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Foreign Office Minister visits Commonwealth Games venues

Hugo Swire visits Glasgow to see the work being done to prepare for the 2014 Commonwealth Games.

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Minister of State for the Commonwealth, Hugo Swire, has visited Glasgow to see the excellent work being done in preparation for the biggest ever sporting and cultural festival to take place in Scotland – the 2014 Commonwealth Games.

He met the Glasgow Organising Committee to hear about their work, and about the huge ticketing, volunteering and global partnership programme that they are delivering. He was also able to visit the impressive Athletes’ Village, Emirates Arena and the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome, which will host the hugely popular cycling events.

Hugo Swire said:

The Commonwealth Games brings together all the countries of the Commonwealth to enjoy a wide range of world class sport – from Aquatics to Netball to Rugby Sevens. I am very pleased to see the excellent preparations that are underway and I have no doubt that the 4,500 athletes and thousands of spectators will be able to enjoy a superb Commonwealth Games next year. The UK Government is committed to working closely with the organisers, Glasgow City Council and the Scottish Government to ensure the Games are a great success.

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Published 9 December 2013