2014 Commonwealth Games

The 2014 Commonwealth Games will be the 20th Games. It will be held in Glasgow, the biggest city in Scotland. The host city of the 2014 Commonwealth Games was elected at the Commonwealth Games Federation's General Assembly on the 9 November 2007 in Colombo, Sri Lanka. This is a landmark number that adds to Glasgow's delight in being its host.
Glasgow (Scotland) has been selected to host the 20th Commonwealth Games by the Commonwealth Games Federation's General Assembly after beating Abuja (Nigeria) by 47 votes to 24. In the summer of 2014 games will run for 12 days from July 23 to August 3, 2014. It will be the biggest Multi-sport event ever held in Scotland, although the country earlier hosted the Games in 1970 and 1986 in Edinburgh.

The symbol for the Games was first used during Glasgow's bid, with the "Candidate City" section removed following November 9, when the bid was approved. The logo shows two Sprinters woven into a tartan motif, representing Scotland. The model, forming the Roman numerals XX, also represents the truth that the 2014 Commonwealth Games are the 20th time the games will have been held. The text is more specifically Glaswegian, with its stylized Mackintosh font.

One of the main technical features of Glasgow's successful bid was the fact that the city already has 70 percent of the planned venues in place. The huge majority of venues are located within 20-minutes driving time of the Athletes Village in Dalmarnock and are largely grouped into three clusters; in the East End, South Side and West End regions of the city. The only sports organize outside the Greater Glasgow region will be the Diving and Full-Bore Shooting events.