Commonwealth Games

Glasgow 2014 Opening Ceremony gets Commonwealth Games off to uniquely Scottish start

By Gary Anderson at Celtic Park in Glasgow

An extravaganza of music and dance helped launch the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games in Celtic Park tonight ©Getty ImagesAn extravaganza of music, dance and celebration got the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games off to a spectacular start here at Celtic Park tonight as the people of Glasgow and Scotland put on a party like only they can to start the 20th edition of the Games.

London to stay as Commonwealth Games Federations headquarters as relocation proposal finally laid to rest

By Duncan Mackay at The Hilton Hotel in Glasgow

London will remain the headquarters of the Commonwealth Games Federation after a proposal to leave the British capital was dropped ©CAN MezzanineLondon will remain the headquarters of the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) after its members once again strongly rejected a proposal to leave the the British capital here today. 

I will go on a "self denying ordinance" through Glasgow 2014, claims Scottish First Minister

By Nick Butler at the Main Press Centre in Glasgow

Alex Salmond insisted he will avoid the issue of Scottish Independence during Glasgow 2014 ©Getty ImagesFirst Minister Alex Salmond has insisted he will avoid promoting Scottish Independence for the duration of the Commonwealth Games, in a "self denying ordinance" to best aid his campaign.

Changes to sports programme at Commonwealth Games being considered

By Nick Butler at The Hilton Hotel in Glasgow

Discussion is underway to reconsider the sports programme for the Commonwealth Games ©Getty ImagesA process is underway to reconsider the make-up of the sports programme at the Commonwealth Games, subject to decisions being made next year.

Welsh boxing Olympic silver medallist Evans banned from Glasgow 2014

By Gary Anderson at the Main Press Centre in Glasgow

Welsh boxer Fred Evans has been banned from competing at Glasgow 2014 ©Getty ImagesWelsh boxer Fred Evans has been banned from competing at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow after having his accreditation refused.

Scottish athletes to receive money for medals at Glasgow 2014

By Paul Osborne

Scottish medallists are set to receive prize boost should they win a medal at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow ©Getty ImagesScottish medallists at the Commonwealth Games will earn a share of a £300,000 ($511,270/€379,423) funding pool made available by Commonwealth Games Scotland as part of its "Medallist Reward Scheme".

Nick Matthew named Team England Flagbearer for Glasgow 2014 Opening Ceremony

By Gary Anderson at England House in Merchant City, Glasgow

Nick Matthew will lead Team England out at the Opening Ceremony of Glasgow 2014 at Celtic Park ©Getty ImagesReigning world and Commonwealth Games squash champion Nick Matthew has been handed the honour of carrying the Team England flag at tomorrow night's Glasgow 2014 Opening Ceremony following an announcement here at England House in Glasgow's Merchant City.
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