Commonwealth Games 2014:Glasgow, Pictures,Videos

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Me with cute Clyde,the official Commonwealth Games Mascot
                                   

Welcome to Glasgow's George's Square. Up until the middle ages, this was just an old farmland and this was what was known for strip farming. Later in the years it became a big puddle and people would through rubbish in the puddle. Up until the 1781; The council made a decision that they want to level it. Today it is the center of Glasgow. The transformation from the old to the new is drastic. And so is Glasgow a very inviting destination with plenty to do here and more so to experience. The city is vibrant, dynamic and historical. With the next Commonwealth Games hosted in Glasgow, we do not have a reason to miss the occasion. 

But when you ask me, why should you attend just another Commonwealth Games? I would say simply because it is not going to be just another.

I have been to Scotland twice, and every time I go there I find it surprising. Surprising because contradicting the popular myth of bland and no-colors as we think it would be, Scotland is a vibrant mix of colors and celebration. It has its own charm and both Glasgow and Edinburgh are walk able. While Glasgow is more creatively historical in the way buildings are set up or even pavements and shops, Edinburgh is more like a cosmopolitan city. Best part is they are just connected by about 45 minutes by train. Recently inspired by my travel stories, one of my friends in London, UK decided to explore the land so underestimated and lucky she was to get back those oh-so-beautiful pictures. The food too is special, it has got a taste like no other, and how to forget the whiskies Scotland is famous for.

The Glasgow Commonwealth Games 2014 "One Year To Go" Tickets


                           Sir Chris Hoy is the national Champion who has won gold medal in previous
                                Games and is now the Commonwealth Games Ambassador

Initially called the Empire Games, the first games started with 4-5 games in Hamilton Canada .Since then the Commonwealth Games are played every 4 years bridging gaps between the nations, and highlighting the best of every game and stretching the athletes limit. If you remember, the last Commonwealth Games was held in Delhi in 2010, where we had marvelous display of grand athletic genius and celebrations too. The next Commonwealth is going to be held in Glasgow starting from 23rd July to 3rd August.6500 athletes,17 sports and 71 participating nations, this is going to be Scotland's biggest carnival. The cost of tickets for under 16 and over 60 is 7.5 pounds and for the regulars its 15 pounds. The ticketing starts tomorrow and the details are available at:Glasgow 2014 Tickets

The Glasgow Commonwealth Games 2014 "One Year To Go" Celebrations

I too had my share of fun in the "One Year To Go Commonwealth Games celebration in July". I tried how to cycle in the Chris Hoy Velodrome named after the national cycling champion, Sir Chris Hoy. And lucky I was to be able to do it, even you can. It's open for everyone, but is an incredible experience in itself. Next we went to the Hydro which is also the Commonwealth Games venue. The Hydro is a massive circular dome shaped arena, where some of the sports will take place. We also visited Hampton stadium which is the national stadium of Scotland. They said the level of the ground is up scaled to accommodate some sports- How interesting isn't it? I also met Clyde, the official Commonwealth Games Mascot and he is incredibly Cute. Cuter than I thought. And last but not the least the place is already up with the celebration, so wherever you go, you would either find bagpipers, or gals dancing, or guys singing or the balloons flying or a puppet show even on road. We’ll discuss some other things in the next post but before I take you further, let’s indulge in some sports and pre-celebration galas. Let’s begin with a small snippet video shall we?


I hope you liked my video,if you did I will be awaiting a small token in the form of your sweet comments.Now let's take you to some of the venues and their pictures:

           Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games will have1.5 global audience,15000 volunteers,
                                                17 sports at 40 venues across the city

Along with the sport,the city's culture,architecture and food is stunning.We have discussed some in previous post,but now we are going to experience the quirky,creative and adventurous side of Glasgow,so that if you plan Glasgow next year,you will know what is there to explore.Meanwhile the various tickets links depending on the countries are:

Authorised Glasgow 2014 Ticket Sales Websites

Antigua & Barbuda
http://www.greatexperiencetravel.co.uk/ or http://worldsportsandhospitality.com/

Australia
www.sportsworld.co.uk

Bangladesh
www.kingdomsg.com/glasgow2014

Barbados
http://www.greatexperiencetravel.co.uk/ or http://worldsportsandhospitality.com/

Botswana
www.kingdomsg.com/glasgow2014

British Virgin Islands
http://www.greatexperiencetravel.co.uk/ or http://worldsportsandhospitality.com/

Brunei Darussalam
www.kingdomsg.com/glasgow2014

Cameroon
www.kingdomsg.com/glasgow2014

Canada
http://www.executive-trvl.com/commonwealth/

Cook Islands
www.sportsworld.co.uk

Cyprus
www.kingdomsg.com/glasgow2014

Dominica
http://www.greatexperiencetravel.co.uk/ or http://worldsportsandhospitality.com/

Ghana
http://www.greatexperiencetravel.co.uk/ or http://worldsportsandhospitality.com/

Grenada
http://www.greatexperiencetravel.co.uk/

Kenya
www.kingdomsg.com/glasgow2014

Kiribati
www.sportsworld.co.uk

Lesotho
www.kingdomsg.com/glasgow2014

Malawi
www.kingdomsg.com/glasgow2014

Malaysia
www.kingdomsg.com/glasgow2014

Malta
www.kingdomsg.com/glasgow2014

Mauritius
www.kingdomsg.com/glasgow2014

Namibia
www.kingdomsg.com/glasgow2014

Nauru
www.sportsworld.co.uk

New Zealand
http://www.hotevents.co.nz/

Niue
www.sportsworld.co.uk

Pakistan
www.kingdomsg.com/glasgow2014

Papua New Guinea
www.sportsworld.co.uk

Singapore
www.kingdomsg.com/glasgow2014

Solomon Islands
www.sportsworld.co.uk

South Africa
http://www.fli-afrika.com

Sri Lanka
www.kingdomsg.com/glasgow2014

Swaziland
www.kingdomsg.com/glasgow2014

Tanzania
www.kingdomsg.com/glasgow2014

The Gambia
www.kingdomsg.com/glasgow2014

Tuvalu
www.sportsworld.co.uk

Uganda
http://www.greatexperiencetravel.co.uk/ or http://worldsportsandhospitality.com/

Vanuata
www.sportsworld.co.uk

Wales
www.samsmithtravel.com or www.strachansportstravel.com

Zambia
http://www.greatexperiencetravel.co.uk/ or http://worldsportsandhospitality.com/

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10 Comments

  1. Thank you for the virtual visit with lovely pics and the video was cool!

    Very informative too!

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  2. @Magiceye:Thanks once again.And glad you like it.I am a big fan of your blog,the pictures you take make my day everyday :)

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  3. iAnkita,indeed the video was nice .. celebrations and celeb..it was nice to know about Glasgow and CW14 ..
    the last snap is very lively :)BTW what does that sign indicate ?

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  4. @mysay.in:Well it doesn't indicate anything..just me having fun :)

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  6. Then go there,its a nice place and in 2014,it'll be all celebrations

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