Published on April 17th, 2014 | by admin0
The Countdown To The Commonwealth Games Is On!
After the success of London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games which captivated an entire nation and left abiding memories of a lifetime, anticipation is now building for the XX Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.
With less than 100 days to go until the Games’ opening ceremony on 23 July, the medals which 6,500 athletes from the Commonwealth of Nations will compete for across 48 different events have been unveiled this week.
And to coincide with the gold, silver and bronze medals which will be awarded at 261 medial ceremonies during the Games, the spirit of Glasgow 2014 has been captured in a beautiful commemorative 50p coin designed by Alex Loudon.
The Commonwealth Games in Glasgow have been dubbed as Games for the whole of Scotland which is expected to capture both the hearts and minds of the host nation as well as the rest of the UK, the wider Commonwealth and indeed the world.
As well as the four home nations of the UK which all send separate teams to the Commonwealth Games, 71 nations will be represented including Australia who have been the winning team on no fewer than 12 occasions amassing an impressive total of 803 gold medals, more than any other since the Games were first held in Hamilton, Canada in 1930.
This is the third time Scotland has hosted the Commonwealth Games and it is set to be a wonderful sporting spectacle over 11 days of competition from 23rd July to 3rd August.
Usain Bolt is amongst the star attractions expected to participate in Glasgow and he is set to be joined by Greg Yelavich, a shooter from New Zealand who could compete in his eighth consecutive Commonwealth Games which would be a record in itself.