Commonwealth Games

Glasgow 2014 calling on businesses to enter “Digital Sprint” competition

By Gary Anderson

April 17 - Glasgow 2014 has launched its Digital Sprint competition for businesses ©Glasgow 2014Glasgow 2014 today launched a competition calling on the digital business community to create new, exciting, interactive digital products for the Commonwealth Games and beyond.

Glasgow 2014 drop plans to blow up tower blocks during Opening Ceremony

By Duncan Mackay

A plan to blow up five blocks of Red Road Towers as part of the Glasgow 2014 Opening Ceremony has been dropped following public protests ©Glasgow 2014April 13 - A plan by Glasgow 2014 to feature the live demolition of five tower blocks during the Opening Ceremony of the Commonwealth Games has been abandoned following a public outcry, it was announced today.

Exclusive: London was never going to bid for 2022 Commonwealth Games, admits chief executive

By Mike Rowbottom

Adam PakerApril 13 - London was never going to bid for the 2022 Commonwealth Games, despite being encouraged to do so by the city's Mayor Boris Johnson, Commonwealth Games England (CGE) chief executive Adam Paker has admitted. 

Rare Scottish gold to be used for special award at Glasgow 2014 and future Commonwealth Games

By Gary Anderson

April 13 - CGF honorary secretary Louise Martin with Helmsdale Primary pupils who helped to source the gold to be used for the David Dixon Award ©Glasgow 2014Glasgow 2014 organisers have announced gold from the Kildonan Burn will be used to create a special design that will be attached to the David Dixon Award that will presented at this year's Commonwealth Games and future events.

Exclusive: It's Africa's turn to host Commonwealth Games, insists SASCOC chief

By Paul Osborne at the Susesi Convention Center in Belek

Gideon Sam, President of SASCOC, has claimed it is Africa's turn to host the Commonwealth Games ©Getty ImagesApril 10 - It is Africa's turn to host the Commonwealth Games following Durban's expression of interest to stage the event in 2022, it has been claimed by Gideon Sam, President of the South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC).

Thousands oppose explosive Glasgow 2014 Opening Ceremony

By Emily Goddard

Thousands of people have signed a petition to try to stop Glasgow 2014's plans to blow up a series of tower blocks as part of the Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony ©AFP/Getty ImagesApril 7 - More than 8,000 people have signed a petition to try to stop Glasgow 2014's plans to blow up a series of tower blocks in the Scottish city as part of the Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony.

World champions Campbell, Sprenger and Magnusson headline 59-strong Australian swimming squad for Glasgow 2014

By Gary Anderson

April 6 – World champions James Magnussen, Cate Campbell and Christian Sprenger will lead Australia's swimming team at Glasgow 2014 ©Getty Images Australia has named its swimming squad for this year's Commonwealth Games following the conclusion of the Australian Swimming Championships in Brisbane today, and sees the likes of world champions Cate Campbell, Christian Sprenger and James Magnusson aiming for gold in Glasgow.

Gold Coast 2018 celebrate four years to go with beach party

By Zjan Shirinian

A giant number four was formed on Surfers Paradise Beach to mark four years until the start of Gold Coast 2018 ©Gold Coast 2018April 4 - Hundreds of students helped form a giant number four on Surfers Paradise Beach to celebrate the four-year countdown to the start of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.

Durban bid for 2022 Commonwealth Games divides city

By Duncan Mackay

The Moses Mabhida Stadium would be the centrepiece if Durban wins its bid to host the 2022 Commonwealth Games ©Getty ImagesApril 3 - There has been a mixed reaction to the announcement that Durban is planning to bid for the 2022 Commonwealth Games, where it is set to face opposition from Canadian city Edmonton. 
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