Exclusive: Glasgow Chief Hoping for Lasting Legacy for 2014 Commonwealth Games

October 29, 2012

David Grevemberg, try the CEO of the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, has expressed his desire to ensure that the Games creates a strong sporting legacy for the city and the country.

Speaking to iSportconnect, he said: “We’re fully committed to working closely with our Games partners; Scottish Government, Glasgow City Council and Commonwealth Games Scotland to ensire there is lasting legacy that will stand the test of time.

“Glasgow 2014 can act as an inspiration for people of all ages to be more active and we’re committed to helping encourage wider participation in sport and physical activity whatever way we can.”

The London 2012 Olympics was often credited for its plans to achieve a strong sporting legacy in Britain, and debates over what to do with the facilities persist. It would appear Glasgow is attempting the same thing in order to get the most out of their investment.

Explaining how Glasgow can create this legacy, Grevemberg added: “The impressive Commonwealth Arena and Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome, which will host world-class sporting competition during Glasgow 2014, has already opened its doors to the public and will host World Championship events before the Games in 2014.”