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Games Chief Executive Hooper claims Glasgow best ever

Commonwealth Games Federation chief executive Mike Hooper has praised Glasgow 2014 as the "standout Games" in the movement's history.

After 11 days of action across 17 sports, the curtain comes down on the 20th edition of the Games on Sunday evening.

It is the third time the Commonwealths have been hosted in Scotland and Hooper believes it has been the highlight of the event's 84-year history.

"With the great spread of nations winning medals, the quality of performance from the athletes, the extraordinary success of the home nation, the wonderful crowd support and venues, the superb planning and management by the organising committee and that of the Games' partners, the buzz in the city, the friendliness, a legacy plan in place and the wonderful work of the Clyde-siders, these have been great Games," Hooper said.

"And in my view, they are the standout Games in the history of the movement.

"I am sure our president (HRH Prince Imran) will provide his assessment tonight at the closing ceremony, but I can tell you and the entire executive board of the Commonwealth Games Federation have been delighted with the Glasgow Games.

"They are all very excited about the future of the movement going forward to Gold Coast [in 2018] and then beyond."

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