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Bond, James Bond: Moore makes pre-Games appearance

UNICEF ambassador and former actor Roger Moore speaks, during a press conference ahead of the Commonwealth Games 2014, in Glasgow, Scotland, Tuesday July 22, 2014. The opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games commences on Wednesday. (AP Photo/PA, John Giles) UNITED KINGDOM OUT

GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — The 20th Commonwealth Games get underway on Wednesday with an opening ceremony which will also serve as a fundraiser for the children’s charity UNICEF.

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Malaysian athletes to wear black armbands

Malaysian air crash investigators take pictures of wreckage at the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 near the village of Hrabove, eastern Ukraine, Tuesday, July 22, 2014. A team of Malaysian investigators visited the site along with members of the OSCE mission in Ukraine for the first time since the air crash last week. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)

GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — Malaysian athletes and officials at the Commonwealth Games held a minute’s silence at their flag-raising on Tuesday and plan to wear black armbands at the opening ceremony in memory of the victims of the Malaysia Airlines crash.

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Athletes added to Games lineup as outbreak stemmed

In this Aug. 18, 2013 file photo, Jamaica's Usain Bolt celebrates winning his third gold medal in the men's 4x100-meter relay at the World Athletics Championships in the Luzhniki stadium in Moscow, Russia. Competing in just one event, Bolt is likely to race in Glasgow for less than 20 seconds. Just convincing the sprint star to come to the Commonwealth Games, though, should go a long way to elevating the status of a sporting spectacle that might seem anachronistic. Two years after the exuberance of the London Olympics, where Bolt left with three golds, Britain is welcoming the world back this week - or former members of the British Empire at least - for Scotland's largest-ever multi-sports event.  (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)

GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — The athletes’ village at the Commonwealth Games welcomed 1,000 more competitors from 25 countries on Monday, and none of them should have to worry about a stomach virus that affected staff at the site last week.

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Fleeting Bolt visit could be key to Glasgow Games

In this Aug. 18, 2013 file photo, Jamaica's Usain Bolt celebrates winning his third gold medal in the men's 4x100-meter relay at the World Athletics Championships in the Luzhniki stadium in Moscow, Russia. Competing in just one event, Bolt is likely to race in Glasgow for less than 20 seconds. Just convincing the sprint star to come to the Commonwealth Games, though, should go a long way to elevating the status of a sporting spectacle that might seem anachronistic. Two years after the exuberance of the London Olympics, where Bolt left with three golds, Britain is welcoming the world back this week - or former members of the British Empire at least - for Scotland's largest-ever multi-sports event.  (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)

Competing in just one event, Usain Bolt is likely to race in Glasgow for less than 20 seconds. Just convincing the sprint star to come to the Commonwealth Games, though, should go a long way to elevating the status of a sporting spectacle that might seem anachronistic.

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