A host of world and Olympic champions will be in action when the XX Commonwealth Games begin in Glasgow on July 23.

Jamaican sprint icons Usain Bolt and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Aussie swimmer Alicia Coutts, former Tour de France champ Bradley Wiggins and track stars David Rudisha and Sally Pearson are just some of the decorated athletes who plan to compete in Scotland.

Check out some of the top international athletes to watch at the Commonwealth Games in the gallery above.

If you missed it, browse our gallery of Canadians to watch.