The 20th Commonwealth Games 2014 in Glasgow

Commonwealth Games 2014


The twentieth Commonwealth Games will be organized in Glasgow of Scotland (United Kingdom). The Games will last for 11 days – from July 23rd to August 3rd, 2014. Glasgow is the largest city in Scotland and, as of the 2011 census, is the Scottish city with the highest population density with 3,395 people per square kilometre. It is situated on the River Clyde in the country’s West Central Lowlands.

Glasgow 2014 logo

Commonwealth Games Glasgow 2014 logo

This is the third times that Scotland hosts the competitions. The last two times were in 1970 and 1986 in Edinburgh city. This Commonwealth Games will be the biggest one as well the biggest multi-sports tournament ever held in Scotland, UK. Over the last ten years, Scotland had organized World, Commonwealth, European and British events in all 17 sports proposed for the 2014 Commonwealth Games, including the World Badminton Championships in the year of 1997.

Venues

The Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games will offer three compact site clusters for 14 competition venues together with one athletes village within the City of Glasgow. These will make the most of the City’s extensive sporting and events infrastructure.

Official Website

Official news, tickets and results of the Games will be found at glasgow2014 (dot) com

Sports and Events

There are a total of 17 sports and 261 medal events that will be contested at the 20th Commonwealth Games 2014 as listed below (Each numbers in parentheses shows the number of medals events competed in each sport)

  • Aquatics
    • Diving (10) (details)
    • Swimming (44)
  • Athletics (50) (details)
  • Badminton (6) (details)
  • Boxing (13)
  • Cycling
    • Mountain biking (2)
    • Road (4)
    • Track (17)
  • Gymnastics
    • Artistic gymnastics (14)
    • Rhythmic gymnastics (6)
  • Hockey (2)
  • Judo (14)
  • Lawn Bowls (10) (details)
  • Netball (1)
  • Rugby sevens (1)
  • Shooting (19)
  • Squash (5)
  • Table tennis (7) (details)
  • Triathlon (3)
  • Weightlifting (19)
  • Wrestling
    • Freestyle (14)

Schedule

The schedule of the competition will be announced soon.

Hotels and accommodations in Glasgow during Commonwealth Games 2014

As the biggest city in Scotland, Glasgow has full ranges of hotels to cater any needs of visitors. If you are planning to stay in Glasgow during the 20th Commonwealth Games, early hotel booking as well air ticket booking are extremely recommended.