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Glasgow 2014 to deliver some carnival Clow-t

Every year, Glaswegians look forward to the giant carnival that weaves it way through the city as part of the West End Festival with great anticipation, but this time, they will also await a chance to see one of Scotland's young Commonwealth Games prospects in action thanks to the involvement of Glasgow 2014.

Victoria Clow, a member of Team Scotland at the Delhi 2010 Commonwealth Games, will form part of Glasgow 2014's colourful showcase on “Festival Sunday” (5 June) as the city closes in on the milestone of three years to go.


Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games on Track and on Budget

Glasgow 2014 is on track and on budget, as the first of the six monthly Games Partners' Progress Reports is published.  The report details the rate of progress being made, and illustrates how the Games are on track to leave a lasting legacy of new and enhanced facilities, whilst also utilising the existing exceptional facilities in Glasgow.

The report is aimed at keeping the public informed of progress across all aspects of delivery.  The progress made to date across Glasgow 2014 includes detail on the following projects:


Canada and New Zealand give Glasgow the thumbs-up after visiting the Host City in preperation for 2014

Commonwealth Games Associations from Canada, England, New Zealand, Scotland and Wales were in Glasgow this week to see how the city is preparing for the 2014 Games and were “hugely impressed” with the progress Glasgow has made.

The Commonwealth Games Associations, who are responsible for ensuring the best possible representation from their country at the Games and the well-being of their athletes during competition, met key members from the Organising Committee during the three-day visit and attended a number of key briefing sessions.


Glasgow 2014 asks Scotland to “Sport Your Trainers” on Commonwealth Day

People across Scotland are being encouraged to wear their trainers on Commonwealth Day, March 14th, and support the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games in a campaign launched by Glasgow 2014 Chairman Robert Smith and Commonwealth gold and silver medallist Robbie Renwick.

The national “Sport Your Trainers” day will encourage everyone from business leaders, schoolchildren and doctors to politicians, office workers and housewives to ditch their normal footwear and wear their trainers for the day in support of the Commonwealth Games.


Glasgow preparing for 2014 Commonwealth Games handover ceremony

Months of anticipation, preparation and hard work are coming to fruition for the 346 volunteer Cast Members who will take part in the eight minute creative performance for the Delhi 2010 Flag Handover Ceremony. Cast Members are currently being put through their paces at Bootcamp style rehearsals at secret locations in Glasgow. The Cast Members have come from all over Scotland to proudly represent their country at the Flag Handaver Ceremony segment of the Dehli 2010 Closing Ceremony an Thursday October 14. Each volunteer has spent months preparing for what will truly be a once in a lifetime experience.

The top secret Bootcamp involves physically demanding dance and drill practice sessions with giant props, including a 30-metre long replica of the Clyde Auditorium, affectionately known as The Armadillo. This requires almost military style precision levels of discipline to handle the giant prop and is all part of the cast member preparations as they get ready to showcase Scotland's proud heritage and culture to an expected global audience of one billion. While the performance itself remains under wraps, it promises to be truly un ique with Cast Members coming from all over Scotland many of whom will have had no previous performance experience!


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