Sir Chris Hoy is set to not play a part in the opening or closing ceremonies of the Commonwealth games.

The games which are being held in Glasgow this year have so far cost £113 million and will use the Sir Chris Hoy veledrome for the track cycling events.

Although Hoy himself has not yet been asked to play any role in the opening or the closing ceremonies of the Commonwealth games.

Many see this as a strange move by the Glasgow 2014 organising committee because the Scottish cyclist is the most successful Olympic cyclist of all time.

The Scotsman is an 11-time World champion and six-time Olympic champion.

He was also the special guest at the launch of the Commonwealth baton relay.

Hoy admits he hasn't heard anything yet from any of the organisers.

The 38 year old said, according to the Scottish Express: "I haven't been asked anything yet. I haven't even thought about that, it would be quite exciting. But if there's anybody here (from the Commonwealth games), I am available, I will be around." 

The opening ceremony itself is set to reach an audience of over a billion people worldwide and a Glasgow 2014 spokesman believes it will be a moment where the nation will feel proud.

The spokesman said: "The opening and closing ceremonies of Glasgow 2014 will be watched by thousands within Celtic Park and Hampden Park and will attract a global audience of more than one billion people, creating a once in a lifetime moment for Glasgow and Scotland on a global stage.

"We're delighted at the opportunity our ceremonies give us to showcase the best of Glasgow  and Scotland, and we look forward to working with a wide range of artists and thousands of cast members to create a moment the city, and nation, will be proud."

Five tower blocks are planned to be demolished as part of the opening ceremony and Hoy is still in two minds about why that needs to be done.

Hoy said: "I've not really heard the justification or the reasons behind it. I suppose everything is judged in context and we'll just have to see what it's like.

I've heard both sides of the story and I suppose people living here, with it being part of the skyline and part of the city, would have more of an opinion on it."

The Commonwealth Games are set to run for 11 days from the 23rd July until the 3rd August.

The opening ceremony will be held at Celtic Park and the closing ceremony will be held at Hampden Park.

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