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Glasgow’s quote for the 2014 Commonwealth Gamings is now formally up and running, City Leader, Steven Purcell has announced.

He was speaking as the First Minister, Jack McConnell, announced that the Scottish federal government will certainly support the proposal and also supply considerable funding if the proposal to the Commonwealth Games Federation is successful.

Talking at Glasgow’s Hampden Park, among the recommended Games places, Councillor Purcell stated: “Glasgow and Scotland are absolutely going for gold with this bid. The financial as well as social reward of the Games will bring great benefits as well as supply a long lasting legacy for the city as well as country.

” I’m overwhelmed by the complete backing of Scottish Ministers and also the Commonwealth Games Council for Scotland, as well as I’m sure every one of Glasgow as well as Scotland will accompany us in protecting success in 2014.”

The First Minister included: “The Commonwealth Games has the potential to alter our nation. Taking the bold step to bring among the largest occasions on the planet to Scotland reveals the range of our passion as a nation and also the confidence that we have in our greatest city.

” I hope this choice will motivate hundreds of Scots to occupy the challenge of sporting activity. We want future generations to have the facilities, the confidence as well as the need making one of the most of themselves. As well as we will certainly display modern Scotland to billions of people.

” This is the ideal choice to make. Glasgow’s proposal is feasible, it is winnable as well as it will leave an enduring tradition throughout all Scotland. The competition to host the Games might well be fierce, however with the assistance of everybody in Scotland, this is a race that we could win.”

Liz Cameron, the Lord Provost of Glasgow said: “The announcement that Glasgow is to bid for the 2014 Commonwealth Games is great news. Glasgow carries several occasions demonstrated its capacity to host huge range sporting occasions as well as I am specific that it has the capability to host these video games.

” The assistance of the Scottish Executive as well as Sport Scotland is important as well as the statement by the First Minister today is really welcome. The Commonwealth Games will offer a heritage of showing off facilities for the present generation of youths as well as for future generations as well.

” The assistance of the Scottish individuals is also needed and also I am sure they will as constantly climb to the difficulty and the people of Scotland consisting of business community could only take advantage of such an occasion.”

Louise Martin CBE, Chairman, Commonwealth Games Council for Scotland said: “We are pleased that Scottish Ministers have actually consented to back a Scottish proposal for 2014. Our team believe that a Commonwealth Games in Glasgow would benefit Scotland, great for Scottish sporting activity as well as an amazing chance for Scottish athletes to contend in front of a home group.”

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