Commonwealth Games

Glasgow 2014 reveals traffic clampdown plans

By Emily Goddard

Glasgow 2014 has revealed traffic clampdown plans for during Games time ©AFP/Getty ImagesApril 24 - Glasgow 2014 has unveiled a series of plans designed to manage traffic around competition venues across the Scottish city during this year's Commonwealth Games.

Thirty more athletes named by Team Scotland for Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games

By Gary Anderson

April 23 - 30 more athletes have been named to the Team Scotland squad for Glasgow 2014 ©Commonwealth Games ScotlandTeam Scotland has revealed the names of 30 more athletes who will be competing on home soil at this year's Commonwealth Games in Glasgow as nine boxers, 14 wrestlers and seven Para-sport lawn bowlers make the cut.

Scottish workforce encouraged to do more exercise as part of new Physical Activity Awareness Week

By Paul Osborne

Staff are being encouraged to undertake 150 minutes of exercise per week as part of Scotland's Physical Activity Awareness Week ©Fit in 14April 19 - Employers across Scotland are being asked to encourage their staff to undertake 150 minutes of exercise per week as part of the nation's first Physical Activity Awareness Week (PAAW).

New Zealand name track cycling and triathlon squads for Glasgow 2014

By Gary Anderson

April 17 - Ethan Mitchell and Eddie Hawkins will lead the New Zealand medal charge on the track in Glasgow ©Getty Images World champion sprint trio Ethan Mitchell, Sam Webster and Eddie Dawkins are among 14 track cyclists announced in the New Zealand squad for this year's Commonwealth Games, while six triathletes have also been named to the Kiwi squad heading for Glasgow.

Northern Ireland names preliminary squad for Glasgow 2014

By Paul Osborne

David Calvert is set to make his 10th Commonwealth Games appearance after being name in the Northern Ireland squad for Glasgow 2014 ©Getty ImagesApril 17 - Full-bore shooter David Calvert will make an unprecedented tenth Commonwealth Games appearance following the announcement of Northern Ireland's initial 33-strong squad announcement for the Games in Glasgow.

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.
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