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The 2014 Commonwealth Games will be held in Glasgow Scotland from 23 July to 3 August 2014. The games will be the biggest multi-sport event ever held in Scotland, larger than the previous 2 times the country hosted the 1970 and 1986 Commonwealth Games both in Edinburgh. A total of 17 sports and 261 medal events will be contested, and a Games record of 22 para-sport events will be contested in five different sports (athletics, cycling, lawn bowls, swimming and weightlifting) - para track cycling will be held for the very first time. The opening ceremony will take place at Celtic Park and the closing ceremony at Hampden Park where the Athletics will take place. Other city venues include - Commonwealth Sports Arena (Badminton), Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome (Track Cycling), Glasgow Green Hockey Centre (Field Hockey), Tollcross International Swimming Centre (Swimming Events), Ibrox Stadium (Rugby Sevens), Cathkin Braes Mountain Bike Trails (Mountain Biking), The SECC (Boxing, Judo, Netball-Preliminaries, Wrestling), Clyde Auditorium (Weightlifting), The Hydro (Gymnastics - Artistic and Rhythmic, Netball - Finals), Scotstoun Stadium (Squash, Table Tennis), and Kelvingrove Lawn Bowls Centre (Lawn Bowls). Some satellite venues will also be used including Barry Buddon near Dundee (Shooting), Royal Commonwealth Pool in Edinburgh (Diving), and Strathclyde Country Park (Triathlon). The bid process for the 2014 Commonwealth Games started in March 2006 with 3 original bidding cities Glasgow (Scotland), Halifax (Canada), Abuja (Nigeria). Halifax withdrew in Marc h2007 leaving Glasgow and Abuja with the final decision made on 9 November 2007 with Glasgow winning the bid by 47 votes to 24. Key strengths in the Glasgow bid included 70% of planned venues already in place, close proximity of venues to Athletes' Village in Dalmarnock, and a superior technical report as endorsed by the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF), who concluded - "Glasgow has shown it has the ability to stage the 2014 Commonwealth Games to a standard which would continue to enhance the image and prestige of the Games."

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2014 Commonwealth Games - wikipedia

The 2014 Commonwealth Games, officially the XX Commonwealth Games, will be held in Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom over 11 days of competition from 23 July to 3 August 2014.

Commonwealth Games - wikipedia

The Commonwealth Games (formerly the British Empire Games (1930-1954), British Empire and Commonwealth Games (1954-1970), and British Commonwealth Games (1970-1978)[1]) is an international, multi-sport event involving athletes from the Commonwealth of Nations. The event was first held in 1930 and has taken place every four years ever since (except 1942 and 1946 which were cancelled). The games are described as the third largest multi-sport event in the world, after the Olympic Games and the Asian Games.

Glasgow - wikitravel

Glasgow is the biggest city in Scotland with a population of about 600,000 in the city itself, or over 2 million if the surrounding towns of the Clydeside conurbation are taken into account. Located at the west end of Scotland's Central Belt on the banks of the River Clyde, Glasgow's historical importance as Scotland's main industrial centre has been challenged by decades of change and various regeneration efforts.

Glasgow 2014

Welcome to the official website of the XX Commonwealth Games, Glasgow 2014. Find out all the latest news and updates on the biggest sporting event of the Commonwealth, plus exciting information on Volunteering and the Queens Baton Relay.

Glasgow 2014 Official logo for the Commonwealth Games

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