If you can remember, I talked about the Edinburgh Marathon Festival in a post from May. In less than two weeks time, Scotland will again welcome thousands of athletes and spectators as Glasgow hosts the Commonwealth Games 2014.
I’ve never been to the Commonwealth Games personally but I know people who have and they say it was an amazing experience. The Commonwealth Games were first held in 1930 and have taken place every four years ever since. The games are described as the third largest multi-sport event in the world, after the Olympic Games and the Asian Games.
The Commonwealth Games are overseen by the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF), which also controls the programme and selects the host cities. A host city is selected (Glasgow) for each edition and 18 cities in seven countries have hosted the event.
The Glasgow Commonwealth Games 2014 will be the third Games to be held in Scotland. A highly sporting nation, there is always a buzz of genuine support and enthusiasm among the spectators. Glasgow will also welcome visitors from all over the world and over 6000 athletes from the 71 competing nations. Not only do the Games promise to be very special, but the city and surrounding area also have so much to offer.
If you’re after a place to stay while you’re watching the games, then look no further than the Holiday Inn Edinburgh – City West and the Holiday Inn Glasgow Airport. Both come highly recommended by the 4Ever Fitness team because they have great locations. The City West in particular is located only 1.5 miles from the City Centre and only 2 miles from Edinburgh Castle.
Some of the biggest names in sport such as Bradley Wiggins, Michael Jamieson, Mo Farah and Nicola Adams are preparing to go for gold at the Glasgow Games 2014. Here’s a video I found on YouTube to get you pumped:
Thanks for reading,