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1)  Which was the venue of the opening ceremony of 20th Commonwealth Games held at Glasgow (Scotland)? –Celtic Park (The opening cerem...

Commonwealth Games 2014 at a Glance

1) Which was the venue of the opening ceremony of 20th Commonwealth Games held at Glasgow (Scotland)? –Celtic Park (The opening ceremony was held on on 23 July 2014)
2) Which was the venue of the closing ceremony of 20thCommonwealth Games held on 3 August 2014? – Hampden Park
3) What was the motto of these Games? – People, Place, Passion
4) What was the name of the official mascot of 20th Commonwealth Games? – Clyde
5) Clyde, the mascot of 20th Commonwealth Games, represented what? – The Clyde River, that flows through Glasgow
6) With the successful completion of 20th Commonwealth Games, Scotland has now hosted these Games for how many times? – Three(Scotland hosted its first Commonwealth Games in 1970 in Edinburgh and then in 1986 also in Edinburgh)
7) Which city would host the next Commonwealth Games to be held in 2018? – Gold Coast City, Australia (The 21st Commonwealth Games would be held at Gold Coast City during April 2018)

8) Which country topped the medals tally in the 20th Commonwealth Games? – England
9) Which are the top 10 countries in the medals tally of 20thCommonwealth Games? – England, Australia, Canada, Scotland, India, New Zealand, South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya and Jamaica
10) How many countries took part in the Games? – Seventy One (71)
11) How many countries won medals in the 20th Commonwealth Games? – 37
12) Which two athletes won 6 gold medals each at the 20thCommonwealth Games? – P. Bezzoubenko of Canada (in Rhythmic Gymnastics) and E. McKon of Australia (in Swimming)
13) Who were the fastest athletes of 20th Commonwealth Games? –Kemar Bailey-Cole (Jamaica) was the fastest male athlete andBlessing Okagbare (Nigeria) was the fastest woman athlete of the Games
14) Who was the only Gold medal winner in these games to be caught for doping charges? – Chika Amalaha (The women weightlifter of Nigeria who won gold in women’s 53 kg weightlifting event. Her gold medal was consequentially taken back)
15) Which tiny Pacific island nation won it’s first-ever medal in Commonwealth Games in form of a Gold Medal? – Kiribati (David Katoatau won Gold medal for his country Kiribati in 105 Kg men’s weightlifting event)
16) Which country did not participated in the 20th Commonwealth Games as it withdrew its membership of Commonwealth in 2013? –Gambia (Gambia withdrew as the member of Commonwealth countries on 7 October 2013 and hence did not send its contingent to these games)
17) What was India’s rank in 20th Commonwealth Games? – Fifth
18) India won many medals overall in 20th Commonwealth Games? –64
19) India won how many gold medals in 20th Commonwealth Games? – 15 (It won 30 silver medals and 19 bronze medals to take its overall tally to 64)
20) India won largest number of gold medals in which sports at the 20thCommonwealth Games? – Wrestling (It won 5 gold medals in wrestling through Sushil Kumar, Yogeshwar Dutt, Babita Kumari, Amit Kumar and Vinesh Phogat)
21) India won how many gold medals in Shooting at the 20thCommonwealth Games? – Four (Four gold medal winners for India in Shooting are – Abhinav Bindra, Apurvi Chandela, Jitu Rai and Rahi Sarnobat)
22) India won how many gold medals in Weightlifting at the 20thCommonwealth Games? – Three (India’s three gold winners in weightlifting are – Satish Sivalingam, K Sanjita Chanu and Sukhen Dey)
23) Who is India’s only gold medal winner in athletics events at the 20thCommonwealth Games? – Vikas Shive Gowda (He won gold medal in men’s discus throw event with a throw of 63.64 metres)
24) Who won the gold medal in women’s squash doubles event at the 20th Commonwealth Games? – Dipika Pallikal and Joshana Chinappa (It was India’s first gold medal win in squash event at any Commonwealth Games)

25) Who won India’s lone gold medal in Badminton event in the 20thCommonwealth Games? – P. Kashyap (He defeated Singapore’s Derek Wong by 21-14, 11-21, 21-19 to become the first Indian man to win badminton gold at the Games for 32 years)