Saturday, March 31, 2012

Commonwealth Games 2014 in the News

Its still quite a lot time left for commonwealth games to start making it large in media. Around 6-8 moths before the event we will start hearing news about Glasgow commonwealth games all over media (print, tv, radio and online etc.). So far there isn't much hype in the media about Glasgow commonwealth games but last year common wealth games are still in the highlight due to large amount of corruption done in the hosting country India at that time. Main criminal in that case is Mr Suresh Kalmadi. I'll not take you off topic by talking about a cause i.e a worry for almost al countries in the world.

Let me quickly summarize you about what's going on in the news for commonwealth games:

  1. Sarah Kelly the teenage international runner from Great Britain has recovered from the injury and is expected to make a comeback in the commonwealth games to be held in Glasgow. According to her coach Liz McColgan she is fully fit and training hard for the comeback.
  2. Its rumored that the security costs for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games may cross the budget approved by the Scottish Parliament. Scotish government has already once increased the security budget from £373m to £524m, but the new budget suggest that this may need to be increase further.
  3. Atos which is one of the leading international IT company has been named one of the sponsor of the Commonwealth Games 2014. Information about the same can be found at Atos website as well.
  4. This is not a news but an update or reminder for you that games will be held in July and August 2014

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Glasgow commonwealth games 2014 Venues

Venues for the 2014 commonwealth games to be held in Glasgow has been
finalised. Games will be playes at 4 different location across the
city of Glasgow. The four locations has been selected so as to make
sure that organisors can get the full use of cities infrastructur for
the mega sporting event. Also its beleived this will help the common
wealth games 2014 run smoothly and offer sports representatives and
tourists experinece the diversity and enjoy their stay during the

The four selected locations are:
1. East end
2. South side
3. Satelite Locations
4. West end

The commonwealth games village in being built in the East end which
also includes Glasgow Green Hockey Centre Celtic Park, Tollcross
International Swimming Centre and Commonwealth Arena and Sir Chris Hoy
Velodrome. The South side cluster will include Ibrox stadium, Hampden
Park and Cathkin Braes Country Park.

In the Satellite Locations players and visitors can experince the
luxury offered by Royal Commonwealth Pool, Strathclyde Country Park
and Barry Buddon Shooting Centre. Whereas the West end cluster for the
Glasgow commonweath games 2014 will have Scotstoun Sports Campus, SECC
Precinct and Kelvingrove Lawn Bowls Centre. Scotstoun Sports Campus
will be used for Squash and Table Tennis competitions and will be
upgraded by the games to have two courts for Squash (glass walled) &
twenty TT tables.