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BY no stretch of anyone's imagination could the 2010 Commonwealth Games merit even a five out of 10 rating. They simply failed to deliver.

Forget the accommodation issues and the almost unfinished athletics stadium. These were bad enough, but the lack of crowds, general excitement and a genuine feel-good factor all made for a massive let-down.

It's Scotland's turn in 2014 and if we cannot improve on India's offering then I'll eat my hat or, worse, watch a rerun of Scotland against the Czech Republic.

D. Mitchell, Bishopton, Renfrewshire ... The performance of Team Scotland in Delhi is to be applauded.

Despite challenging conditions, the Scots passed the 18 to 25 medal target by winning 26, including nine golds.

While we ended tenth in the medal table, in terms of population per medal we were ahead of the likes of england, Canada and South Africa.

We should be proud of our country's performance and look forward to Glasgow 2014 with not just hope but expectation.

Alex Orr, Edinburgh ... AS an avid sports fan, I took five days' holiday to watch the Commonwealth Games - only to be totally disgusted with the BBC's coverage.

every time I pressed the red button for more viewing options - whether it was archery, bowls, badminton or hockey - I only found coverage of english teams or athletes.

even all the commentators and guests were english.

What about the rest of the home nations? Ian Macmillan, Paisley, Renfrewshire ... IS there no end to Alex Salmond's efforts to waste our money? his latest sojourn sees him pop up in Delhi at the closing ceremony of the Commonwealth Games.

I'm sure that the lord Provost of Glasgow was the only person who needed to be there for the handing over of the Commonwealth flag.

Salmond is always trying to be the centre of attention, regardless of the expense to the public.

George Cowie, Buckie, Moray

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Publication:Daily Record (Glasgow, Scotland)
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Date:Oct 16, 2010
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