Commonwealth Games Federation announced in Colombo on 9th November, 2007 that Glasgow, the largest city of Scotland, will be hosting the 2014 Commonwealth Games. Scotland has previously hosted Commonwealth Games in 1970 and 1986 in Edinburg.
Glasgow’s bid of holding Commonwealth Games 2014 was successful mainly because the city already has 70 percent of the planned venues in place. Glasgow’s enhancement and development of infrastructure will demand an amount of over 2 billion pounds by 2014. River-based transport and the city’s extensive railway and subway network are all expected to undergo major facelift.
There are a total of 17 disciplines of sports planned for the 2014 Commonwealth Games and these include athletics, aquatics, badminton, boxing, weightlifting, hockey, lawn bowls, netball, squash, wrestling, shooting, cycling, judo, gymnastics, triathlon and table tennis. The interim logo of 2014 Games depicts two sprinters woven into a tartan motif and represents Scotland. The final logo for the 2014 Games will be released on Commonwealth Day, 8th March 2010.
The Glasgow Commonwealth Games, 2014 will commence on 23rd July, 2014. The opening ceremony will be held at the Celtic Park of Glasgow. The closing ceremony will be held on August 3rd, 2014 at the Hampden Park Glasgow. New sporting facilities will be developed for the Commonwealth Games. These facilities include a new National Indoor Sports Arena, Velodrome, National Entertainment Arena and Glasgow 2014 Hockey Center.
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