Commonwealth Games 2014

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It’s an exciting time up in Scotland right now. I recently wrote an article about the Edinburgh Marathon Festival and in less than two weeks time, Glasgow will host the Commonwealth Games 2014.


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. For more information about the Commonwealth Games, take a look at the Commonwealth Games Federation. It’s packed full of extra information such as the constitution, the brand, countries and results.


The Commonwealth Games 2014 will run from the 23rd of July until the 3rd of August. It’s a perfect opportunity for any lover of sport to witness sporting professionals at work. There are 17 sports on show at Glasgow 2014. From the precision of Lawn Bowls to the combat of Wrestling, the high adrenaline of track events and the grace of Gymnastics. There’s something for everyone to watch at the Commonwealth Games 2014.


Please click here for information on the official ticketing guide. There are 13 venues on show and these will make the most of the City’s extensive events and sporting infrastructure.


If you fancy staying to watch the entire games, accommodation will be important. A couple of hotels I’d recommend are the Holiday Inn Glasgow Airport and the Holiday Inn Edinburgh. Both are situated midway between the Airport and the City Centre so are ideal locations.


While you’re at the games why not take advantage of the beautiful Scottish surroundings? We recently visited Edinburgh Zoo and my family loved it! There are also several castles to visit in Scotland as well as other iconic buildings.


So book your tickets now and make a family holiday of it. As always, I’ll be keeping a close eye on the boxing.


About The Author

Following the birth of his son in 2009, Paul was unfit and sluggish. Since then he's been training using a range of exercise techniques and gained some valuable information over the years. Events he has completed to date are Total Warrior, Pier To Pier, Bamburgh 10k, Hamsterley 10k, Blaydon Races, Newcastle Stampede and over 50 parkruns. In 2012 he created his own challenge called the '12 Days of Christmas.' He raised over £1000 for Percy Hedley by running 60 miles to celebrate their 60 years. In 2013 he ran the '12 parkruns of Christmas' with friend Lee Nyland. The pair raised over £1400 for the Tiny Lives Fund.

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