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24 July 2014
Small victories

The Commonwealth Games began in Glasgow yesterday among much murmuring that its exclusion of certain major sporting nations makes it a bit pointless. But not all contests are about winning big, says Monocle’s Robert Bound…

“To Commonwealth or not to Commonwealth?” that is a question. Last night the Commonwealth Games kicked off in Glasgow with much royal hoopla, metaphorical ceremonial caber tossing, a big thistle called Clyde and Rod Stewart…

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