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Glasgow hosting 2014 Games

Posted on: October 6, 2009

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The Commonwealth Games, also known as ‘the Friendly Games’ will take place in Glasgow, Scotland, in the summer of 2014. 71 nations voted in Sri Lanka in November 2004 and Glasgow won the bid to host the prestigious games. There was much celebration throughout the city and plans were quickly put in place to build and upgrade suitable venues in clusters to ensure all parts of the city can share the experience. The world-class facilities will be left as a legacy for future use by the community. It will be the largest multi-sport event ever held in Scotland with 17 sports featured. The logo for the Games was first used during Glasgow’s bid showing two sprinters woven into a tartan motif, representing Scotland.

Glasgow is a modern and cosmopolitan city also known as ‘The Dear Green Place’. It is well known for its vibrant lifestyle, dry humor and undistinguishable accent of its people. Formerly it was the ship building capital of the world and the architecture around the city reflects the richness that was once there.

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