Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games

17 sports, 11 days of competition, 1 host city

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Glasgow 2014 has be one of the most successful Commonwealth Games ever. 6,500 athletes and officials from 71 nations and territories competed in 17 sports over the 11 days.

From the precision of lawn bowls to the exciting combat of wrestling and judo, from the high adrenaline of track events to the grace and beauty of gymnastics, Glasgow was the stage for a fantastic summer of sport, as well as a range of cultural and arts events. All this was enjoyed by over 1.2 million spectators and many more online or TV across the world.

What is the Commonwealth?

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Discover more about the Commonwealth, why it exists and which nations are members.

Queen's Baton Relay

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The Queen’s Baton Relay is a much loved tradition of the Commonwealth Games.


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Keep up to date with events relevant to Glasgow 2014 with our calendar.

About the Commonwealth Games

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Information on the history and traditions of the Commonwealth Games.

Sporting events

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Learn more about the 10 core and 7 selected sporting events which took place during the Games.

Para-Sports at Glasgow 2014

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Glasgow 2014 featured the most Para-Sport medal events in the history of the Games - 22 in total, spanning five sports.

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