Commonwealth Games

Commonwealth Games will put Scotland on the "global stage" predicts First Minister

By Duncan Mackay

Alex Salmond_SNP_Spring_Conference_Glasgow_March_10_2012March 10 - A new £10 million ($16 million/€12 million) scheme has been launched by Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond to try to capitalise on the legacy of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, which he has vowed to make "the greatest sporting event our country has ever seen".

Scottish independence referendum will increase interest in Glasgow 2014, it is claimed

By Tom Degun

Scottish flag_with_GB_flagFebruary 29 - Scott Stevenson, director of sport at Commonwealth Games Canada, has predicted that the controversial Scottish independence referendum could help increase interest in Glasgow 2014.

Exclusive: Early interest in 2022 Commonwealth Games is very encouraging, says CGF chief

By Tom Degun

mike hooper_28-02-12February 28 - Mike Hooper (pictured), chief executive of the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF), has claimed that early interest in bidding for the 2022 Commonwealth Games has put the organisation in a very healthy position.

Ron Clarke steps down as Gold Coast Mayor to stand for seat in Queensland poll

By Tom Degun

Ron Clarke_in_front_of_Gold_Coast_2018_logoFebruary 27 - Athletics legend Ron Clarke has resigned as Mayor of the Gold Coast to run for a seat in Queensland's State election next month and he has claimed that ensuring a successful 2018 Commonwealth Games will be one of his key priorities if he is elected.

Gold Coast 2018 Board to be set-up after Queensland state election

By Tom Degun

Anna Bligh_in_front_of_Gold_Coast_2018_logoFebruary 26 - The Organising Committee Board that will run the Gold Coast's 2018 Commonwealth Games will not be established until after Queensland's state election on March 24 this year, when all 89 members of the Legislative Assembly will be chosen.

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.
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