The Commonwealth Games hit Glasgow in less than two weeks and will run from the 23rd of July until the 3rd of August. The Commonwealth Games is an international, multi-sport event involving athletes from the Commonwealth of Nations. The event was first held in 1930 and takes place every four years. The Commonwealth Games are described as the third largest multi-sport event in the world, after the Olympic Games and the Asian Games.

 

At the heart of the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) is the will to dynamically promote and celebrate a unique, friendly, world class Games. The Commonwealth Games are often referred to as the ‘Friendly Games’.

 

Sports

There are ten core and seven selected sports in this years Commonwealth Games. Click here to find out more about the 17 sports and the medals that will be fiercely competed for at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.

 

Transport

It’s not long until Glasgow comes alive and the city welcomes up to one million spectators to enjoy the excitement of Scotland’s biggest sporting and cultural festival.

 

At the 2014 Commonwealth Games, Glasgow are making sure that getting to events and exploring the city will be a positive experience for everyone. Due to the extra visitors the Games will bring, it’s better to plan and book ahead.

 

Where To Stay

Accommodation will be really important if you plan to stay a few days. Both the Holiday Inn Edinburgh and Holiday Inn Edinburgh – City West are situated midway between the Airport and not far from the City Centre. The City West is also only 2 miles from Edinburgh Castle.

 

The Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games will offer three compact site clusters for competition venues within the City of Glasgow. These will make the most of the City’s extensive sporting and events infrastructure.

 

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