Glasgow successfully hosted the XXth Commonwealth Games in 2014. This was the third time that Scotland had been chosen to host the Games. The previous two were in Edinburgh, the first in 1970 and again in 1986.
The Scottish Government was one of three partners in the Games, and contributed 80 per cent to the net public cost of the Games. The other partners were Glasgow City Council, whichl contributed 20 per cent to the net public cost of the Games, and Commonwealth Games Scotland.
The Opening Ceremony of the XXth Commonwealth Games took place at Celtic Park on July 23, 2014. The Games themselves were delivered by the Games Organising Committee.
The first Games were held in 1930 in Hamilton, Canada, where 11 countries sent 400 athletes to take part in six sports and 59 events. Since then, the Games have been held every four years (except for 1942 and 1946 because of the Second World War). In 2014 Glasgow hosted 71 countries and territories and more than 6,500 athletes and officials across 17 sports.
The Games are not only about delivering a major sporting event, they also offer the chance to achieve a lasting and positive legacy from the Games for the whole of Scotland.
Visit www.legacy2014.co.uk for all the latest information and to see examples of people benefitting now.