASH||LIVE Gold/Bronze Medal Matches|
Sky/Freesat: 985 Virgin: 995.
||LIVE Gold Medal match|
Alongside BBC TV’s main coverage on BBC One and BBC Three, you have the chance to become your own TV director and choose which event you want to watch at the touch of a button.
Full uninterrupted coverage of each individual session and event at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games can be accessed in a number of ways.
Selected events can be found via the BBC’s Red Button streams on TV – available via Freeview, Freesat, BT Vision, Sky, Virgin Media and YouView – by simply pressing the red button on your remote control (see Red Button listings above).
All live streams, featuring access to every Glasgow 2014 event, will be made available via the BBC Sport website on all devices.
These streams can also be accessed through the BBC’s Connected Red Button service on TVs via Virgin Media TiVo and Sony Freeview Smart TVs and via the BBC Sport app for connected TVs.. . 10:00 Mixed Doubles – GOLD Medal Match*
11:00 Women’s Singles – GOLD Medal Match* 12:00 Men’s Singles – GOLD Medal Match* 13:00 Men’s Doubles – GOLD Medal Match* 14:00 Women’s Doubles – GOLD Medal Match* LIVE: BBC Sport Website 08:01 Women’s Road Race*
LIVE: BBC Sport Website 12:01 Men’s Road Race* LIVE: BBC Sport Website 10:00 New Zealand v ENGLAND Men’s Bronze Medal Match LIVE: BBC Sport Website 12:15 India v Australia*
Men’s GOLD Medal Match LIVE: BBC Sport Website 10:00 ENGLAND v Jamaica Bronze Medal Match LIVE: BBC Sport Website 12:15 New Zealand v Australia* GOLD Medal Match LIVE: BBC Sport Website 11:30 Mixed Doubles – Bronze Medal Match 12:15 Men’s Doubles – Bronze Medal Match 13:15 Mixed Doubles – GOLD Medal Match* 14:15 Men’s Doubles – GOLD Medal Match* LIVE: BBC Sport Website All timings/channels listed above are subject to change. *denotes event finals.