Today, the Secretary of State for Scotland, Michael Moore, will attend the first Olympic preliminary football match taking place in Glasgow, and will thank everyone who has put a huge effort into ensuring that everything is ready for the Games.
With just two days to go until the London 2012 opening ceremony, Glasgow’s Hampden Park Stadium is playing host to two women’s football matches - USA v France and Colombia v Korea DPR.
The football matches at Hampden Park Stadium mark the beginning of a very exciting Games period and are a great chance to celebrate the role that people and businesses from across Scotland are playing in London 2012.
Speaking ahead of kick off, Michael Moore said:
“The global spectacle of the Olympics will literally kick off in Scotland today, marking the start of the Games. The Olympics is of huge importance and the fact Hampden will be front and centre as the world turns it attention to the UK is great news for Glasgow and Scotland as a whole.
“The Olympics is our chance to show the world what we are capable of as a nation and the hard work of people across the country is helping ensure the success of the Games.
“I am looking forward to watching the game and hearing the first ever Olympic roar at Hampden later today.”