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Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games unveil 'Clyde' as Official Mascot

clydeClyde, the patriotic and adventurous thistle who will be the friendly face of the Games, made a dramatic entrance as he was unveiled to the world at BBC Scotland's HQ in Glasgow – located appropriately on the banks on the world-famous river that inspired his name.

He was welcomed on stage by Olympic swimming stars Rebecca Adlington and Michael Jamieson. Along with 150 school pupils from across the city they heard for the first time Clyde's magical story – as told by actor, comedian and Glasgow 2014 Ambassador Billy Connolly, who narrated an animated film which premiered at the launch.

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Swimming star Rebecca Adlington set to make a splash at the launch of the official Glasgow 2014 Mascot

Swimming star and London 2012 medallist Rebecca Adlington has today (Monday 17 September) been announced as a Glasgow 2014 Ambassador. The Team GB sensation will experience her first involvement with the Games at this week's launch of the official Glasgow 2014 Mascot.

Double Olympic champion and Great Britain's greatest ever swimmer Rebecca will join Great Britain's most celebrated Olympian Sir Chris Hoy, who was recently announced as the first Glasgow 2014 Ambassador.

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Sir Chris Hoy revealed as first Ambassador for Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games

Great Britain's most celebrated Olympian Sir Chris Hoy is today revealed as the first Official Ambassador for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. Sir Chris is the first of a select group of high profile sporting and celebrity figures who will work with the Glasgow 2014 Organising Committee over the next two years to promote the Games and help ensure as many people as possible make the most of Scotland's largest ever sporting and cultural event.

Specific details of his involvement will be announced in the coming weeks, but will include appearances in high-profile promotional campaigns and events as well as on-going support for the Glasgow 2014 Organising Committee.

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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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