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Glasgow 2014: Countdown clock gets days wrong

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  • by SEAN MURPHY
 

COMMONWEALTH Games organisers were left red-faced when they launched their official ‘countdown clock’ - showing the wrong number of days.

The untimely error showed the July event in Glasgow starting in 128 days instead of the correct 135.

The mistake was spotted after 20 minutes and the clock was quickly relaunched with the correct figure.

The countdown was opened by chairman of the games Lord Smith of Kelvin and Charles Villoz the vice-president of Longines, the clock’s creator.

Commonwealth and Olympic swimming star Michael Jamieson, the Glasgow 2014 ambassador, joined Clyde the Official 2014 Mascot and thousands of school pupils to celebrate the official unveiling of the countdown clock to the start of Scotland’s biggest sporting and cultural festival, the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.

Michael and Clyde earlier kicked off the celebrations at Glasgow’s Hillhead Primary School where they were encouraging youngsters to show their support for the Games by wearing their trainers.

Situated above the destination board at the station, the prestigious new Longines clock will be seen by hundreds and thousands of commuters and visitors in the lead-up to the Games in July.

 

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