Strathclyde Telegraph

Games on Track

THE Commonwealth Games Federation’s Coordination Commission (CoCom) has announced plans for the 2014 Games to be held in Glasgow are well on schedule.

Summarising the CoCom’s findings, Bruce Robertson, Chair of the Commission, said:  “The project is on course. There are no ‘red flags’.  We are satisfied with progress including the great strength of partnership, progress on planning and delivery of the major infrastructure elements such as the Athletes’ Village and the sports venues, and the clear focus on generating value and legacy for the people of Glasgow and Scotland.

“The Commonwealth Games are a catalyst for positive change and real economic impact.  As an example, 78% of contracts awarded have gone to Scottish companies.

“The Games will create hundreds of jobs and will achieve sustainable benefits for Glasgow enhancing skills, regeneration of strategically important parts of the city, and developing improved amenity and opportunities for sport and healthy lifestyles.”

The Games will run over 11 days of competition from 24 July to 3 August 2014 and it will be the largest multi-sport event ever held in Scotland.

 

Glasgow 2014 Chief Executive David Grevemberg added:  “We are on track and on budget and were absolutely delighted to show the Coordination Commission members our progress, as well as discuss the pathway ahead of us. We have achieved a great deal to date, we have a great team and we are confident we will deliver an outstanding Games.”