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Who hosted the 2014 Commonwealth Games?

2014 Commonwealth Games

Logo of 2014 Commonwealth Games
Host city Glasgow
Nations participating 71 Commonwealth Teams
Athletes participating 4,947
Events 261 in 18 sports

Who has hosted the Commonwealth Games?

Nine nations have hosted the Commonwealth Games:

  • Australia (1938, 1962, 1982, 2006, 2018)
  • Canada (1930, 1954, 1978, 1994)
  • New Zealand (1950, 1974, 1990)
  • Scotland (1970, 1986, 2014)
  • England (1934, 2002)
  • Wales (1958)
  • Jamaica (1966)
  • Malaysia (1998)

Who led the Indian contingent in closing ceremony of the 2014 Commonwealth Games?

London Olympics silver medallist Vijay Kumar proudly carried the tri-colour as India, by the virtue of being the previous hosts, led the 2014 Commonwealth Games opening ceremony parade around Celtic Park here Wednesday night.

In which country was the 2014 Commonwealth Games held?

Glasgow, Scotland
The 20th Commonwealth Games will be held in Glasgow, Scotland, where 6,500 athletes from 71 countries and territories will compete in 17 sports over 11 days.

Which country won the highest number of medals in the 2014 Commonwealth Games?

Medal Standings Glasgow 2014

Country Gold Total
Australia 49 137
Canada 32 82
Scotland 19 53
India 15 64

Which Australian cities have hosted the Commonwealth Games?

Australia has hosted the most Games: Sydney in 1938 (the first to be staged in the southern hemisphere), Perth (1962), Brisbane (1982) and Melbourne (2006). Australia is also the most successful nation, having won the most medals in the history of the event.

How many times has Australia hosted Commonwealth Games?

Australia has hosted the Commonwealth Games five times, beginning with the Sydney 1938 Games, the third Commonwealth Games in history, through to the most recent Gold Coast 2018 Games, the twenty-first Commonwealth Games in history.

Who was India’s first Paralympic gold medalist?

Murlikant Petkar
A veteran of the 1965 Indo-Pak War, Murlikant Petkar is the first Paralympic medallist of India. Murlikant Petkar won a gold medal at the 1972 Heidelberg Games in the men’s 50m freestyle 3 event. The Indian para swimmer clocked a then-world record of 37.33 seconds to win the top prize.

Which country won the highest number of medals in the 2014 Commonwealth Games *?

Why was Glasgow chosen for the 2014 Commonwealth Games?

The Commonwealth Games Evaluation Commission concluded that: “Glasgow has shown it has the ability to stage the 2014 Commonwealth Games to a standard which would continue to enhance the image and prestige of the Games.”. This put Glasgow ahead in terms of the technical comprehensiveness of its bid.

Where was the host city for the 2014 Commonwealth Games?

The final decision on the host city of the 2014 Commonwealth Games was held in Colombo, Sri Lanka on 9 November 2007 at the Commonwealth Games Federation General Assembly, attended by all 71 Commonwealth Games member associations.

Who was the head of the 2014 Commonwealth Games bid team?

Abuja’s delegation was led by General Yakubu Gowon, head of the Abuja 2014 Commonwealth Games bid team. The CGF members later voted for their preferred candidate in a secret ballot.

Who was the director of the Commonwealth Games closing ceremony?

Directed by David Zolkwer with David Proctor (Executive Producer) and Sarah Gardiner (Creative Producer). The closing ceremony took a visual theme of a music festival, with performers, tents, and flags within the stadium. The ceremony began with Scottish singer Lulu welcoming the athletes of the games.