Glasgow – the host city of the 2014 Commonwealth Games
The Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games are on course to perhaps be one of the most memorable Commonwealth Games ever. 6,500 athletes from 71 countries will compete in 17 sports over 11 days, from 23 July – 3 August 2014. From the precision of lawn bowls to the exciting combat of wrestling and judo – from the high adrenaline of track events to the grace and beauty of gymnastics – in 2014 Glasgow will be the stage for a fantastic summer of sport, as well as a massive range of cultural and arts events for everyone.
Most sports will take place on three compact site clusters to the east, south and west of the city centre, but there are some events that take place outside the city; shooting at Carnoustie, Edinburgh will host diving and Strathclyde Country Park will host triathlon.
This will be the third time Scotland has hosted the Commonwealth Games, and there is always enormous public interest and support for the Games; as Games Ambassador Billy Connolly says, “Glaswegians are great partakers, support IS our sport!” You can find out more about how to support the Games here.
You will be able to buy tickets for the Games in 2013 – register at www.glasgow2014.com and you’ll receive regular newsletters and updates from the team, including advance notice when tickets will be available to the public. You can also subscribe to updates from the CGF at the CGF Media Centre.
Some key dates for your diary in 2013:
- 10 March 2013 – 500 Days to Go!
- 11 March 2013 – Commonwealth Day ‘Sport Your Trainers’
- 23 July 2013 – One Year to Go
- 16 August 2013 – CGF General Assembly in Glasgow
- 1 September 2013 – Completion of The Hydro – venue for gymnastics