Commonwealth Games

Sunset+Vine and Global Television win host broadcaster contract for Glasgow 2014

By Tom Degun

alex salmond_and_lord_smith_05-07-12July 5 - Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond has today revealed that Sunset+Vine along with Global Television have been awarded the host broadcaster contract for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.

Construction on Glasgow 2014 Athletes' Village delayed after kestrels found nesting

By Tom Degun

dalmarnock-tenement-facing-demolition-for-glasgow-2014 03-07-12July 3 - Construction on the Athletes' Village for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games has been delayed after kestrels were found nesting in a deserted building that was due to be demolished.

Cricket set for Gold Coast 2018 after Prince Tunku presentation

By Tom Degun

ICC JUne_29July 1 - Prince Tunku Imran, President of the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF), has claimed he is hopeful about getting cricket on the sports programme for the 2018 Commonwealth Games after a positive meeting with the International Cricket Council (ICC) Executive Board in Kuala Lumpur.

Exclusive: Talks underway between CGF and ICC over return of cricket to Commonwealth Games

By Tom Degun

South Africa_team_26_JuneJune 26 - Prince Tunku Imran, President of the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF), is set to present to the International Cricket Council (ICC) Executive Board meeting in Kuala Lumpur tomorrow as his organisation continues its drive to have the sport included in the Commonwealth Games.

Glasgow 2014 unveils timekeeping specialists Longines as its first Tier One Partner

By Tom Degun

Longines logo_20_JuneJune 21 - Glasgow 2014 today unveiled luxury watch brand Longines as its first Tier One Partner in a move that will see the organisation act as Official Timekeeper for the Commonwealth Games.

Plans for Gold Coast 2018 Athletes' Village in doubt after stark warning from auditers

By Tom Degun

Gold Coast_2018_logo_18_JuneJune 19 – Plans to construct a AU$663 million (£428 million/$671 million/€534 million) Athletes' Village for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games at Parklands have been thrown into doubt following an audit of Queensland's finances led by former Federal Treasurer Peter Costello.

Gold Coast 2018 to be more a "Toyota Games rather than a Rolls Royce one"

By Tom Degun

Prince Tunku_visits_Gold_Coast_2018_June_2012June 15 - Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) President Prince Tunku Imran (pictured) has said that the organisation are not expecting to see the Gold Coast stage a "Rolls-Royce" 2018 Commonwealth Games following his first visit to the Australian city since they won the right to stage the event last November.

Gold Coast 2018 prepare for visit from Commonwealth Games President

By Tom Degun

Gold-Coast-2018 June_7June 7 - Gold Coast 2018 are facing their first official visit from the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) since they won the right to stage the event last November with the new Organising Committee set to give an update on their preparations.

Opposition emerges as Glaswegians are asked to attend "charm school" ahead of 2014 Commonwealth Games

By Tom Degun

Glasgow taxi_driverJune 6 - A number of high profile figures, including Scottish actor and comic Greg Hemphill, have hit out at a plan to make around 10,000 Glaswegian taxi drivers, waiters, shopkeepers and other tourism industry workers attend "charm school" ahead of the Commonwealth Games to help them deal with the influx of international visitors.
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