Commonwealth Games

Kenyan boycott of Glasgow 2014 averted after Government promise to pay team allowances

By Duncan Mackay

Kenya's team captain Ezekiel Kemboi had led threats that the team would boycott Glasgow 2014 unless they received their allowances ©Getty ImagesKenya's Government has stepped in to prevent the country's top athletes, including Olympic champions David Rudisha and Ezekiel Kemboi, boycotting the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow after agreeing to pay the team's allowances.

England House in heart of Glasgow set to welcome fans for Commonwealth Games

By Gary Anderson

Committee Room 9 in Glasgow city centre will be the location of England House at the Commonwealth Games ©CGEEngland House, the official home for fans of Team England at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, is due to open its doors on Wednesday (July 23) in the heart of the Scottish city.

Action from Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games available live on YouTube

By Gary Anderson

YouTube is set to broadcast live action from a Commonwealth Games for the first time in history this month ©AFP/Getty ImagesViewers around the world will be able to watch live action from Glasgow 2014 online via an official YouTube channel for the first time in Commonwealth Games history.

Scottish rugby legend Hastings named as first Chieftain of Glasgow 2014 Athletes’ Village

By Gary Anderson

Former Scotland rugby captain Gavin Hastings has been revealed as the first Chieftain of the Glasgow 2014 Athletes' Village ©Glasgow 2014Former Scotland and British and Irish Lions star Gavin Hastings has today been unveiled as the first ever Chieftain of the Athletes' Village at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.

Rod Stewart to perform at Glasgow 2014 Opening Ceremony

By Gary Anderson

Rod Stewart is set to belt out his hits at the Glasgow 2014 Opening Ceremony ©Getty Images Singing legend Rod Stewart is set to perform at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony as organisers reveal more star-studded names that have been added to the line-up for the event in Celtic Park.

Petition calls for axing of "horrendous" Team Scotland Glasgow 2014 parade uniform

By Zjan Shirinian

The unfiorm has split opinion, with many signing an online petition calling for it to be changed ©Commonwealth Games ScotlandAlmost 25,000 people have signed an online petition calling for the "horrendous" uniforms for Scotland's athletes at the Glasgow 2014 Opening Ceremony to be ditched.

Glasgow 2014 to reach global audience of 1.5 billion with new TV deals

By Emily Goddard

CBS Sports Network will broadcast the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games in the US ©CBS Sports NetworkGlasgow 2014 is predicted to reach a global audience of more than 1.5 billion people after it announced new television deals in the United States and the Caribbean.

Rehearsals well underway as Glasgow 2014 Ceremonies cast gear up for Celtic Park spectacular

By Gary Anderson

Cast members of the Glasgow 2014 Opening Ceremony have been continuing rehearsals for the event at Celtic Park ©Glasgow 2014Rehearsals are well underway in the countdown to Glasgow 2014 as the Ceremonies cast continue their preparation for the Opening Ceremony spectacular at Celtic Park on July 23.

Monstrous welcome in store as Nessie comes to Glasgow 2014 Athletes' Village

By Gary Anderson

Nessie the Loch Ness Monster is set to welcome athletes and team officials to the Glasgow 2014 Athletes' Village ©Glasgow 2014Scotland's most famous resident, Nessie the Loch Ness Monster, is set to welcome around 6,500 athletes and team officials at the Glasgow 2014 Athletes' Village when it officially opens its doors on Sunday (July 13).
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