Sir Chris, who won his record-breaking sixth Olympic gold medal at London 2012, is the first of a select group of high-profile sporting and celebrity figures who will work with the Glasgow 2014 Organising Committee over the next two years to promote the Games and help ensure that as many people as possible make the most of Scotland’s largest ever sporting and cultural event.
Sir Chris Hoy, Glasgow 2014 Ambassador, said:
“The Commonwealth Games is a special event for me. I have fantastic memories of competing for Scotland in the Games on three separate occasions, especially of winning my first major Championship gold medal at the Manchester 2002 Commonwealth Games.
“Following an incredible Olympics in London, I’m proud to lend my support to the next great sporting event on home soil. Making sure that people from all walks of life, especially young people, feel inspired to be a part of the Games will be a big focus for me.”
One of Sir Chris’ first roles as Glasgow 2014 Ambassador was to take part in a promotional video alongside fellow Scottish cycling legend Danny MacAskill. The video records the pair's first meeting, and sees Sir Chris admiring Danny’s skills outside the Velodrome before inviting Danny to try out track cycling for the first time inside.