The Big G is a giant Commonwealth Games logo which was revealed this week and it is fast becoming a symbol celebrating the countdown to the games and the planned city wide festivities.
From July 23rd to 3rd August 2014 the Commonwealth Games are coming to Glasgow and it won’t just be about sport. Festival 2014 will showcase many of the exciting activities you can find here in Glasgow, the two weeks of festivities will be held during the games and will celebrate Glasgow as a cultural hotbed of music, theatre and the arts. Check out BigBigSing.org
You can feel the buzz surrounding the games, all over the city the sense of anticipation is growing day by day as the city landscapes change around us, here is a picture of George Square before the changes. I think having the flowers, grass and huge eruption of colour that the logo provides certainly bring the square to life.
Glasgow is one of the UKs largest cities and the people of Glasgow make the City the wonderful place that it is. Some events like shooting will take place outside the City in Carnoustie (Angus); diving will take place in Edinburgh and the triathlon will take place in Strathclyde Country Park.
The Commonwealth Games were first held in Canada in 1930. Glasgow will welcome athletes from around the world to compete in 17 sports in 11 days. Game On Scotland says there are 6500 athletes from 71 nations. Sports range from lawn bowls to judo, track events to gymnastics.
Para-Sport at Glasgow features the biggest ever number of Para-Sport medal events in the history of the games, 22 events.