The final countdown to the 2014 Commonwealth Games has begun in earnest as the games in Delhi conclude with a handover ceremony, featuring Clyde Waterfront landmark, the Clyde Auditorium.
The River Clyde was one of the stars of the show as the 2010
Commonwealth Games came to an end in Delhi. The River Clyde was
depicted using rippling cloth and giant inflatables replicated the
Squinty Bridge, Armadillo. The Loch Ness Monster also put in an
Scotland's largest city took centre stage as it now prepares to
host the Games in less than four years, with the opening ceremony
scheduled for on July 23, 2014.
John Sharkey, Chief Executive of the SECC said: "We are
delighted that the "Armadillo" has played a key part in the Delhi
2010 Handover ceremony representing Glasgow 2014.
"The fact that the Clyde Auditorium's iconic architecture was
chosen illustrates the significance the building has as a landmark
and destination within the city. We look forward to being a key
venue during the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games and
extending a warm Scottish welcome to athletes, officials and the
The new SECC National Arena, will
add a 12,000 seater arena to SECC's already extensive facilities,
and will be used to host gymnastics and netball at the games.
During the closing ceremony in Delhi Glasgow was showcased to an
estimated television audience of one billion viewers. More than 350
volunteer cast members from every part of Scotland took part.
SECC press release