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Glasgow XX Commonwealth Games 2014


Friday, July 18th, 2014

Glasgow is one of the largest cities of the UK’s with modern culture, sport, forward-thinking, creativity and has a lively heart and warm people. Commonwealth Games 2014 or Scottish Commonwealth Games are to start on 23 July. The eyes of the whole world will be on Glasgow as it hosts the XX Commonwealth Games. It might not be as big as Olympics, but its hold their forte.

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Starting of the Commonwealth Games

British Empire known as ‘the empire on which the sun never sets’ wanted to make sure people remembered their legacy. That is the reason the idea of Commonwealth Games came to life. There are 53 members of the Commonwealth Nations, but 71 teams will participate in the Games as British overseas territories, Crown dependencies and island states compete under their own flag. The Commonwealth Games happen every four years.

History of the Commonwealth Games

The Commonwealth Games started with a strong purpose, its help to increase the goodwill and good understanding of the British Empire. The first event “British Empire Games” was held in 1930 and 11 nations participated. The Second World War disrupted the four-year schedule of the Games. The games were later revived in 1950 and were renamed four years later.

Where Are These Games To Be Held This Year?

This year, the Commonwealth Games are to be held in Glasgow. This is the third time Scotland will host the Games, though for Glasgow, it will be their first Commonwealth Games. With 15 different venues to host the Games, Glasgow is prepared well for this spectacle. Athletes’ Village, Barry Buddon Shooting Centre, Cathkin Braes Mountain Bike Trails, Celtic Park, Emirates Arena, Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome and Glasgow Green Hockey Centre are few of the venues where over 261 events will be held.

XX Commonwealth Game Events

This year the Glasgow XX Commonwealth Games will be the biggest multi-sport event that Scotland has ever seen! Total number of 17 sports will be played. Participants will win or lose medals for Aquatics, Athletics, Badminton, Boxing, Cycling, Gymnastics, Hockey, Judo, Lawn Bowls, Netball, Rugby Sevens, Shooting, Squash, Table Tennis, Triathlon, Weightlifting and Wrestling.

This is the best chance for sports fans to experience the thrill of the action and be part of Scotland’s largest ever sporting spectacle. For the cheapest flight deals to Glasgow, call us @877-247-6435 or visit: http://www.smartfares.com/cheap-flights/glasgow.html

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