Commonwealth Games

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. 

Exclusive: Grevemberg confident about new role as chief executive of Commonwealth Games Federation

By Paul Osborne

David Grevemberg is hopeful that experience from previous roles in sport will benefit him as he takes over as chief executive of the Commonwealth Games Federation ©Glasgow 2014Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games chief David Grevemberg is positive that previous roles in the sports industry will be pivotal to his success at the new head of the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF).

Glasgow 2014 medical equipment to be used by African charity

By Gary Anderson

Medical equipment from the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games will be used by a charity in Africa ©AFP/Getty ImagesUp 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.

Exclusive: Martin claims she has "every confidence" Durban will still bid for 2022 Commonwealth Games despite lack of activity

By Paul Osborne

Louise Martin has stated she has full confidence that there will be two strong bids for the 2022 Commonwealth Games ©Glasgow 2014Louise Martin, chair of the Evaluation Commission for the 2022 Commonwealth Games, is confident that Durban still plan to bid for the event despite their lack of activity so far. 

Edmonton sports centre upgrade could help 2022 Commonwealth Games bid, claims Councillor

By Daniel Etchells

Kinsmen Sports Centre could again play a part in the Commonwealth Games if Edmonton's bid to host the 2022 event is successfuly ©WikipediaA planned multi-million dollar upgrade of a facility used for the 1978 Commonwealth Games could help Edmonton's bid to stage the 2022 edition of the event, it has been claimed. 

Glasgow 2014 rugby sevens named top event of year after record-breaking tournament

By Gary Anderson

New Zealand in action against South Africa during Glasgow 2014 rugby sevens which was named the rugby's event of the year ©Getty Images 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.
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