The curtains were brought down on the 2014 Commonwealth Games on Monday, August 4 with a cheerful and colourful ceremony at Hampden Park located in the south side of Glasgow. The 11-day sporting event was hailed as "the best ever".
An upbeat crowd of around 40,000 enjoyed the high point of the closing ceremony consisting of sizzling performance by Australia's pop sensation Kylie Minogue. The performance had a few surprises too. Everyone was amused when Australian steeplechase athlete Genevieve LaCaze waving Australian flag gate crashed Minogue's concert.
Another surprise event was an impromptu stunt by LaCaze whose 25th birthday coincided with the closing ceremony. She too got on stage to join Minogue's concert to perform her act.
Commonwealth Games Federation president Prince Imran thanked everyone involved in the smooth running of the Games. "Glasgow you really have delivered in every aspect the best games ever," he said.
The closing ceremony culminated in spectacular fireworks show as the Aussie singer Kylie Minogue along with Scottish stars Lulu and Dougie MacLean performed. Athletes who participated at the Games gathered around the stage and danced to the hilt.