Glasgow Commonwealth Games 2014
The Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games is a chance to showcase the very best in sporting talent from across the Commonwealth and also a chance for Scottish arts and culture to enjoy a global platform.
Glasgow 2014 will be the biggest sporting and cultural event to happen in Scotland in a generation. Glasgow was chosen as Host City for the Games by the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) in 2007. The CGF has an aim of uniting the Commonwealth through sport underpinned by having this international multi-sport event held every four years.
Participating athletes represent the 71 nations and territories of the Commonwealth, with the Home Nations of the UK competing against one another. The sports competition is a programme of 17 sports – including the largest ever number of integrated medal events for Para-Sports.
One million tickets will be on sale in 2013 for the Games which will be broadcast to a global audience of 1.5 billion
In the next five years, the combined GDP of Commonwealth countries will grow three times faster than that of the Eurozone – propelled by countries like India, Malaysia, Singapore and South Africa which have some of the fastest growing economies in the world today