Commonwealth Games

Glasgow 2014 Opening Ceremony will celebrate Glaswegian and Commonwealth values, claims director

By Nick Butler at the Main Press Centre in Glasgow

The Opening Ceremony will embrace Glasgow and the rest of the Commonwealth, it was insisted this morning ©ITGAn "innovative, individual and inclusive" Opening Ceremony of the Commonwealth Games will be a party celebrating Glaswegian values but in a way that will have resonance for the rest of the world, head of ceremonies and creative director David Zolkwer promised here today.

Rules waived for Glasgow 2014 after bungling countries forget to enter athletes

By Duncan Mackay at The Hilton Hotel in Glasgow

Nearly 50 athletes from eight countries will be allowed to compete at Glasgow 2014 despite missing last month's entry deadline ©Glasgow 2014Nearly 50 athletes have been given special permission to compete in the Commonwealth Games despite their countries missing last month's deadline for entries.

We don't seek to wag the finger on LGBT rights, says Scottish Minister

By Gary Anderson at Glasgow Caledonian University

Humza Yousaf says it is not the Scottish Government's role to point fingers over LGBT rights ©Humza YousafScotland does not seek to dictate to fellow Commonwealth Games countries when it comes to rights for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community, claimed the Scottish Government's Minister for External Affairs and International Development, Humza Yousaf, here today.

Amaechi hopes Glasgow 2014 can improve gay rights across Commonwealth

By Duncan Mackay at the Main Press Centre in Glasgow

Former NBA star John Amaechi (centre) claims the Commonwealth Games will help improve the situation for homosexuals in countries where they are currently discriminated against ©ITGGlasgow 2014 can help shine attention on anti-gay laws that the majority of homosexuals in Commonwealth countries face, former NBA star John Amaechi claimed here today.

Queen's Baton Relay arrives in Glasgow in early morning celebration

By Nick Butler at Doulton Fountain on Glasgow Green

Anne-Marie Monaghan, pictured with enthusiastic friends and family members, as well as Glasgow 2014 mascot Clyde, before carrying the Baton on to the streets of Glasgow ©ITGAfter 286 days and a 190,000-kilometre journey spanning 70 nations and territories, the Queen's Baton Relay made a triumphant arrival in Glasgow this morning just days before the Opening Ceremony of the Commonwealth Games on Wednesday (July 23).

Glasgow 2014 norovirus outbreak traced to toilet in Athletes' Village

By Nick Butler at the Main Press Centre in Glasgow

More than 50 people have now been affected by norovirus at Glasgow 2014 ©Glasgow 2014Numbers of workers affected by an outbreak of norovirus at the Glasgow 2014 Athlete's Village has passed 50 with four days until the Games get underway.

Brock-Doyle brought in at late notice to head Glasgow 2014 communications

By Duncan Mackay at the Main Press Centre in Glasgow

Jackie Brock-Doyle, the former director of communications and public affairs, has been brought in by Glasgow 2014 ©Getty ImagesJackie Brock-Doyle, director of communications and public affairs during the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics, has been drafted at late notice to carry out a similar role for Glasgow 2014. 

Journalists unhappy at having to pay for MyGamesINFO service at Glasgow 2014

By Gary Anderson

Journalists are unhappy at having to pay to access MyGamesINFO at Glasgow 2014 ©Glasgow 2014Rumblings over charges for journalists and media at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games continue to surface as concerns over access to the official MyGamesINFO service were raised.

Norovirus hits 32 people at Glasgow 2014 Athletes' Village

By Emily Goddard

Norovirus has hit 32 people at the Glasgow 2014 Athletes’ Village ©Glasgow 2014A suspected outbreak of norovirus has hit 32 workers at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games Athletes' Village, National Health Service (NHS) Greater Glasgow and Clyde has said.
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