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England Mixed Badminton Team- Silver Medal

Congratulations to the England Mixed Teams Badminton squad, including Rajiv Ouseph, for scoring the silver medal yesterday afternoon.

(photo taken from Daily Mail website)

Adam Gemili- Silver Medal in 100m

Congratulations to 100m sprinter Adam Gemili for winning the silver medal in the 100m final for England last night. You made England proud.

(photo taken from BBC website)

The selfie Games Written by John Williams

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You can look at the 2014 Commonwealth Games from a number of angles. As a second level international mega-event that allows aspirational cities the size of Glasgow to host global sport and advertise themselves on the world stage without necessarily building a host of potentially low-use new facilities and bankrupting their local coffers.

Or a cross between a sporting event and a social event, one which mixes some world class performers with plenty of rather more modest athletes from an unusual range of developing nations in existing stadia and insists that its spectators must ‘have a party’ while submitting themselves, at the same time, to various boring and repetitive strictures – plenty of walking, queuing, rounds of airport-style security, and overpriced food and drink. A £4.30 price for a half-pint bottle of warm lager in a plastic bottle at the rugby sevens at the Ibrox Stadium tops the rip-off shop so far.

The Glasgow Games combines all these elements of course - it can sometimes be miserable for fans, but also uplifting for committed spectators and for the city. Professor Grant Jarvie from Edinburgh University commented this weekend that at its best sport could ‘reduce global tensions and win friends for Scotland, the UK, Glasgow and the Commonwealth.’ Perhaps he’s right - and there have been plenty of sporting and other highlights so far which could back his case. Continue reading here...

Medal Table- Day 6

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(Medal Table taken from BBC website)

Commonwealth Games 2014

Sporting Equals will be following all the action from the XXth Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. The games, as well as being a celebration of sport, are a celebration of the great diversity which makes up the Commonwealth. This is composed of 53 countries and is home to 2.2 billion citizens, 60% of whom are under 30 years old.

We will be reporting on all 17 sports in the games but focusing on: 

Table tennis

In terms of athletes we'll be following the journey of:

Rajiv Ouseph as he seeks to better his men's singles runners up medal in badminton at the XIXth Commonwealth Games in New Delhi
Adam Gemili as he seeks to win his first Commonwealth medal in the 100 metres sprint
Nicola Adams as she tries to emulate her Olympic boxing gold medal

In addition we'll be following the English team as they compete in their biggest sporting event since the Olympics. Internationally we'll be keeping an eye on the Asian and African teams who are competing from the fortunes of the Indian hockey team to the medal hopes of Kenya's middle distant runners.

So please bookmark or add our website to your favourites and follow us on Twitter @SportingEquals and on Facebook at sporting.equals. Each day we'll be posting a round up of all the key events from John Williams, ours sports correspondent and a sociology lecturer at Leicester University.

Meet the Sporting Equals Commonwealth Team here...

Sporting Equals exists to actively promote greater involvement by all communities that are disengaged especially the black and minority ethnic population in sport and physical activity. We are the primary driver and funding channel for national and regional programmes in this field.

We work closely with both the providers of sporting opportunities (national governing bodies, local authorities and agencies, sports organisations) and the users of sporting opportunities (community and faith groups, local clubs, charities and individuals). We also have strong links with NHS agencies and other organisations addressing health inequalities in society.
Sporting Equals is one of five National Partner’s to Age UK and is the delivery organisation for the Faith and Community Strand of the Fit as a Fiddle Cascade Training Programme.
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