2014 Commonwealth Games will be one of the largest commonwealth games to be staged to date with 4947 athletes participating from 71 commonwealth teams in 261 events in 17 sports (Aquatics, Athletics, Badminton, Boxing, Cycling, Gymnastics, Hockey, Judo, Lawn Bowls, Netball, Rugby Sevens, Shootings, Squash, Table tennis, Triathlon, Weightlifting, Wrestling). It is the third largest multi-sport event after the Olympics and the Asian Games. Officially known as the XX Commonwealth Games, it is the 20th edition of the tournament to be held in Glasgow, Scotland from 23 July to 3 august, 2014. The main venue will be Celtic Park(opening ceremony) and Hampden Park (closing ceremony).
The XX Commonwealth Games are being held in the European nation for the third time after 1970 and 1986 when the games were held in Edinburgh. TV rights in India have been acquired by Ten Sports. Ten Sports, Ten Action and Ten HD will be broadcasting live CWG ’14 coverage for the Indian audience to follow their national sporting heroes. The opening ceremony of Commonwealth Games 2014 will be available for live streaming at the Official Youtube Page of Commonwealth Games.
A piece of interesting news about the opening ceremony: Sachin Tendulkar will be part of the opening ceremony! Wow! Having retired from international cricket after a brilliant ride of 24 years, he will be present at the ceremony as the Global Goodwill Ambassador of the UNICEF. Unicef is a partner with the Glasgow CWG organisers and Commonwealth Games federation. The partnership is a step towards creating awareness about the childerns’ problems.
The opening ceremony will be graced by Commonwealth Head Queen Elizabeth II, British Prime Minister David Cameron and his cabinet colleagues, Scotland’s First Minister Alex Salmond and his colleagues in the government and other dignitaries from Commonwealth nations.
For news and updates about Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games- www.glasgow2014.com
Official Youtube page for the live coverage of Opening ceremony- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZlYwNqixTig