Commonwealth Games

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.

Special film released by Commonwealth Games Federation to celebrate Queen's Diamond Jubilee

By Duncan Mackay

June 3 - The CoCGF Queen_Diamond_Jubilee_filmmmonwealth Games Federation (CGF) has released a new film to coincide with the celebrations for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee, which are currently taking place across Britain.

Glasgow 2014 commercial director to quit top role

By Tom Degun

John Donnelly_head_and_shouldersMay 12 - John Donnelly, the Glasgow 2014 commercial director, will leave the Organising Committee by mutual agreement at the end of next month.

Exclusive: Hampden Park athletics track is a risk worth taking, says Glasgow 2014 chief

By Tom Degun

David Grevemberg_May_11May 11 - Glasgow 2014 chief executive David Grevemberg (pictured) has admitted that his Organising Committee were always aware of the risk around building a temporary athletics track at Hampden Park, but said it is one they wanted to take in order to host the best possible Commonwealth Games.

Stockwell replacement as Gold Coast 2018 chairman announced

By Duncan Mackay

Nigel Chamier_head_and_shouldersMay 9 - Mark Stockwell's replacement as the chairman of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games has been confirmed as Brisbane businessman Nigel Chamier (pictured). 

Exclusive: CGF hail Stockwell's contribution to Gold Coast 2018 after controversial sacking

By Tom Degun

mark stockwell_mike_hooper_08-05-12May 8 - Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) chief executive Mike Hooper has praised the contribution of Mark Stockwell in helping the Gold Coast win the right to stage the 2018 Commonwealth Games but said that the hugely controversial decision to fire him is fully down to the relevant bodies in Australia.

Brisbane businessman set to replace Stockwell as chairman of Gold Coast 2018

By Duncan Mackay

Mark Stockwell_in_NoosaMay 7 - A new chairman of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Board is due to be chosen tomorrow as the Australian Commonwealth Games Association (ACGA) publicly claimed that they had backed Mark Stockwell (pictured), who has been sacked by Queensland's new Government.

Gold Coast 2018 chairman sacked in row over Athletes' Village

By Duncan Mackay

Mark Stockwell_head_and_shouldersMay 6 - Mark Stockwell has been sacked as the chairman of the Gold Coast 2018 Organising Committee despite being the driving force behind the city's successful bid for the Commonwealth Games.

Gold Coast 2018 recruit new managers to crucial roles

By Tom Degun

imgresMay 4 - Gold Coast 2018 have appointed three general managers to the key areas of marketing and communications, venues and operations and finance and business services with the trio set to play crucial roles as the Organising Committee gears up to host the Commonwealth Games.
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