Selfies delay opening ceremony by 45 minutes

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COMMONWEALTH-SELFIESLONDON, July 24- It was an evening they wouldn’t want to forget.

So, obviously, thousands of athletes involved in the Glasgow Opening Ceremony last night captured the moment by taking a selfie – or two.

Competitors from around the world posted various portraits of themselves and their team mates on social media during the £20million celebration.

The competitors, who were chaperoned by Scottish Highland Terriers, took their time to soak up the atmosphere as they made their way around the city’s Celtic Stadium – capturing as much of it as possible on their smart phones.

So perhaps it is no coincidence the ceremony overran by about 45 minutes – finishing well past the event curfew enforced by organisers.

Northern Irish athlete Caroline O’Hanlon posted this image of herself with swimmer Ian Thorpe’s torso.

The competitor even took numerous pictures of herself outside the stadium while waiting to get in to the event.

Irish boxers Paddy Barnes and Steven Ward posted an image of themselves showing off their kits.

The ladies of Team Australia all looked fabulous as they gathered for a picture during the celebrations.

Meanwhile, Weightlifter Emily Godley took a selfie with her teammates moments before entering the stadium.

The Commonwealth Games’ Director of Sport Matthew Curtain even joined in on the action – posing with new Olympics President Thomas Bach.

Former Olympian Greg Whyte was photo bombed by competitors from Gibraltar during his selfie

The Commonwealth Games’ Director of Sport Matthew Curtain even joined in on the action – posing with new Olympics President Thomas Bach.

Rod Stewart also posted an odd image of himself with no trousers on in front of the Celtic trophy cabinet following the evening’s celebrations.

Performer John Barrowman kicked off the night’s entertainment with a selfie also – capturing himself with numerous mascots as the celebration began.

He later embraced a male dancer in a kiss – a move that sparked a wealth of backing on Twitter last night.

-By Daily Mail

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