10 Random Facts on the Commonwealth Games 2014

Some random facts about the Commonwealth Games 2014 you might like to know…

  1. 50,811 people put their names forward to volunteer at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.Sharron_Clyde
  2. The Royal Commonwealth Pool in Edinburgh will feature in its third Games having been involved in 1970 and 1986.
  3. Athletes are expected to eat 500,000 pieces of fruit and 60 tonnes of potatoes during the Commonwealth Games.
  4. The Commonwealth Games Athletes’ Village is 35 hectares in size, the equivalent of 54 football pitches!
  5. 840 shuttlecocks will be used across the Commonwealth Badminton competition as the players battle it out for the Gold medal (Badminton Competition starts on 28th July).
  6. 3000 balls will be used across six sports during the Commonwealth Games.
  7. Australia leads the way with a staggering 803 Gold medals, the only nation with over 2,000 medals.
  8. The Queen’s Baton travelled around the Commonwealth for 288 days before the Games covering more than 118,000 miles. The first Queens Baton Relay was staged for the 1958 Commonwealth Games in Cardiff.
  9. Scotland sit seventh on the all-time Commonwealth Games medals table with 92 gold, 104 silver and 160 bronze medals.
  10. In his first year alone, Clyde, Glasgow 2014’s Official Mascot, visited over 600,000 people in Scotland!

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