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It's a very big day for Glasgow today when, after seven years of waiting, the Commonwealth Games finally get underway in the city with the opening ceremony at Celtic Park this evening. The weather is absolutely fantastic today, and over 100,000 people from all around the world are expected to join hundreds of thousand of eager Glaswegians

More than 4,500 athletes will compete in 17 sporting events over the next 11 days. From athletics at Hampden Park to rugby at Ibrox, from the triathlon at Strathclyde Park to the swimming at Tollcross, the hopes of 71 nations and territories will play out on the track, across the streets and in the water of a city with a rich sporting history.

There has been quite a bit of controversy surrounding the Games, however, I'd like to start this topic so that we can wish Glasgow 2014 the very best as we seek to showcase all our proud city has to offer to a global audience.

If you'd like to say 'Good Luck Glasgow 2014'. please do so by posting a reply below.

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[P.S. This topic is for good news and 'best wishes' relating to the Glasgow 2014 games. There are other Commonwealth Games topics here. Also, this is an independence free zone; if you wish to discuss referendum issues, please go here.]

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Guest
All the best to GLASGOW and the Commonwealth Games.

George McGeachie, Calgary Alberta Canada.
*Helena*
Good Luck Glasgow 2014 smile.gif
CASPER
Good luck Glasgow, not long now till we are free from England! wink.gif
TeeHeeHee
Definitely a big clap.gif Good Luck Glasgow clap.gif from me.
I know the whole Thing with the Games has been controversial from the start but they're here now and they're on so let's enjoy it all now and make the very best of it.
Good luck to the competitors; especially the Scots, and lets hope the weather stays good to give the foreign visitors something really wonderful to remember their stay in the City of Glasgow by ... to compensate for their shortage of medals laugh.gif
*dizzybint*
Aw the best to Glasgow for a successful Commonwealth Games...I hope it all goes well after all the preparations and hard work... can I also mention our lovely Grace Donald of Brigton who has done so much for the area over many years.. shes a great ambassador for the VIP tickets she was presented with and to top it all she is 90 today... all the very best to Grace yer amazing....
Kassy
Good Luck especially all in the Paralympic Teams.

So happy the Games have arrived in the Greatest City Glasgow of course. thumbup.gif

Kassy
Raymond Bell
Go Glasgow
SARACENlad
Go for it glasgow show the world we are the best city that's up there with the best people to go with it
MJL
You dont need luck Glasgow, you have class and style and all the best things in abundance. Show them all what you can do. x
*elaine sheridan*
Wish I could be home in Glasgow to celebrate with you, but good wishes from Canada and hope we get lots of medals.
Guest
Kathleen B.C, CANADA

Good luck to Glasgow! I hope it is a great time for all!
petunia
Go Glasgow have a great games in a great city will be watching the opening ceremonies in half an hour looking forward to it Good Luck
JimC
Absolutely wish the town the very best of luck with the games and sincerely wish this is another step forward to big and better things to come. It`s about time the city got rid of all the negativity stigmas thrown at her and shown the respect and possitive attitudes that she certainly deserves Go for everything you can Glasgow, the future is yours clap.gif clap.gif

All The Very Best.
JimC
lancslass
Good Luck Glasgow lets show the world how good we are
Jean P
Good luck to all the athletes in Glasgow. All the best from Toronto , Canada . Wish I ould be at home to see this but the opening ceremonies are just about to start on TV here in Ontario.
JimB2
Glasgow the best town on earth, Glaswegians can do anything well so its time to show the world.

The very best of luck.
DavidT
A city of tents has recently sprung up on a corner of Pollok Park. The roads are full of unsure slow driving strangers. Other roads are shut to plebs like me. A fleet of kamakaze Arnold Clarke cars and vans are cutting up traffic all over the place. As far as I know public transport has fallen to pieces. The temperature is soaring.

To be honest, though all of these things might be true, I've not felt too inconvenienced. There is a general feeling of good will. Good luck to the city of Glasgow and good luck to team Scotland. Win, lose or draw this will be a great experience for our wee city and our wee country. Good luck all.
Marje
Gaun yersel Glasgow. Show the rest of the world that Glasgow is not "a mean city".
SteveH
ARABEST GLASGOW DO YOUR BEST GOOD LUCK SteveH clap.gif
dugald_old
I'm hardly an avid fan of what's going on in these Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. I have no intention of following the TV presentation of them except that I do want to see what the inside of the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome looks like, but only because of my interest in cycling, not an interest in the Commonwealth Games. I wonder if Mrs. Jaconneli is watching?
booler
QUOTE (GG @ 23rd Jul 2014, 05:05pm) *
It's a very big day for Glasgow today when, after seven years of waiting, the Commonwealth Games finally get underway in the city with the opening ceremony at Celtic Park this evening. The weather is absolutely fantastic today, and over 100,000 people from all around the world are expected to join hundreds of thousand of eager Glaswegians

More than 4,500 athletes will compete in 17 sporting events over the next 11 days. From athletics at Hampden Park to rugby at Ibrox, from the triathlon at Strathclyde Park to the swimming at Tollcross, the hopes of 71 nations and territories will play out on the track, across the streets and in the water of a city with a rich sporting history.

There has been quite a bit of controversy surrounding the Games, however, I'd like to start this topic so that we can wish Glasgow 2014 the very best as we seek to showcase our proud city has to offer to a global audience.

If you'd like to say 'Good Luck Glasgow 2014'. please do so by posting a reply below.

GG.

Good luck to all.
fadgie
What a great way to show a fantastic City and it's people. We hope you have a great Games and Scotland benefits hope the Weather holds out all the best from Auckland New Zealand
DavidT
They should have just blown up the flats lol
*Wilma08*
QUOTE (CASPER @ 23rd Jul 2014, 04:54pm) *
Good luck Glasgow, not long now till we are free from England! wink.gif

Too Right thumbup.gif
Wilma08
QUOTE (CASPER @ 23rd Jul 2014, 05:54pm) *
Good luck Glasgow, not long now till we are free from England! wink.gif

Too Right clap.gif
Wilma08
Good luck to all the people working hard behind the Sean's my son is in the security and working nightshift from 17:30 until 09:00am tomorrow morning then after the 4th August back on the dole ohmy.gif
wombat
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good luck
jc07
Go Glasgow..hope you're having a ball..good luck with everything <3 :-D
Elma
Go Glasgow, show the world you are a world class city. Looking forward to seeing some of the wonderful architecture not just the inside of the stadia. thumbup.gif
Norman G
Just watched opening ceremony.
Started off a bit cheesy but well done to all who took part.
Great to see no segregation between abled body and disabled athletes.
Good luck to everyone and enjoy the best city in the world.
magsos
Good luck to our great city of Glasgow from Melbourne..
loftypeak
Good luck Glasgow, and all of Scotland. Wish I could have been there.
big jock 153
A wonderful show from Glasgow , I always knew Glasgow can florish and put on a show befitting to the occasion ..Fantastic Glasgow were proud of you Edinbururgh must have been bealing as we had 27c and they were at 15c ..what a games there going to be.!!!!
NeilCarroll
Best of luck to everybody over there (exiled in Vancouver)
Tricia281
Just watching the opening ceremonies and CBC and Glasgow looking great! Dynamic, different and able to laugh at themselves!! Gaun yerself Glasgow!
JimC
Just watched the opening ceremonies on television over here in Ontario Canada and have to say they did a grand job. It was such a pleasure to see such a diverse and multi culture of athletes with a common goal of winning for their country, congratulations Glasgow.

Watching the ceremonies I have to say it was so refreshing to see a programe produced by the BBC where the Commentators, Judges, Hosts and overall Personell were Scottish and had Scottish accents, so overwhelming to see a show by the BBC where on the opening podeum consisting of an array of guests, the only background flag was the Saltire being waved proudly and having The Big Yin honouring the Multi Culturism of the games themselves I believe just made the evening.

I would love to believe it but do I sense an atmosphere of change and independence in Scotland itself? my fingers are crossed.

lastly I have to say, although I don`t normally, but the queen of England didn`t do too bad a job herself in opening the Games, as far as I can recall, its been a while since she has been in Glasgow, Here`s to Wisdom in the months to come and All The Best in the years to come. Well Done Glasgow, proud to have come from your wee town.

All The Very Best.
JimC
vascot
thumbup.gif Good Luck Glasgow and to all the athletes and volunteers....
Stevie3
Just watched the opening ceremony here on Australian TV fANTASTIC
Proud of ye Glasgow GO Scotland

Stevie3
Dylan
Cringy start but wonderful show.!

Well done to all the volunteers, these kids danced non stop for 2 hours .!

Glasgow did us proud, the people did Glasgow proud.

Shame on members on here who used The Games to try to score political points.!

*Barbara*
Good luck to everyone competing at the games. thoroughly enjoyed the opening spectacle.

Barbara Rohloff, New Zealand.
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Glasgow 2014: Commonwealth Games begin at Celtic Park

Tartan-clad performers, spinning oversized Tunnock's tea cakes and a giant kilt were among the highlights at a feel-good Commonwealth Games 2014 opening ceremony on Wednesday night.

The Queen officially opened the games before a 40,000-strong crowd in Glasgow's Celtic Park with millions more expected to watch on television.

Thousands of athletes from 71 nations and territories took part.

They entered the stadium after the live show, which had a cast of around 2,000.

The Queen declared the Games open by reading her own message from inside the Commonwealth baton.

TV viewing figures across the UK peaked at 9.42m with an average of 7.6m viewers watching the ceremony. That compared to a peak of 27.3m for the London 2012 Olympic opening ceremony.

Adventurer Mark Beaumont landed on the city's river Clyde in a seaplane carrying the baton to Celtic Park, having tracked its progress across the Commonwealth on a 288-day journey spanning almost 120,000 miles.

Inside the stadium, the baton was transferred between a group of volunteers who have helped children around Scotland find their potential through sport.

Sir Chris Hoy carried it on its final stage to Commonwealth Games Federation president Prince Imran of Malaysia, who struggled briefly to open the container and remove the message to hand to the Queen. ...

Full story and videos of the opening ceremony here:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-28440453

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carmella
Good luck to Glasgow for hosting the games, and all the effort they've put iin overall.

I'm not a fan of sport in general, so won't be watching anything, but I did watch most of the cringeworthy opening ceremony depicting, yet again, the old Scottish, shortbread tin images of what foreigners think Scotland is all about - I loathed it.

The only thing I liked was Sir Chris Hoy, such a nice guy, Rod Stewart, Billy Connolly and the wee Scotty Dugs, not because they were Scotties so much, just because I love wee dugs, and they were as cute as they come, well trained too.

I didn't think it was the proper occasion to have an appeal on behalf of UNICEF, not that I didn't agree with the sentiments in any way, just not the right occasion.

I noticed a comment from yet another poster who hasn't been taking part in the debates, saying something along the lines of us soon being free of England - sorry but comments like that I find, embarrassing and stupid, in the context of this thread.

If you want to say that - go and say it on the Scottish Independence thread.
Ocallaghan
QUOTE (GG @ 23rd Jul 2014, 05:05pm) *
It's a very big day for Glasgow today when, after seven years of waiting, the Commonwealth Games finally get underway in the city with the opening ceremony at Celtic Park this evening. The weather is absolutely fantastic today, and over 100,000 people from all around the world are expected to join hundreds of thousand of eager Glaswegians

More than 4,500 athletes will compete in 17 sporting events over the next 11 days. From athletics at Hampden Park to rugby at Ibrox, from the triathlon at Strathclyde Park to the swimming at Tollcross, the hopes of 71 nations and territories will play out on the track, across the streets and in the water of a city with a rich sporting history.

There has been quite a bit of controversy surrounding the Games, however, I'd like to start this topic so that we can wish Glasgow 2014 the very best as we seek to showcase all our proud city has to offer to a global audience.

If you'd like to say 'Good Luck Glasgow 2014'. please do so by posting a reply below.

GG.

Good luck Glasgow and well done with the opening ceremony it was amazing x
carmella
QUOTE (CASPER @ 23rd Jul 2014, 05:54pm) *
Good luck Glasgow, not long now till we are free from England! wink.gif

Why not join the GGBB and say these things in the Scottish Independence thread.
Dylan
http://m.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-24907190

Glad to see the powers that be in Glasgow taking the credit for " The Chooky's cone "

He even got a new freshly painted one. !

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tamhickey
Good luck to all of the competitors. They all looked so happy to be here, so let's hope they all enjoy every minute they are here in Glasgow. I think there were some fears about the English team being booed, but thankfully, that didn't come to pass and they got a great cheer from the crowd.

There may be political differences between the Scottish electorate and the English one, but I have to say that in sporting terms, the crowd was impeccably behaved and the minutes silence for the Malaysian team was very touching.

Go Scotland!
taurus
Loving the fact that every day and night for the next 2 weeks every time we turn on the telly,we will hear that name "Glasgow",my heart fair skips a beat.So happy for Glasgow to be in the limelight,and getting wonderful weather for the start of the games,the dear green place,got to luv it wink.gif
tally Rand
What has happened to the negative comments regarding the "Glasgow Games" that filled this forum prior to the opening ceremony? Those who decried the games as a waste of time, money and an insult to the people of Glasgow who were going to be avoiding the "Games" in their droves? As I hoped, they appear to be in the minority and unhappy at every aspect of what can be good for Glasgow and for Scotland that they for whatever reason have no connection to nor empathy with.

Let Glasgow Flourish. Soar Alba.
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