20th Commonwealth games will open in Glasgow July 24th
Touted to be the biggest and most spectacular games yet, the 20th Commonwealth Games will commence on 24 July and conclude on 3 August.
Coverage will be provided by a number of broadcast sources, including BBC TV, BBC Radio 5 live, BBC Radio Scotland, and Red Button.
An estimated 4,500 athletes from 71 nations around the world will participate in the events and the atmosphere is already said to have an electric feel.
The 20th instalment of the Games will no doubt pick up in many ways where last year’s host, Delhi, fell short, due to complications with accommodations and venues, leading to poor ticket sales.
Near one thousand tickets were given away free of charge and still images popped up in the media of half-empty venues and waning interest in the media.
As many as 2.3 million ticket requests have already been recorded and according to officials, this will be the most affordable Games to date.
Among the many talented athletes to appear in competition in the coming weeks, several garner more attention than the rest. Sprinter Usain Bolt of Jamaica is among the most anticipated competitors.
Additionally, runner Mo Farah, cyclist Sir Bradley Wiggins, and diver Tom Daley of England with receive their fair share of attention.