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Great Britain doesn't compete in the Commonwealth Games; England, Northern Ireland, Wales and Scotland compete separately.

I think what the question was referring to Scotland gaining independence from the Great Britain name.

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That will explain the Closing Ceremony then....

BBC Trailer for the 2014 Commonwealth Games https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m10UoEGE2GU

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I think what the question was referring to Scotland gaining independence from the Great Britain name.

I'm aware of that, they've been bringing it up in another thread also. In terms of Glasgow 2014 and the Commonwealth Games as an event, the Scottish referendum is irrelevant. As far as the CGF is concerned, Scotland is independent for sporting purposes.

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A shame for Glasgow 2014 that Hoy's announced his retirement today. He'd obviously have been a huge draw.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/2013/apr/15/sir-chris-hoy-retires-cycling?CMP=twt_gu

I'm sure if he isn't planning to compete, he'll be snapped up quickly as Games Ambassador.

Well, the velodrome is named after him so...

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Another long relay...anyone else believe that it should go back down to England and the host nation again? Or prehaps previous hosts.

It seems the relay has lost it's sparkle since Melbourne started the full Commonwealth tour.

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That's how it use to be, Buckingham Palace, Heathrow, next host, previous host, host nation, city.

All over within three months. And a good quick build up to and a burst of excitment.

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I think it just doesn't have the impact as it's not as visual as the Olympic torch. I give credit to the CGF for not following the footsteps of these other multi sport Games and having a bastard version of the Olympic torch. They created their own tradition, and I think it's respected now, but as much as recent hosts have tried to give it a slightly modern and eyecatching slant to it, it still doesn't excite like fire.

I think there is room for a regional relay. If Australia or NZ hosted for example, it's appropriate to take it round the Pacific. Likewise, if South Africa hosted, a trip around African Com nations would be appropriate.

I don't think there is a need for it to visit every city. Whereas the Olympic torch naturally brings people to see it, it seems like the Queens baton (for the most part, when visiting random Com Nations) , is just a marketing event for the Com Games federation of each nation, or an excuse to get a bunch of primary school kids out.

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Even a dead cactus is sexier than that dumb Queen's Baton. I wonder if it'll stay as a CWG feature when Charles or William becomes king.

The King's Baton?? :lol::lol::lol::lol: They might as well have Hooter's waitresses as the VIP escorts in that case.

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I'm just wondering if the Baton relay, CWGs would survive in it's current form outright when the Queen dies - being realistic - within the decade.

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I'm just wondering if the Baton relay, CWGs would survive in it's current form outright when the Queen dies - being realistic - within the decade.

Liz will be embalmed just like Lenin and Chavez, and instead of the Queen's Baton, it will be the Queen's Body. That eliminates the embarrassing problem of the King's Baton!!

(Of course, better yet if it were the Baron's Baton!! B) )

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Liz will be embalmed just like Lenin and Chavez, and instead of the Queen's Baton, it will be the Queen's Body. That eliminates the embarrassing problem of the King's Baton!!

(Of course, better yet if it were the Baron's Baton!! B) )

Ewww Baron!! <_<...But then Reagan's probibly cryogenically frozen anyway.

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The cost of securing seats to watch next year's Commonwealth Games events is set to be revealed as organisers announce their ticketing policy.


A million tickets are being made available for Glasgow 2014, which begins in just over 14 months' time.


Ticketmaster was chosen as the selling agent earlier this month.


At an event in Glasgow, the public will find out when events are taking place, the process for buying tickets and how much they are likely to cost.


Glasgow 2014 executives have already vowed to learn lessons from last year's Olympics in London, when organisers experienced difficulties with their ticketing policy.


Ticketmaster will be responsible for online and telephone sales along with box office outlets at games venues.


It will also be a sponsor of the games as well as the official ticketing services provider.

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Half price for over 60 and under 16 hmm.

15 pounds for adults some prices nice.

I would go but noone seems to want to go and I don't particularly want to go on my own. Guess i'll wait for Rio.

http://glasgow2014.com/press-releases/glasgow-2014-unveils-ticketing-ambitions-accessible-and-family-friendly-games

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Half price for over 60 and under 16 hmm.

Don't mind under 16s getting discounts...an investment for the future.

:angry: BUT Babyboomers??...considering their generation have totally wrecked the world we live in!!!

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Hard to believe that whole area was was a grotty idle (cos everyone was on strike) shipyard, it's a pity they never focused a full on sports precinct for here. Amazing Google Maps still show the arena at basement level of construction.

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Dunno if this was posted already but 4C Designs Limited, a Glasgow-based product design company, has been chosen as the designers of the Queen's Baton.

http://www.insidethegames.biz/commonwealth-games/2014/1014409-glasgow-company-chosen-to-design-queen-s-baton-for-2014-commonwealth-games

Glasgow company chosen to design Queen's Baton for 2014 Commonwealth Games

By Duncan Mackay

Glasgow_2014_logo.jpgMay 28 - Glasgow-based product design company 4c Design Limited has today been revealed as designers of the Queen's Baton that is due visit all 71 countries and territories ahead of next year's Commonwealth Games.

The company, founded in 2002, has been tasked with designing a baton that must weigh no more than two kilograms but robust enough to withstand its 10-month 190,000 kilometres journey, which is due to start in London on October 9 before arriving at the Opening Ceremony in Glasgow on July 23 next year.

The Queen's Baton project will be led by William Mitchell, the 4c design director, who has more than 15 years of experience since graduating from Glasgow School of Art with a BA (Hons) in product design.

He will lead a team of specialist designers including managing director of 4c Design Limited, Robin Smith, a graduate in product design engineering from the Glasgow School of Art.

"The team at 4c Design have a passion for product design and engineering excellence, and as such we truly believe there is no better home for what is potentially the most exciting design brief of the decade," said Mitchell.

"Teamwork has been crucial to the development of the baton and it's been a master class in creative collaboration with the professional and receptive team at Glasgow 2014.

"Very few agencies can include Her Majesty in their client list and we intend to do her, and this innovative and exciting city proud."

The baton is due to be officially unveiled later this summer.

4c_Design_Limited_Glasgow_2014.jpg4c Design Limited will reveal the Queen's Baton later this summer

"The Queen's Baton Relay is one of the greatest traditions of the Commonwealth Games," said David Grevemberg, the chief executive of Glasgow 2014.

"The baton itself is a powerful symbol of the unity and diversity of the 71 nations and territories of the Commonwealth, which is home to one third of the world's population.

"Glasgow 2014's Queen's Baton Relay is Scotland's heartfelt invitation to the athletes, people and communities of the Commonwealth to come together and celebrate sport, culture and unity through the power of the Games.

"The Glasgow 2014 Queen's Baton will be unique and inspiring and we want it capture the imagination of the public in Glasgow, Scotland, the Home Nations and beyond."

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Wow - probably one of the best ever reuses of a main Games logo, for different aspects of organisation. Loving Glasgow's look - certainly a best ever as far as the CWG are concerned (I don't think Gold Coast 2018's logo is as versatile).



Any ideas as to when the Baton will unveiled?

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^^ I agree. Some people complained about the logo at first for being too corporative but I think they did a very elegant and versatile job with it and it has been becoming a personal favorite of mine in the recent months.



Since the Baton Relay is usually kinda long and the games will start in July next year, I think we might see the design very soon.

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I'm unsure if this has already been covered (just thought I'd quickly share) that it looks like (well, evident) that the rumours of a daylight ceremony for the 2014 Games are all but false - the Opening Ceremony is scheduled for 8pm. Although - being a Scottish summer I imagine like all of Northern Europe it remains light into the evening?

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