Last year’s Commonwealth Games in Glasgow provided a multi-million pound boost boost to the city’s economy but Scotland as a country did not enjoy any significant financial advantages, according to official estimates published today to coincide with the first anniversary of the Opening ceremony.
A new Commonwealth Games £800,000 ($1.3 million/€1.2 million) legacy fund to celebrate the first anniversary of Glasgow 2014 has been set-up to try to encourage exercise among the least active people in Scotland.
AG Barr, the Scottish soft drinks maker whose brands include Irn-Bru and Strathmore Water, has outlined the benefits the company derived from its Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games sponsorship, while announcing a 10 per cent increase in annual profits.
Last year's Commonwealth Games in Glasgow was delivered £32 million ($48 million/€45 million) under the predicted £575 million ($859 million/€814 million) budget, a new report published today has revealed, while public funding was £37.2 million ($55.5 million/€52.6 million) less than anticipated.
Commonwealth Games silver medallists Aileen McGlynn and Louise Haston have attended the opening of a special display dedicated to their achievements at the Riverside Museum in Glasgow.
A first wave of residents have moved into homes in what was the Athletes' Village during the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.
Two Ugandan rugby sevens players who failed to return home following last year's Commonwealth Games in Glasgow have been found playing for an amateur club in Wales.
Last year's Commonwealth Games was delivered £35 million ($54 million/€47 million) under budget, figures published by Glasgow 2014 Ltd have revealed as it takes the first steps towards ceasing operations.
A survey has revealed that the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games Opening and Closing Ceremonies were found to be the most inspirational moments of the Games.
The 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.
Glasgow 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.
The 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.
Glasgow 2014 was delivered £25million ($40 million/€32 million) under budget, according to current financial reports published today.
Up to £10,000 ($16,000/€12,500) worth of medical equipment left over from the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games is to be used by a charity in Africa that provides free maternity care and surgery to help women injured in childbirth.
The record breaking rugby sevens tournament at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games has been named as the sport's top event of the year at Rugby Expo 2014.