Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games

17 sports, 11 days of competition, 1 host city
17 sports are played over 11 days of competition at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. 10 of these are core sports - they are always played and their medals competed for. 7 have been selected by the host city from a choice of sixteen. The result will make for an interesting and varied programme. To find out what Glasgow 2014 has gone for, click here

"We will make these games the greatest sporting event our country has ever seen."

First Minister, Alex Salmond, on Scotland's winning bid to host the 2014 Commonwealth Games

EventScotland contributed £1.5 million in support of the Commonwealth Games 2014 bid and has since worked to attract and secure a range of events for the city.

From the 10th World Team Badminton Championships – Sudirman Cup to the FISA World Rowing Under 23 Championships, sporting events showcase Glasgow as a world leading events destination and reinforce the city’s credentials as the best candidate city for the 2014 Games.

EventScotland continues to work with local partners to invest in test events to promote Glasgow’s profile as an international event destination. And in December 2008 EventScotland announced its intention to lead a bid to host a stage of the UCI’s prestigious track cycling World Cup at the future Glasgow velodrome. Working with Culture and Sport Glasgow and British Cycling the agency’s aim is to secure the event for the winter of 2012/2013.

For further information, please visit the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games website. http://www.glasgow2014.com/

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