Glasgow 2014

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).

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.

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.

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.

Iconic Red Road towers to be demolished during explosive Glasgow 2014 Opening Ceremony

By Gary Anderson

April 3 - Five of the Red Road tower blocks in Glasgow will be demolished as part of the Opening Ceremony for the 2014 Commonwealth Games ©Glasgow 2014After 50 years as part of the Glasgow skyline, the iconic Red Road tower blocks in the north-east of the city will be demolished as part of an explosive Opening Ceremony to this year's Commonwealth Games.

Athletes warned over social media ahead of Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games

By Gary Anderson

April 2 - The CGF has issued strict guidelines regarding the use of social media during Glasgow 2014 ©Getty Images Athletes competing at Glasgow 2014 have been warned they could be thrown out of the event if they do not adhere to strict social media guidelines released by the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF).
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