Quotes from the Glasgow 2014 Games



"Ahhh The Queen photo-bombed our selfie!!" - Aussie hockey player JAYDE TAYLOR achieves instant, if fleeting, fame with her tweeted selfie with teammate Brooke Peris when the Queen appeared behind them smiling down the lens.

"This new thing about selfies is really making these laps of honours really long. It used to be autographs, now everyone wants a selfie." - USAIN BOLT on changing times for post-race celebrations.

"A lot of rain, maybe? And seeing a lot of kilts around the place." - top drawcard BOLT on his expectations after arriving in Glasgow.

"I'm just not... it's a bit s***." - BOLT as quoted by a reporter from The Times on reportedly not enjoying the Games, quotes he denied.

"It's been fun, the people have been wonderful to me. It's been just great. I really love it." - BOLT after competing and receiving a rapturous reception at the Hampden Park track.

"I'm an all-time record holder at the Commonwealth Games, or at least level with some old Australian chap!" - MICHAEL GAULT, a 60-year-old grandfather from England who came out of retirement and equalled retired Australian fellow shooter Phillip Adams' record for Commonwealth medals with his 18th.

"Achievement unlocked. Made it from breakfast to lunch without leaving the dining hall #efficient #eating #Glasgow2014 #superheavyweight." - Australian weightlifter DAMON KELLY on his competition meal routine.

"It probably wasn't until a kilometre out that I got a bit of a feeling." - Australia's MICHAEL SHELLEY on his upset win in the marathon after outrunning the Africans.

"Her no-show sets a bad example to the entire national team." - Australian athletics team coach ERIC HOLLINGSWORTH slams track queen Sally Pearson on the eve of her competition for preferring to race in London instead of attending the team's pre-Games camp.

"Athletics Australia condemns in the strongest terms his disparaging comments about Sally Pearson and his timing." - Athletics Australia president DAVID GRACE announces he has suspended Hollingsworth.

"I was his last supporter on the Australian team and he messed that up himself." - PEARSON doesn't hold back about Hollingsworth after winning the 100 metres hurdles title.

"As you've seen, I'm a bit of a klutz at times" - ANNA MEARES after being named Australia's opening ceremony flagbearer and almost taking out former foreign minister Alexander Downer with her first wave of the flag.

"It is the one time our mum can just cheer us both at the same time and not tear her hair out," swimmer CATE CAMPBELL on competing in the 4x100m freestyle relay with her sister, Bronte.

"When you have to fight five times in a week this s*** ruins people's dreams." - Australian welterweight DANIEL LEWIS slams the decision to remove headgear from Games boxing after he was ruled out by a cut.

"I had pretty low expectations, and I fulfilled them." - Scot DAVID MILLAR takes consolation in his foresight after finishing eighth in the men's cycling individual time trial.

"I'm Northern Irish, how do you think I'm going to celebrate? Drunk, hopefully." - Lawn bowler MANDY CUNNINGHAM who won bronze in the women's pairs.

"The whole crowd just looked like ants, ants that roared like lions," - popular Scottish postman CHARLIE FLYNN after he delivered Commonwealth Games boxing gold.

"As my mate Kevin from the Royal Mail would say, I'm buzzing like a jar of wasps," he added.

"It's absolute rubbish. An Australian TV company dictates what happens over here in Glasgow. It's very irritating." - English hockey player ASHLEY JACKSON on the decision to move the semi-final against Australia forward to suit Network Ten programming.

"For freedom!" - Edinburgh Braveheart DAN WALLACE bellowed his delight after winning 400 metres individual medley swimming gold.

"Being in an athletes' village is great until the ignorant athletes make more noise than a herd of elephants startled in a china shop." - England long-jumper GREG RUTHERFORD was not sleeping well.