Sir Chris Hoy asked for ID at Chris Hoy velodrome

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Olympic hero Sir Chris Hoy was asked for ID when entering the Chris Hoy velodrome on the opening day of the Commonwealth Games in Scotland.

The Scottish sporting icon may be one of the greatest track cyclists ever produced by the British Isles and one of the most recognisable stars following his London 2012 heroics, but not everybody can put a name to the face.

Effective security

The six-time Olympic gold medallist was stopped on his way into the Chris Hoy Velodrome - built for the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow and known for sponsorship reasons as the Emirates Arena - as Hoy arrived to watch the first day's action on the track.

A security official asked him for identification as he walked through to his seat - extremely effective security it has to be said. And Hoy took it all in good spirits.

He later tweeted: "She was just doing her job!" Although the girl in question was left slightly more embarrassed as BBC Radio reported her saying: "My mum's going to kill me!"

Wiggins in action

It's set to be an exciting first day of racing at the Velodrome as Sir Bradley Wiggins and the England team take to the track for the 4000m team pursuit.

Wiggins, the 2012 Tour de France champion and six-time Olmypic medallist, criticised the sponsorship of the Commonwealth Games in the lead-up to the event.

Emirates airline have sponsored the Glasgow games, and rebranded the Sir Chris Hoy velodrome as a result, something Wiggins called an "insult".

He said: "“I’d be a bit pissed off if I were him, because they’ve stuck a great big Emirates sign over his name and it doesn’t stand out that it’s the Sir Chris Hoy velodrome other than a little thing as you walk in.

“It’s more like a shopping sign with an Emirates thing on it.”

Scottish hopes on Jamieson

Elsewhere, Scotland's Michael Jamieson takes to the pool for the 200m breaststroke while the first gold medal of the Games has been awarded already - and it was won by England.

Triathlete Jodie Stimpson won the first gold of the Commonwealth Games, while double Olympic gold medallist Mo Farah was forced to withdraw from the meet due to illness. He had hoped to recover in time to take part but has been forced out.

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