Malaysian athletes to wear black armbands at Commonwealth Games

Tuesday July 22nd, 2014

Malaysian athletes and officials at the 2014 Commonwealth Games will wear black armbands for the opening ceremony in Glasgow, Scotland, on Wednesday in memory of the victims of the Malaysia Airlines crash, reports the Associated Press

The Malaysian flag in the athletes' village was raised only to half-mast on Tuesday, during which a minute of silence was held. 

Forty-four Malaysians were among the 298 who died in the crash, which occurred after the plane was shot down in the Ukraine. The AP reports that the Malaysian team spokesman said none of the 180 athletes and 72 officials in Glasgow were directly affected.

- Molly Geary 

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