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Free radio commentary lets sports fans get even closer to the action

Glasgow 2014 is delighted to announce additional services to enhance the spectator experience across a number of sports and venues. Sports fans will be able to listen to free, in-ear audio commentary from a public broadcast at selected events, using a dedicated FM radio frequency.

Those with access to their own small radio receiver or devices such as smartphones can plug in their earphones and listen to live commentary. Some venues will also allow audiences to listen to the International Broadcast commentary for the sport, while at outdoor venues they will be able to listen to standard sport commentary without having to be near the PA system.

This enhanced experience will be available for identified sports where commentary cannot be provided on the in-venue sound system (due to the need for silence during competition, for example), and also for specific outdoor events, such as the Marathon and Cycling road events and mountain biking.

The service is completely free; plus, spectators lining the route and attending free events starting and finishing at Glasgow Green don’t even need a ticket.

The sports and venues that this new service applies to, with corresponding radio frequencies, are:

Sport (discipline) Venue Frequency Dates
Aquatics (Diving) Royal Commonwealth Pool, Edinburgh 106.7 Hz 30 Jul – 2 Aug
Athletics (Marathon) Glasgow Green and city course 107.9 Hz 27 Jul
Badminton Emirates Arena 106.7 Hz Until 3 Aug
Cycling (Mountain Bike) Cathkin Braes 107.9 Hz 29 Jul
Cycling (Time Trial) Glasgow Green and throughout Glasgow, North Lanarkshire and East Dumbartonshire 107.9 Hz 31 Jul
Cycling (Road Race) Glasgow Green 107.9 Hz 3 Aug
Gymnastics (Artistic) SSE Hydro 89.0 Hz 28 Jul – 1 Aug
Gymnastics (Rhythmic) SSE Hydro 89.0 Hz Until 26 Jul
Lawn Bowls Kelvingrove Lawn Bowls Centre 106.7 Hz Until 1 Aug
Triathlon Strathclyde Country Park 107.9 Hz 26 Jul

Glasgow 2014 General Manager, Sport Operations, Tom Chambers said:

“As the city prepares for tomorrow’s first road event, the Marathon, we are delighted to offer free in-ear commentary to help fans keep up with all the action. All you need is a smartphone or small portable radio with headphones to tune in and listen to the experts. The commentary is available at a number of outdoor events and selected sports at Glasgow 2014.”


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