Glasgow Commonwealth Games 2014

Glasgow Commonwealth Games 2014

Glasgow commuters to get London-style 'Oyster' cards

PASSENGERS on Glasgow's Underground are to get their own Oyster Card-style ticket allowing them to top up a new travel card with credit in a scheme similar to the one operating in London.

Glasgow seeks advice on boosting legacy from 2014 Games

GLASGOW has sought the advice of political figures from England to help ensure it gets lasting benefits from the 2014 Commonwealth Games.

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Commonwealth Games: They're all setting sights firmly on Glasgow 2014

Two unsung heroes of their chosen sport are on course to make an impact at the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games.

Elite squad unveiled for Glasgow Games bid

Scottish Athletics has set up a new National Elite squad in a bid to boost their hopes of medals at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

Evicted grandmother: 'I'm ashamed to call myself a Glaswegian after that show'

SHE had defied attempts to force her from her home for six days. But as dawn broke over Glasgow yesterday, the stand-off between Margaret Jaconelli and Glasgow City Council finally came to an end.

Glasgow grandmother evicted after six-day stand-off

A GRANDMOTHER who refused to leave her Glasgow home ahead of its planned demolition has been evicted after a six-day stand-off with the council.

Dalmarnock defenders defiant in eviction stand-off

A TENSE stand-off between council officials and a couple threatened with eviction to make way for Commonwealth Games athletes continued into the night yesterday.

Cuppas, kickabouts and the Queen: dramatic day had it all, but Games eviction still suffers false start

A WOMAN facing eviction from her home to make way for the Commonwealth Games won a last-minute reprieve yesterday but still faces being ejected from her house.

Grandmother loses marathon eviction battle with Glasgow 2014 Games

A WOMAN faces eviction from her home today after losing an 11th-hour legal battle to remove her from the property, which is to be demolished for the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow in 2014.

Woman fails in bid to save home from Games

A GRANDMOTHER has failed in a last-ditch attempt to stop a council from demolishing her house to make way for the Commonwealth Games.

£15m boost for Scots athletes

Scottish athletes will benefit from a multi-million-pound performance investment for the 2014 Commonwealth Games.

'Another hurdle, another stepping stone' for Chris Hoy

SIR CHRIS Hoy's propensity for habit and routine doesn't just apply to winning, but to winters in the warmth and sunshine of Perth, Australia. Three days ago he returned to the UK from his annual visit Down Under, which should give him just enough time to get over the jet lag before a return to competition in Manchester on Friday.

School sport: Search on for young leaders of tomorrow

AN inspiring programme has been launched which is aimed at developing the leadership skills and harnessing the enthusiasm of young people in the build-up to the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.

Robert Crawford: It's vital to invest now to exploit 2014's chances

The issues surrounding the legacy from the 2014 Commonwealth Games in your editorial (Glasgow's regeneration games need close attention) are highly relevant, given how much is at stake in terms of ensuring that a long-neglected area of Scotland is able to take advantage of what is a unique set of circumstances.

Shooting in sight with new target centre for 2014 games

A SHOOTING centre that could be used to host events for the 2014 Commonwealth Games and to train top athletes has won backing from the Scottish Government.

£150m boost four years before Games

Contracts related to the 2014 Commonwealth Games have given Scotland's economy a £150 million-plus boost.

2014 Games shooting is switched to single venue

THE entire shooting programme at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games will now take place at Barry Buddon, instead of being split between that venue and Jackton. In another change to the original plan when Glasgow submitted its bid for the Games, the boxing will be held at the SECC instead of the Kelvin Hall.

Glasgow Games chief urges firms to seize golden opportunity

LORD Smith of Kelvin, the 66-year-old grandee of Scottish business, gave up full-time City working in 2002 but he is still flying here, there and everywhere in his capacity as chairman of Weir Group, Scottish & Southern Energy and, most recently, chairman of the Glasgow 2014 Games.

Commonwealth Games: Alex Mosso- Chance to take part is an honour for the city and its athletes

I WAS one of those involved in helping to prepare the bid to bring the Commonwealth Games to Glasgow, and shortly after I was appointed Lord Provost. When it was announced that there was going to be bid, I felt it was an excellent opportunity to promote the city. We were determined to show that Glasgow was capable of putting on such a high-profile event.

Commonwealth Games: 'Glasgow must put the Games back on right track'

GLASGOW will bring the top stars back to the Commonwealth Games in 2014 and with them the international competition's former prestige, the chief executive of the organising committee has promised.

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