Jo welcomes Glasgow’s 2014 success

Jo Swinson with members of Milngavie & Bearsden Junior Shinty Club

The games will provide a huge boost to local sports clubs

Jo Swinson has welcomed Glasgow’s successful bid to host the 2014 Commonwealth Games.

The decision to award the games to Glasgow was announced at an event in Sri Lanka today.

Commenting on the announcement, Jo said:

“I am delighted that the 2014 Commonwealth Games will be coming to Glasgow. The games will be a wonderful celebration of sport, held in a wonderful city.

“From right back since 2004, the bid team have presented a well organised, ambitious and convincing case for Glasgow to host the games. They deserve huge credit for their hard work.

“The games offer a superb opportunity for young athletes in East Dunbartonshire to show off their talents on the big stage. For the budding young sportsmen and women in this area, the race to compete at the games starts now.”

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