Commonwealth Games

Scottish firms urged to compete for contracts at Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games

firmBy Tom Degun

craig-lear-glasgow 2014_24-02-12February 24 - Scotland's leading food and drink producers have been urged to showcase the best of the country's produce by competing for contracts at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.

Mayor does not want Gold Coast Council cut out of planning for 2018 Commonwealth Games

By Tom Degun

Ron Clarke_in_front_of_Gold_Coast_2018_logoFebruary 22 - Gold Coast Mayor Ron Clarke (pictured), the former middle and long-distance athletics star who played a major role in helping the Australian city win the right to stage the 2018 Commonwealth Games, has called for the Gold Coast City Council to have a greater role in planning and staging the 2018 Commonwealth Games.

Peters appointed as chief executive of Gold Coast 2018 Organising Committee

By Duncan Mackay

Mark Peters_with_cyclistFebruary 17 - Mark Peters (pictured left) has been rewarded for successfully leading the Gold Coast's bid to host the 2018 Commonwealth Games by being appointed as the chief executive of the Organising Committee, it has been announced. 

UK Athletics head coach urges top athletes to compete at Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games

By Tom Degun

Charles van_Commenee_14-02-12February 14 - UK Athletics head coach Charles van Commenee (pictured) has given a major indication that he would like to see his top British athletes, including the likes of Jessica Ennis and Phillips Idowu, compete at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.

New project unveiled to create young leaders and volunteers ahead of Glasgow 2014

By Tom Degun

lead 2014_glasgow_2014_10-02-12February 10 - Lead 2014, a youth leadership and volunteering campaign that aims to develop leadership skills through sport ahead of Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, has been launched at the University of Stirling.

Edmonton looking to be Canadian candidate for 2022 Commonwealth Games

By Tom Degun

Edmonton May_13February 9 - Edmonton have revealed that they are looking to be put forward as a candidate for the 2022 Commonwealth Games after Brian MacPherson, the chief executive of Commonwealth Games Canada, revealed exclusively to insidethegames that the country is intending to bid for the prestigious competition.

Exclusive: Canada planning to bid for 2022 Commonwealth Games

By Tom Degun

Canadia athlete_with_flagFebruary 5 - Canada is planning to launch a bid for the 2022 Commonwealth Games and has already been approached by a number of cities interested in being the candidate, it has been revealed by Brian MacPherson, the chief executive of Commonwealth Games Canada.

Glasgow 2014 hope tax break will attract top athletes to Commonwealth Games

By Duncan Mackay

Usain Bolt_celebrating_after_crossing_the_line_Beijing_2008January 26 - Glasgow 2014 have today welcomed the announcement that athletes from outside the UK who compete at the Commonwealth Games will not have to pay income tax, an incentive designed to try to ensure high-profile stars like Jamaica's Usain Bolt compete in the event. 

Gold Coast 2018 chief executive set to be picked after applications close

By Tom Degun

Mark Peters_head_and_shoulders_Gold_Coast_June_23_2011January 22 - The deadline for applications for the position of chief executive of the Gold Coast 2018 Organising Committee has now passed with Mark Peters (pictured), the chief executive if the Bid Committee, the favourite to land the role.
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