Glasgow 2014 Hits All Targets, Goal Now to ‘Put Icing on Cake’

The CoCom has concluded that the Games organisers have demonstrate a clear understanding of all aspects of Games delivery, with detailed plans to meet the needs of athletes, spectators, volunteers and other stakeholder groups.

The review meetings began on Friday 25 October and concluded today. They included in-depth technical reviews of transport, security, Games-time command, control and communications, capital works on venues, overlay (the work done to create the branding and ‘look and feel’ of the Games) and operations. 

In addition, the G2014 Organising Committee, Glasgow City Council, Police Scotland and Scottish Government reported on progress against Games-wide planning and delivery.

Bruce Robertson, Chair of the CGF Glasgow 2014 Coordination Commission, said: “Based on our reviews and the comprehensive information provided we are very impressed with progress made since our last Coordination Commission review in earlier in April this year. The quality of the partnership between the Glasgow 2014 Organising Committee, Glasgow City Council, Police Scotland and the Scottish Government is excellent and we see an increasingly integrated effort with a total focus on delivering the best Commonwealth Games ever. With the Games now just eight months away, the excitement in Glasgow and across the Commonwealth is building. 

“The launch of the Queens Baton Relay was been extremely well received and today the Baton is in the Gold Coast – our next Games host in 2018.  When the Baton returns to Scotland on 14 June we know it will start a wave of community celebration, and will reinforce the image of Scotland all over the world.

“The response from the Scottish people to the opportunity of carrying the Baton, buying tickets and volunteering has been outstanding.  Already we know, based on this public response and the response of the corporate community, with 33 commercial partnerships now concluded, that the Games are going to be an outstanding success.
“Against this backdrop and in world-class venues full of passionate Scottish sports fans, the best athletes in the Commonwealth will have the opportunity of a truly global audience to achieve outstanding results and to showcase their talents” said Mr Robertson.
CGF Chief Executive Mike Hooper said: “The Games delivery partnership has much to do to be ready when the Athletes Village opens on 13 July 2014, but none of this is unexpected and plans exist to achieve everything needed and to do so in a fiscally responsible manner.

Our focus with the organising committee, Glasgow City Council and Scottish Government is now to put the icing on the cake. The Games promise to be a unique Glaswegian and Scottish experience. These Games will enhance the brand of the Commonwealth Games, and feedback from our discussions with our top athletes in the Commonwealth reinforce that these will be very, very special Games.”

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