The 2014 Commonwealth Games (officially the XX Commonwealth Games) were held in Glasgow, Scotland, from 23 July to 3 August 2014. It was the largest multi-sport event ever held in Scotland with around 5,000 athletes from 71 different nations and territories competing in 17 different sports.

Glasgow 2014 has been labelled as the best ever Games:

  • 1.5 billion global tv audience.
  • 1.3 million tickets sold, making Glasgow 2014 Scotland’s most successful event.
  • More than 142 new Commonwealth Games Records and 9 new World Records.
  • Most successful ever games for Team Scotland with 53 medals.
  • Ibrox Stadium welcomed world record-breaking Rugby Sevens audiences over the two-day competition.
  • Most successful volunteer recruitment drive in Games history.
  • Cultural Programme attracted over 0.75 million people.
  • £575 million Games budget.
  • Average of 1 million visits to the website per day.
  • 345 million social media impressions.
  • £5 million raised for UNICEF.

The Games created an estimated 1,000 jobs and contributed an average of £52 million per year to Scotland’s economy in the six years to 2014.

“This was, in every aspect, the best ever Commonwealth Games.”

Prince Imran of Malaysia
Commonwealth Games Federation

“The standout Games in the history of the

Mike Hooper
Chief Executive
Commonwealth Games Federation

“Glasgow 2014 will be recalled as a triumph for its hosts.”

04 August 2014

“The Games exceeded
even its own high

Alex Salmond
First Minister of Scotland