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That's the North American version of the spelling. Over here, it's with an S, not a Z.

Tony, with the spelling you're displaying here throughout your almost 1800 posts so far, you should better not tell others what they're supposedly doing wrong.

And I'm saying that as a non-native speaker.

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Ok. I didn't want to make an issue or big deal. I just pointed out. My last note on Capitalise is the link - http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/capitalisation - One of the spellings is CapitaliSe.


Well then intoronto was right in spelling it that way. Correcting him was very ignorant.

Well it is the ENGLISH language/dictionary. Anyway no big deal.

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Mature. Anyway no big deal. I really cannot wait for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. Can anyone imagine what it would be like if Abuja was chosen?

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That could be - of course it needs to be in the light or it wouldn't have the effect (not to mention safety risk in demolishing anything in the dark). As much as I'm not sure how this'll look or work on the night, I've gotta say well done Glasgow for doing something truly original (if slightly crazy), something very difficult now :)

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That could be - of course it needs to be in the light or it wouldn't have the effect (not to mention safety risk in demolishing anything in the dark). As much as I'm not sure how this'll look or work on the night, I've gotta say well done Glasgow for doing something truly original (if slightly crazy), something very difficult now :)

Yoshi, there is a safety plan in the article...

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This is probably the most bizarre yet innovating thing they're doing in an opening ceremony in a long time. Although it's probably going to cause second thoughts towards some people.

Also I'm curious nobody mentioned the ceremony is also going to have a 100 m widescreen (look at the render at the BBC article). Are they going to pull a Doha 2006 on us? :o

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Glasgow 2014 has unveiled the stunning dress created by renowned Scots designer Kerry Nixon which will be worn by female Medal Bearers at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.

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Does this mean there will only be female medal bearers? Seems like a step backwards in terms of gender equality after London 2012...

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I'm curious nobody mentioned the ceremony is also going to have a 100 m widescreen (look at the render at the BBC article). Are they going to pull a Doha 2006 on us? :o

That's rather odd, as it seems to make one whole side of the stadium unusable for spectators. Then again, I think I'd prefer that to discovering that the BBC picture caption, rather than the article text, is correct about the screen size. A 100-foot wide screen would be rather lame by modern standards!

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The artist rendering of the screen looks rather awkward to me. The Doha one was nicely integrated into the arch design of the stand, but this looks a tad clunky. Im sure in the end it will integrate well enough.

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23rd July will be spectacular. I reckon Glasgow 2014 will be better then Delhi 2010 and Glasgow 2014 hasn't had build up issues like Delhi 2010.

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Glasgow 2014 drops it's plans to blow up tower blocks during the Opening Ceremony. Full story here - http://www.insidethegames.biz/news/1019442-glasgow-2014-drop-plans-to-blow-up-tower-blocks-during-opening-ceremony - Source: Inside the Games.

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So it was fine a few weeks ago to the extent they made a public announcement, but now there are safety worries. Either they didn't check properly first time and have now made tits of themselves, or they've caved into these petitions. Neither looks good.

I have no problem with people speaking out, and no problem with people starting petitions. But the ceremony organisers have caved in and didn't have the courage of their convictions. That's what I find sad. Surely creative types know you're not going to please all of the people all of the time, and surely they knew such a bold idea would get a mixed reaction?

Dissapointed with the ceremonies team here for caving in. To me it doesn't say much for the confidence they have in their own ideas.

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Pity about the flats explosion being scrapped - that really WAS an original and novel idea. Boo hiss, as Davey says.

Anyway:

Only 50 per cent of seats at Commonwealth Games opening ceremony will be filled

JUST 35,000 fans will be in the 60,000-capacity Celtic Park for the 2014 showpiece event in Glasgow as giant LED screen cuts capacity of stadium.

CELTIC Park will be just over half-full for the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games.

Just 35,000 spectators will be in the 60,000-capacity stadium for the showpiece event, we can reveal.

The dramatic cut to the capacity of Parkhead has been partly linked to the construction of a giant LED screen in front of the South Stand.

The spectacular screen – the biggest of its kind in Europe – will cover 10,000 square feet.

Games organisers said some seating has to be given over to accommodate the broadcasters who will beam images to more than 1.5billion viewers around the globe as well as large numbers of press.

Some seating also has to be reserved for the athletes themselves.

Figures obtained from Police Scotland revealed other venues will be significantly under their usual capacities for Games events.

The athletics and closing ceremony at Hampden will be attended by 44,000 – almost 10,000 short of the national stadium’s usual capacity. Part of the reduction has been caused by the building of a raised athletics track, forcing the removal of some seats.

Even the smaller venues will be below their usual capacity.

There is an expected audience of 6400 for badminton at the Emirates Arena, which holds 7000.

Events at the Hydro Arena are predicted to have between 6383 and 10,717 sports fans – even though the venue has a seating capacity of 12,000.

Games bosses have said 11,500 seats will be available for the boxing finals.

And a crowd of 47,200 is predicted for the rugby sevens at Ibrox although the stadium’s capacity is almost 4000 more at 51,082.

A Glasgow 2014 spokeswoman said of the opening ceremony: “The space behind the screen will be used for cast backstage and technical support services.

“From the earliest stages of planning for the opening ceremony, the seats in the South Stand have always been allocated for production use rather than for public sale.

“In addition, capacity has been reduced to reflect the operation of a stadium for a major, global ceremony which substantially differs from the stadium’s usual function.

“A number of platforms and other areas for broadcast cameras to ensure world class coverage of the event are being constructed.

“Also, there will be areas allocated to theatrical lighting and sound systems, additional requirements for global media and the management of emergency crowd evacuation requirements and the further installation of scenery and props as part of the ceremony show.”

She added: “It is normal practice at a multi-sport event like the Commonwealth Games to have to alter venue configurations to accommodate sports which differ from the venue’s regular purpose.”

A Scottish Government spokesman said: “With 94 per cent of available tickets already sold in the initial phase – surpassing all previous Commonwealth Games – we’re fully confident athletes will be competing in packed stadia with huge public support.”

But critics questioned the cut in capacity at the opening ceremony. Scottish Conservative sport spokeswoman Liz Smith said: “This is a huge reduction in available seating.

“While there is clearly a need for the right technology to be in place for TV viewers, this is a once-in-a- lifetime chance for many to attend the opening ceremony and so there will be many very disappointed people.”

When the first tickets went on sale last August, 2.3million requests were made for a million briefs and some sports are already sold out.

At London’s 2012 Olympics, organisers came under fire as venues were littered with rows of empty seats, enraging sports fans who had failed to get their hands on tickets.

Scottish Record

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