Commonwealth Games

Australian Olympic gold medallist hits out at state of athletics track on Gold Coast

By Duncan Mackay

Sally Pearson_on_training_train_in_Griffith_UniversitySeptember 2 - Australia's Olympic gold medallist Sally Pearson has called on Gold Coast City Council to repair the track she trains on because they have neglected it for so long even though the city is hosting the 2018 Commonwealth Games.

Isle of Man appoints Chef de Mission for Glasgow 2014

By Duncan Mackay

Tonia LushingtonSeptember 1 - The Isle of Man has appointed Tonia Lushington as its Chef de Mission for the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, they have announced. 

Gold Coast looks to establish healthy Commonwealth Games "pregacy"

By David Gold

Gold Coast_2018_28-08-12August 27 - Legacy has been the watchword of the summer for the London 2012 organisers, but Australia's Gold Coast is looking to deliver what it calls a "pregacy" – bringing the benefits of hosting the Commonwealth Games to the city years in advance.

Commonwealth Games will generate $2 billion of economic benefits, predicts Gold Coast 2018 head

By Tom Degun

Gold Coast_2018_2_27_AugustAugust 28 - Nigel Chamier, chairman of the Gold Coast 2018, has claimed the Commonwealth Games will provide a huge economic boost to the Australian city as it prepares to stage the competition.

Former Scottish Sports Minister tasked to boost cycling in Glasgow ahead of 2014 Commonwealth Games

By Tom Degun

Sir Chris_Hoy_22_AugustAugust 23 - Glasgow City Council has appointed former Scottish Sports Minister Frank McAveety to boost cycling in the city ahead of the 2014 Commonwealth Games.

Fears grow over triathlon venue for Glasgow 2014 after Great Scottish Swim cancelled

By Tom Degun

triathlon swim_22_AugustAugust 22 - Fears that the triathlon event at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgo will have to be relocated are growing after the prestigious Great Scottish Swim, which was scheduled to take place in Strathclyde Loch this weekend, was cancelled due to concerns over high levels of pollution.

Exclusive: We need to manage expectation after London 2012, admits Glasgow 2014 chief

By Tom Degun in London

glasgow 2014August 21 - David Grevemberg, the chief executive of Glasgow 2014, admits that his organisation needs to manage expectations for the Commonwealth Games following the huge success of the London 2012 Olympics.

Glasgow 2014 appoint Jack Morton Worldwide to deliver Opening and Closing Ceremonies

By Duncan Mackay

Prince William_and_Kate_Middleton_kissAugust 14 - Jack Morton Worldwide, who were involved in Prince William's wedding to Kate Middleton last year, have been appointed to deliver the Opening and Closing Ceremonies for the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, it was announced today.

Theatre Royal in Glasgow receives £850,000 boost ahead of 2014 Commonwealth Games

By Tom Degun

Theatre Royal_Glasgow_1_8_AugustAugust 13 - The Theatre Royal in Glasgow, the oldest theatre in the city, has been given a £850,000 ($1.3 million/€985,100) grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund to help revamp the historic building ahead of the 2014 Commonwealth Games.
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