From the 23 July – 3 August 2014, the Commonwealth Games are in Glasgow! It will showcase over 4000 finest athletes from all over the commonwealth, making it the biggest ever sporting and cultural celebration in Scotland. The Commonwealth Games is an international, multi-sport event involving athletes from the Commonwealth Nations. This will be the first time Glasgow is hosting the games, as previous Games held in Scotland were both in Edinburgh.
The games will showcase 17 sports: from the combat of wrestling, to the high adrenaline track events, and not forgetting the graceful gymnastics. What is unique to the games is the inclusion of sports that are played mainly in Commonwealth countries, such as lawn bowls and netball.
England has competed and placed at the top 3 at every Games, with 6 times coming away with the first position. This year, we are sadly missing Sheffield’s Jessica Ennis-Hill, who will be absent from the games because she is expecting her first baby. But we’re excited to root for UK’s double Olympic gold medallist, Mo Farah!
In conjunction with the Games, the Queen’s Baton Relay has begun its 190,000km journey through all 70 nations and territories in the Commonwealth Nations. Follow its international journey here:
Don’t miss out on this cultural sporting event, book your stay with City Crash Pad to immerse yourself in the exciting happenings Glasgow has to offer.