The Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games will see 17 sports played over 11 days by athletes from 71 nations and territories representing one third of the world’s population, watched by 1.5 billion people around the world, with more than 1,000 staff and 15,000 volunteers on hand to see that it all runs smoothly. Please Note: This is not the official website on the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games which can be found at www.glasgow2014.com
Delhi 2010 Medals Table:
The XIX Commonwealth Games 2010 Delhi concluded on 14 October 2010, after 12 days of intense sport competitions. The Games saw the participation of 71 Commonwealth Games Associations representing one-third of the world’s population. About 6,572 athletes and team officials competed in 17 sports and four Para Sports in 290 sessions. In the end, two new world records (Powerlifting & Athletics) and 108 new Commonwealth records were created.
Team Scotland will be hoping that all there training and preparations with the added benefit of competing in front of their home crowd will see them improve on Delhi 2010 where the took a total of 26 medals. With the team recently announce the hard work really begins. For details on the participants announced so far click here.
Queens Baton Relay
The Queen’s Baton Relay is a much loved tradition of the Commonwealth Games. It was introduced at the British Empire and Commonwealth Games in Cardiff in 1958.
From there it has developed as a symbolic celebration, both unity and diversity, binding the 71 nations and territories of the Commonwealth with the message of peace and harmony through sports.
Glasgow 2014 will be host to some of the greatest athletes that have ever lived. We have put together a guide of who we expect to be some of the top performers of the Games with some familiar faces all looking to be part of history.