Google has replaced the famous logo on its search engine with an illustration depicting various sports.

The logo on its homepage shows an illustration depicting five sports to celebrate the opening of the Commonwealth Games this evening.

By spelling out their brand name 'Google' using athletes mid-game, the vibrant image represents the competitive aspect of the event dubbed the ‘friendly games’.

Starting with men wrestling, two cyclists, a hammer thrower, a badminton player and a bowler appear on the search engine’s homepage – depicting five of the 17 sports featured in the CWG.

On Tuesday, former athlete Allison Curbishley became the last person to bear the Queen's Baton, as it ended its 10-month journey across the Commonwealth journey at Queen's Park, Glasgow.

The 20th Commonwealth Games opens on Wednesday in Glasgow and will run until August 3, with around 4,560 athletes from 71 nations competing in 17 different sports.

An Opening Ceremony for the Games is due to begin at Celtic Park at 8pm on Wednesday. The two-hour event will take place in the 40,000-seater home of Celtic Football Club and feature 69-year-old rocker Rod Stewart, Lulu and Susan Boyle, 53, who starred in 2009's Britain's Got Talent.

The Queen, the official Head of the Commonwealth, will open the Games by reading a message contained in the baton.

One of the first games to launch the tournament will be men’s swimming, where Scotland’s Michael Jamieson is expected to claim the gold medal.

Sachin Tendulkar, who retired from international cricket after a glorious career spanning 24 years, will make his presence felt during the ceremony in his capacity as the Global Goodwill Ambassador of the UNICEF, which has partnered with the Glasgow CWG organisers and Commonwealth Games Federation in  first-of-its-kind initiative to spread awareness about the childrens' problems facing all over the world.

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