Commonwealth Games

Commonwealth Games delivered £423 million boost to Glasgow businesses

By Emily Goddard

Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games-related contracts brought a £669 million total boost to businesses ©Getty ImagesThe Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games delivered a boost of over £423 million ($635 million/€559 million) to businesses in the Scottish city, Glasgow City Council has revealed.

Exclusive: $4.4 million budget for 2017 Commonwealth Youth Games submitted to Saint Lucia Government

By David Owen at the Marriott CasaMagna in Puerto Vallarta

A budget has been approved for the 2017 Commonwealth Youth Games in Castries, St Lucia ©WikipediaA budget of $4.4 million (£2.9 million/€3.7 million) for the preparation and delivery of the 2017 Commonwealth Youth Games in Castries has been submitted to the Government of Saint Lucia.

Queensland Commonwealth Games Minister brushes off advice to revamp Gold Coast 2018 organisation

By Emily Goddard

Jann Stuckey has not indicated that there will be any changes in the organisation of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games despite criticism from Queensland Auditor-General Andrew Greaves last month ©Getty ImagesJann Stuckey, the Queensland Commonwealth Games Minister, appears to have brushed off the advice of Auditor-General Andrew Greaves when he called for a revamp of the organisation of Gold Coast 2018.

Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games gold medallists awarded MBEs in Queen's New Year's Honours list

By Daniel Etchells

Judoka Euan Burton rounded off his career with a gold medal at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games ©Getty ImagesGlasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games gold medallists, Euan Burton and Paddy Barnes, have been made Members of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE) as part of the Queen's New Year's Honours list for services to judo and boxing respectively.

Exclusive: Ramsamy to assume key role in Durban 2022 Commonwealth bid

By David Owen at the Fairmont Hotel in Monte Carlo

Sam Ramsamy will play a key role in Durban's 2022 Commonwealth Games bid ©Getty ImagesSenior International Olympic Committee (IOC) member Sam Ramsamy is soon to be given a leadership role on the Durban 2022 Commonwealth Games bid team, in a signal that the bid is finally poised to crank up into higher gear, insidethegames understands.

WADA urges more out-of-competition testing after Glasgow 2014 success

By David Owen

Glasgow 2014 pioneered a new new-style independent observer drug testing system ©Getty ImagesThe World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) is urging major event organisers to do more out-of-competition testing, following the success of a new-style independent observer (IO) programme at this year's Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

Grevemberg awarded Honorary Degree for "true leadership" at Glasgow 2014

By Paul Osborne

David Grevemberg has been awarded an Honorary Degree of Doctor of the University at Glasgow Caledonian ©GCUCommonwealth Games Federation (CGF) chief executive David Grevemberg has been awarded an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Glasgow Caledonian University in recognition of his leadership role at the Scottish city's Commonwealth Games.

Exclusive: Prospective candidate for London Mayor wants 2026 Commonwealth Games bid

By David Owen

Derek Wyatt plans to include a London bid for the 2026 Commonwealth Games in his Mayoral election manifesto ©Getty ImagesA prospective candidate in the 2016 London Mayoral election plans to include a bid by the city for the 2026 Commonwealth Games in his election manifesto.

Glasgow 2014 delivered £25 million under budget

By Paul Osborne

The Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games were delivered £25 million under budget ©Getty ImagesGlasgow 2014 was delivered £25million ($40 million/€32 million) under budget, according to current financial reports published today. 
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