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Wow – What a Commonwealth Games!

Just over a week ago, the XX Commonwealth Games Closing Ceremony brought the Games to a close in true Glaswegian style – with a party.

The success of the 2014 Commonwealth Games, and the fun and brightness it brought to the city as a whole, makes me really proud to be Glaswegian! I think we did a brilliant job as hosts (well, I would wouldn’t I). And hopefull all the visitors were given a warm welcome and will think fondly of their time at the Games and visit again soon.

People do make Glasgow – and the weather certainly helped!

I’m happy to say that the the trainers are also taking some positive anecdotes from the Games. Yes as you can imagine, Fraser is claiming that watching Usain Bolt and the Opening and Closing Ceremonies was work-related – however for the record these are not covered in expenses! But examples from the Games are being incorporated into some of our courses as I write.

  • The Glasgow 2014 Games was delivered on time and on budget, although the scope had to be very carefully managed: think project triangle….

A big thank you goes to everyone who made all these memories possible – fans, athletes, organisers, sponsors and the city in general. Thanks not least to the fantastic Clydesiders who did our city proud. Click on the video link to ‘Watch Our Journey‘.

Of course not to forget the whole purpose of the games in terms of uniting nations in sporting triumphs… Congratulations to England who topped the medal table, and to Scotland who came 4th overall – pretty brilliant considering Australia and Canada were 2nd and 3rd respectively! I thoroughly enjoyed cheering for all the home nations, and Wales (13th) and NI (15th) in the medals table had some fabulous results and showcased fantastic athletes.

And as if that’s not enough, a massive congratulations goes to one of our customers, Loughborough University, who if they were a country would have come 11th overall in the table with a tally of 35 medals. A-maz-ing!

Although the city feels slightly empty now that the Games are over, we have some amazing memories and hopefully a nation of children who are enthused by all kinds of sport and are inspired to get involved: regardless of where they are from or what their background is.

To see the longer-term impact the XX Commonwealth Games has had/will have on our city: visit 2014 Games Legacy and Games Legacy Glasgow.

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