The Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games will this summer bring together thousands of elite athletes, friendly volunteers and excited spectators to join an incredible festival of sport and culture, generating enormous pride in Glasgow and across Scotland, and hopefully leave a lasting legacy.
The Commonwealth Games is an international, multi sport event involving athletes from the 53 members of the Commonwealth of Nations, yet 71 teams participate in the Commonwealth Games as a number of British overseas territories, Crown dependencies and island states also compete under their own flag.
The four Home Nations of the United Kingdom – England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland all send separate teams to compete.
The Games are overseen by the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF), which also controls the sporting programme and selects the host cities.
The event was first held in 1930 and has taken place every four years ever since (except 1942 and 1946 which were cancelled). The games are described as the third largest multi-sport event in the world, after the Olympic’s and Asian Games.
Why not visit Craigatin House & Courtyard in Pitlochry when visiting Glasgow Commonwealth Games 2014?
For more details on the Commonwealth Games, see the official website here: www.glasgow2014.com