Welcome to Glasgow
23 July 2014 – it’ll be a day to remember. We’ll welcome thousands of Commonwealth athletes and hundreds of millions of viewers to Glasgow, and the Opening Ceremony of the 2014 Commonwealth Games.
With the world holding its breath, Glasgow will introduce itself to the Commonwealth family; show everyone what we’re made of and what we can do.
Here’s just a glimpse of what will happen:
- Games’ opening – by the Head of the Commonwealth (or representative) and playing of the Scottish national anthem
- Parade of Nations – formal procession by 4,500 athletes and their coaches and management teams
- The Queen’s Baton Relay – ends its epic journey which has included visiting the 71 Commonwealth nations and territories
And then, at long last, the Games will begin.
A fitting farewell
Eleven days later, on 3 August we’ll get together again for a Closing Ceremony to celebrate all we’ve achieved. And in the process, we’ll show the world we know a thing or two about how to throw a great party.
The Closing Ceremony will be festive and celebratory. It is a chance for the people of Glasgow, and everyone involved in the Games, to revel in their success, and celebrate together for the last time.
The Closing Ceremony is all about friendships – our chance to say thanks and hand over to the next Commonwealth city.
Don’t miss it.
If you are interested in applying for a role with the Ceremonies Team, please send your CV and a covering note to firstname.lastname@example.org
Vacancies will also be posted on Jack Morton’s website www.jackmorton.com