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Seb Coe 'impressed' by Glasgow 2014 preperations

Glasgow 2014 Chairman Lord Smith welcomed London 2012 Chairman Lord Sebastian Coe to Strathclyde Park on his first ever visit to a Glasgow 2014 satellite venue. A strong element of Glasgow's bid to host the Commonwealth Games in 2014 was that 70% of venues were already in place and today Lord Coe spoke of how impressed he was of Glasgow 2014's preparations.

Strathclyde Park already has an established international Rowing facility and regularly hosts Triathlon events, but it will be upgraded to ensure the best possible experience for athletes and spectators at Glasgow 2014.

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Glasgow 2014 starts global search for new Chief Executive

The Glasgow 2014 Organising Committee has started a global search for a permanent Chief Executive following John Scott's resignation on 27th June.

The successful candidate must be a dynamic leader who will inspire and motivate the organisation with a drive and energy that sustains a high level of focus during the planning and delivering of the Games.

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Pictograms launched as city celebrates Three Years to Go

One of the most eagerly anticipated design elements of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, the pictograms, were launched today. Visitors from across the globe will be guided round Glasgow by a series of revolutionary designs when the Commonwealth Games come to the city in 2014.

The 17 participating sports will be represented by their unique 'defining moment' in the iconic images whose primary purpose is to celebrate sport and aid wayfinding to members of the public, athletes and officials. The icons will be prominent on venues, signage, scoreboards and literature during Games-time, but will also feature prominently in marketing and merchandising efforts in the build-up to the Games.

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Michael Jamieson sets sights on Glasgow 2014 'fairytale'

michael_jamiesonWith just over three years until the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games begin, Scottish swimmer Michael Jamieson has spoken about his excitement for a home Commonwealth Games, in a blog for the Glasgow 2014 website.

Fresh from his double-gold medal winning performances at Tollcross in the Scottish National Championships, in the pool where he developed as a swimmer, Michael is excited by the prospect of being back where it all began at Glasgow 2014.

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Brian MacPherson named Commonwealth Games Canada CEO

Dr. Andrew Pipe, President of Commonwealth Games Canada (CGC), today announced that Brian MacPherson is the organization's new Chief Executive Officer.

"Brian is a proven leader with an abundance of highly relevant experience," stated Dr. Pipe. "An innovator and strategic thinker, he has led several national sport organizations and each one has achieved record-level performances, on and off the field of play."

MacPherson brings to CGC a quarter century in senior leadership positions in Canadian high performance sport. A former Executive Director at the Federation of Canadian Archers as well as Water Ski and Wakeboard Canada, he also served as Chief Executive Officer for the Canadian Paralympic Committee (CPC). There, he built successful partnerships and sponsorships that increased CPC revenues by a factor of ten. During his tenure, Canadian teams produced best-ever results in both summer and winter Paralympic Games.

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