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Olympic bounce for Glasgow 2014 as sports fans inspired by thrills of the Games

The Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games is already gaining a major boost from the feel-good factor generated by the London 2012 Olympics, according to latest research.

Interest in buying tickets for Glasgow 2014 has doubled and more than 40% of Scots say their experience of London 2012 has made them more excited about the prospect of sporting stars from 71 nations and territories competing in the Commonwealth Games in two years' time.

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CGF delighted with Glasgow 2014 progress, stress ‘no time to waste'

The Co-ordination Commission (CoCom) of the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) today concluded its second inspection visit to Glasgow, the host city of the 2014 Commonwealth Games. The four member panel, chaired by Bruce Robertson, CGF Vice-President, has spent two days meeting with the Glasgow 2014 Organising Committee and representatives from a range of Games' partners.

Speaking at a media conference at the headquarters of the Organising Committee, Mr Robertson praised the progress made by the games organisers and partners since the first CoCom visit in October 2011. Much of this progress is a natural part of the 'gearing up' process as the organisers enter into the detailed operational planning phase now we are just 28 months away from the start of the Games.

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Sprint star Collins backs ‘Sport your Trainers'

Commonwealth gold medalist Kim Collins has urged sports fans everywhere to Sport their Trainers on Commonwealth Day. The 100m sprinter, who won bronze at the 2011 World Championships in Daegu, took time out of his preparations for London 2012 to get behind the campaign which links Glasgow 2014 to taking steps to a healthier lifestyle.

"Physical activity is absolutely crucial to the health of a nation and I think campaigns like this are win-win. They encourage people to become more active and make them aware that the Commonwealth Games are coming," said Collins.

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Commonwealth Games Federation President HRH Prince Imran visits Glasgow

The sports champion Prince who now heads the global Commonwealth Games movement believes Glasgow 2014 will be an outstanding festival of world-class sport after his first official visit to the city this week.

HRH Prince Imran from Malaysia, who was elected as President of the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) last November, met with Glasgow 2014's Organising Committee to hear how preparations for the Games are moving forward and to see the planning process which will ensure the successful delivery of the Games.

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Coordinated approach agreed for Glasgow 2014 Ceremonies, Cultural Programme and Queen's Baton Relay

Glasgow 2014's landmark Opening and Closing Ceremonies, Cultural Programme and Queen's Baton Relay will be delivered in a seamless and consistent creative approach for the first time which promotes both Glasgow and Scotland to the world. The coordinated approach will deliver an unforgettable experience of the nation and city in the lead up to and during the Games. Recognising the importance of this programme, the Glasgow 2014 Board has tasked Board Member Eileen Gallagher OBE to Chair a Ceremonies, Culture and Queen's Baton Relay Steering Group.

With the Opening Ceremony on 23 July 2014 at Celtic Park expected to attract an international television audience of more than one billion, Glasgow has an opportunity to make a lasting impact across the world. This memorable experience will be replicated at the Closing Ceremony at Hampden Stadium 11 days later.

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