Scottish 400 Metres Veteran Joins Newly Created Glasgow 2014 Legacy Board

October 3, 2011

Lee McConnell, Scottish 400 metres track runner is set to be part of a Glasgow 2014 Legacy Board which has just been newly established.

The new body will be set-up in order to ensure that the much-promised legacy of the Commonwealth Games in the city is delivered.

The 32-year-old from Glasgow, who has represented Scotland in the past three Commonwealth Games, winning a silver in Manchester in 2002 and bronze in Melbourne in 2006, will be joined on the 2014 Legacy Board by a number of figures with five already having been named in a report published in The Herald.

Scotland’s chief medical officer Sir Harry Burns is part of the body along with the chief executive of Tesco Bank Benny Higgins and Vicky Rosin, a senior official at Manchester City Council who played a major role in staging the highly successful Manchester 2002 Commonwealth Games.

Another member of the legacy board is 18-year-old Glasgow 2014 medal hopeful Andrew Dearie.

The middle-distance runner is from Glasgow and the inclusion of the teenager is intended to reach out to young people across the region.

Further details of the Glasgow 2014 Legacy Board will be unveiled in a new report this week that will reveal the progress being made in delivering the event.

The report comes with Glasgow 2014 set to receive their first Coordination Commission visit from the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF). The five-man Commission, chaired by Canada’s CGF vice-president Bruce Robertson, will visit Glasgow from October 3 until 6.

They are due to inspect all the major operational elements that will be in place for the 2014 competition and be given a tour of the venues that will be used for the Games.