The parade will end with the current host, Team Scotland. At the end of the parade, athletes and team officials will be seated on the field of play, in the centre of the live show that will follow, reports BBC.

Queen Elizabeth will declare open the Glasgow Games, which will have competitions beginning Thursday, and organisers said a global TV audience of close to a billion was expected to watch the event that will feature 2,000 performers.

More than 4,500 sports persons from 71 Commonwealth nations will participate in the parade for the Games that will showcase 17 disciplines over 11 days of competition.

The closing ceremony will take place at Hampden Stadium August 3.

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India will be expecting a lion's share of medals from shooters, boxers, wrestlers and shuttlers at the 2014 Commonwealth Games starting in Glasgow on Wednesday but it would be difficult to match the record medal haul of 101 in the last edition at home.

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The 2010 Commonwealth Games was marred with allegations of corruption and missed deadlines but the stupendous success of the Indian athletes and the excellent delivery of the Games made up for all the controversies.

The Indians are riding high on their historic success at the 2012 London Olympics, where they won a record six medals, including two silver. But sans home advantage it would be difficult to replicate the success of 2010 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

This time around India have a sizeable contingent of 224 athletes and their main medal hopes will be from shooting, boxers, wrestlers, badminton and hockey.

In the last two Games, shooters have won the major chunk of medals for India. They won 27 medals including 16 golds in Melbourne and 30 medals, including 14 gold medals in Delhi in 2010.

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