Glasgow 2014 has the potential to be the best Commonwealth Games ever, according to the Commonwealth Games Federation’s Coordination Commission. The Commission, which spent time in Glasgow visiting venues and reviewing the progress being made, has also said that the planning model developed for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games was a "blueprint for future Games."
Bruce Robertson, Chairman of the Commission, said: “The fact that a number of venues are either completed, or are nearing completion, provides the CGF with significant confidence in the ability of Glasgow to deliver a successful Games. The infrastructure projects are being well managed by Glasgow City Council and the planning now being done by the Organising Committee to adapt venues for Games Time use is well on track.”
Lord Smith, Chairman of the Glasgow 2014 Organising Committee, was pleased with the Coordination Commission’s report and said he was confident, but not complacent, with two years to go.
Lord Smith said: “It is a great credit to the hard work of the team at the Glasgow 2014 Organising Committee and to our partners, the Scottish Government, Glasgow City Council and Commonwealth Games Scotland, to hear the CGF talk of the confidence it has in all of us to deliver a great and transformational Games.
“There is a great deal of work still to be done, and there is no sense of complacency on our part at the scale of the task ahead. But we are in an excellent position. We are on time, on budget and on course. And we look forward to sharing the next stage of the journey to delivering an history-making Games of which the CGF, Scotland and Glasgow can be proud.”