Commonwealth Games News Articles

Glasgow 2014 medals revealed with 100 days to go - 15 Apr 2014

The medals that athletes will compete for at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow have been unveiled, with the Gold, Silver and Bronze medals displayed for the first time to mark 100 days to the Games' opening ceremony on 23rd July. read more

Glasgow 2014 plans explosive opening - 03 Apr 2014

Glasgow 2014 has revealed that five of the city’s skyscraping symbols of the past - the Red Road tower blocks - will be demolished live during the Opening Ceremony of the Commonwealth Games, a statement ‘of intent from a city focused on regeneration and a positive future for its people,’ according to organisers. read more

Glasgow 2014 launches official uniforms - 10 Mar 2014

As many as 15,000 successful applicants attended the official unveiling of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games’ uniforms this weekend, with the “Clyde-siders” joined by the official mascot himself at the Emirates Arena for one of Scotland’s largest ever mass-orientation events. read more

Calls for political truce for Glasgow 2014 - 10 Jan 2014

The Commonwealth Games Federation and Glasgow 2014 have reiterated that the competition will remain focused on the athletes and sport, rather than the ongoing debate over a possible truce in campaigning for the Scottish independence vote during this summer's Games, according to media reports. read more

Glasgow 2014 unveils charity partnership - 20 Dec 2013

Ambitions to help nurture the next generation of Commonwealth sporting stars were unveiled on Thursday with the launch of a new official charity partnership between the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games and the Scottish Commonwealth Games Youth Trust (SCGYT). read more

Arena Group joins Glasgow 2014 family - 18 Dec 2013

Glasgow 2014 has announced Arena Group as an Official Overlay and Temporary Structures Provider for next year’s Commonwealth Games, in the latest in a series of infrastructure-related agreements by the organising committee. read more

Aggreko to power Glasgow 2014 Games - 16 Dec 2013

Aggreko has been revealed as the latest Official Supporter of next year’s Commonwealth Games, with the Glasgow-based firm set to provide temporary power across the Games’ 13 sports venues and the Athletes Village. read more

Atos on track for Glasgow 2014 countdown - 25 Oct 2013

Atos has announced it has furthered support of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games with the appointment of two of Scotland’s leading triathletes as brand ambassadors. read more

ICON to dress Glasgow 2014 venues - 15 Oct 2013

Glasgow 2014 has unveiled ICON as the official Provider of Look, Wayfinding and Signage Services for next summer’s Commonwealth Games. ICON, who become a sponsor of the Games, will be responsible for dressing all Games venues, the Host City, as well as venues outside of Glasgow and wider in Scotland. read more

Unlucky fans to get second go at Games tickets - 14 Oct 2013

Thousands of remaining tickets for events at Glasgow 2014 go on sale next week, in an exclusive two-day window open only to those who missed out on initial applications.   read more

Fans discover Glasgow 2014 ticket results - 01 Oct 2013

Fans who applied for tickets to next year’s Commonwealth Games in Glasgow are beginning to discover whether or not they have been successful, as organisers of the competition start to contact the hundreds of thousands of applicants hoping for seats in 2014.  read more

Over 2.3m ticket requests for Glasgow 2014 - 17 Sep 2013

Glasgow 2014 organisers have revealed that over 2.3 million requests were received for up to one million Commonwealth Games tickets as sports fans hope to book their place at Scotland’s biggest ever multi-sport event next summer.  read more

Glasgow 2014 unveils Daley delight - 09 Sep 2013

Glasgow 2014’s latest and youngest ambassador for next year’s Commonwealth Games met hundreds of fans at a special event in the city on Sunday, as Tom Daley was treated to a bird’s eye view of the city’s nearby Games venues before abseiling down the Finnieston Crane on the banks of the River Clyde.   read more

Daley unveiled as latest Glasgow 2014 ambassador - 04 Sep 2013

As ticket sales for Glasgow 2014 enter their final week, diving star Tom Daley has been unveiled as the latest and youngest Official Games Ambassador for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.  read more

One million Glasgow 2014 tickets go on sale - 19 Aug 2013

More than a million tickets for next year's Commonwealth Games in Glasgow have gone on sale, with Monday morning’s 10am launch marked with swimmer and new Glasgow 2014 ambassador Michael Jamieson diving into the newly re-furbished Tollcross International Swimming Centre for the first time. read more

Commonwealth Games baton unveiled - 19 Aug 2013

A hand-crafted Baton made of titanium, wood and granite which will travel throughout the Commonwealth representing Glasgow and Scotland ahead of next year’s Commonwealth Games was revealed to the public for the first time over the weekend. read more

Clyde tours Scotland ahead of ticket launch - 15 Aug 2013

To coincide with tickets for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games going on sale on Monday 19th August, Clyde, the Official Games Mascot, is set to embark on a tour of Scotland. read more

New Glasgow 2014 ambassadors unveiled - 12 Aug 2013

With just one week to go before up to one million tickets go on sale for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, five elite sports personalities have been unveiled as Official Games Ambassadors and stars of the Games' Ticketing campaign. read more

Dell reveals Glasgow 2014 ambassadors - 24 Jul 2013

With this week marking the one year to go until the Opening Ceremony of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, Dell has announced the four athletes who will act as its UK brand ambassadors.  read more

Hoy starts Glasgow countdown celebrations - 23 Jul 2013

Six-time Olympian and double Commonwealth gold medal winner Sir Chris Hoy fired off a festival day of sporting and interactive fun in Glasgow on Tuesday, as the city and the country celebrated the one-year milestone to the Commonwealth Games. read more

Glasgow misses out on Youth Olympic Games - 05 Jul 2013

Glasgow has missed out on the chance to host the 2018 Youth Olympic Games after Buenos Aires was selected ahead of Colombia’s Medellin in an International Olympic Committee vote on Thursday. read more

BP set to fuel Glasgow 2014 Games - 24 Jun 2013

BP has been announced as the latest Official Partner for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, providing advanced fuels for the Games vehicles, as well as supporting Team Scotland and Team England throughout the competition.  read more

Cisco joins Glasgow 2014 sponsor family - 21 Jun 2013

Glasgow 2014 has extended its sponsorship family with the signing of Cisco as the official network infrastructure supporter of next year’s Commonwealth Games, set to run from 23rd July to 3rd August. read more

Commonwealth Games make development appointments - 19 Jun 2013

Gideon Sam, current president of the South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee has been appointed chair of the Commonwealth Games Federation development committee, with Louise Martin, chairman of Sport Scotland and honorary secretary of the CGF, appointed chair of the Commonwealth Advisory Body on Sport.  read more

Glasgow 2014 unveils baton relay route - 12 Mar 2013

Commonwealth Games organisers have unveiled the route the Queen's Baton Relay, which will cover nearly 200,000 kilometers around the world, travelling to 71 nations and territories in seven months before arriving in Scotland. read more

Glasgow 2014 starts recruitment drive - 02 Nov 2012

Glasgow 2014 is set to officially launch its volunteer programme for the Commonwealth Games, by accepting expressions of interest from next week. Around 15,000 people will be required to help put on the event, with interest expected to be high following the success of the 70,000 London 2012 Games Makers.  read more

Emirates signs deal for Glasgow 2014 venue - 01 Oct 2012

Emirates has confirmed a 10-year naming rights deal for one of Glasgow’s key venues for the 2014 Commonwealth Games, with the £113 million venue to be known as the Emirates Arena when it opens its doors later this week. read more

Glasgow 2014 unveils Games mascot - 21 Sep 2012

A thistle man named Clyde has been unveiled as the official mascot of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. The mascot, which has been named after the river which flows through the Commonwealth Games host city, was designed by Beth Gilmour, 12, after winning a competition. read more

Glasgow 2014 launches exercise programme - 17 Oct 2011

The Games for Scotland programme, which is delivered by EventScotland on behalf of the Scottish government, has been launched to inspire, motivate and engage people in physical activity ahead of the 2014 Commonwealth Games. read more

BBC named Glasgow 2014 broadcaster - 01 Jul 2011

Glasgow 2014 has appointed the BBC as the official domestic broadcast rights holder for the XX Commonwealth Games – with the BBC’s investment highlighting the importance of the Games to the home nations, and offers the Organising Committee an unparalleled platform for the promotion of the Games to the widest possible UK audience. read more

Scott resigns as Glasgow 2014 chief - 28 Jun 2011

The chief executive officer of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games organising committee John Scott has resigned after admitting breaking rules over accepting gifts and hospitality from a potential supplier. read more

Delhi 2010 Games chief arrested - 26 Apr 2011

Suresh Kalmadi, former chairman of the Delhi Commonwealth Games Organising Committee, has been arrested by Indian police and is reportedly set to be charged after a probe into allegations of widespread corruption at the 2010 event. read more

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