It already had one Olympic standard 50 metre swimming poolwhich was extensively upgraded, and a second metre pool was added for the Games as a warm-up facility. On 7 OctoberThe Gambiahaving withdrawn from the Commonwealth five days earlier, confirmed that it would not be taking part in the games.
The display of the message concealed within the baton was delayed by a difficulty in opening the device.
The spectators were also encouraged to walk or use bicycles instead of motor vehicles to reach the venues in order to avoid traffic jam. In order to access those services, the spectators had to show the valid event ticket on request. Throughout the Games period, transport played a crucial role for those enjoying the Games, those working at the Games, and those competing at the Games.
Glasgow published its own approach to human rights — the first sporting mega-event organisation to do so anywhere in the world.
Combined with additional temporary seating there was over 5, seats for the Games. Primarily the site was used as accommodation for the athletes competing in the games as well as team officials from every competing nation for the duration of the games.
Athletes travelled in minibuses or coaches, which used, where necessary, dedicated lanes — known as the Games Route Network — to ensure they are given priority over other traffic in a similar way buses are in bus lanes.
Local band Prides performed their hit song "Messiah".
The existing permanent seating capacity was increased by 1, The baton travelled via 70 nations and territories over days before opening the games on the 23 July This is to ensure the athletes and officials have a comfortable stay and have everything they need near by.
A comprehensive upgrade and refurbishment of the park was completed ahead of the Games. Following the arrival of the Queen there was a flypast by the Red Arrows display team. Most sports took place in three compact venue clusters within the city borders, with the shooting programme held at Carnoustie, the diving events in Edinburgh and the triathlon races at Strathclyde Country Park.
For more information on the Games in Glasgow see the links and resources below and revisit the Glasgow website where you can download all the results books and much more.
However, the games were under-budget. The unique partnership aimed "to use the power of sport to reach every child in Scotland and benefit children in every Commonwealth nation and territory. Glasgow generated unprecedented local and national support — selling around 1.
Scotstoun Leisure Centre hosted Table tennis and Squash. The Glasgow Commonwealth Games set a new gold standard for the Commonwealth sports movement, new benchmarks for hosting major events in Scotland.
The games were officially closed and handed over to the Gold Coast forwho began their own performance with Australian singer Jessica Mauboy. Her costume was designed by Jean Paul Gaultier and headpiece designed by millinery designer Lara Jensen. From the precision of lawn bowls to the exciting combat of boxing, judo and wrestling — from the high adrenaline of athletics and cycling track events to the grace and beauty of gymnastics, the city of Glasgow staged a fantastic summer of sport, as well as a range of cultural and arts events for everyone.
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