Commonwealth Games

Barrowman Delivers Rebuke To Anti-LGBT Countries With Commonwealth Games Kiss

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale & Ned Simons | Posted 23.07.2014 | UK Sport

John Barrowman delivered a stunning rebuke to the 42 nations of the Commonwealth in which homosexuality remains illegal – by kissing a man during th...

Commonwealth Games Opens At Celtic Park In Glasgow

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.07.2014 | UK Sport

The opening ceremony of the 20th Commonwealth Games is under way in Glasgow, with Scottish comedian Karen Dunbar welcoming the sporting nations to Sco...

Sri Lankan Cyclists Take A Trip - On The Motorway

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.07.2014 | UK Sport

Four members of Sri Lanka's Commonwealth Games team sparked a police response after going for a ride down one of Scotland's busiest stretches of motor...

19 Famous People You (Probably) Didn't Realise Were From Glasgow

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.07.2014 | UK Comedy

The Commonwealth Games are taking place in Glasgow - so what better time to celebrate all things Glaswegian, including Famous People You (Possibly) Di...

Live Coverage Of Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony

The Huffington Post UK | David Hobbs | Posted 23.07.2014 | UK Sport

The athletes have arrived, the baton relay is run, the venues are ready and the waiting is nearly over for Glasgow as the Commonwealth Games come to t...

Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games: Answers To Frequently Asked Questions

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.07.2014 | UK Comedy

(Question answering committee: David Schneider, David Beresford, Robin Flavell and Handface) SEE ALSO: 29 Things We Love About Scotland...

Carney Says UK Economy Must Perform Like A Marathon Runner

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 23.07.2014 | UK Politics

Mark Carney has declared that Britain needs the "hard work, dedication and perseverance" of an athlete to win the global "economic marathon". Speak...

Which Movie Star Once Dived For England At The Commonwealth Games?

The Huffington Post UK | Matt Bagwell | Posted 23.07.2014 | UK Entertainment

Jason Statham might be best known these days for playing hard men on the big screen and being Kelly Brook's ex, but who knew he once dived for England...

12 Epic Sporting Fails

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.07.2014 | UK Comedy

You can't have success without also encountering failure - and that includes in the world of professional sport. So to celebrate the start of the ...

10 Of The Best Athletes In Commonwealth Games History

The Huffington Post UK | Zac Forman | Posted 23.07.2014 | UK Sport

The Commonwealth Games may not have the stature of the Olympics or World Championships but if you're competing against the likes of Usain Bolt in Glas...

Putting Children First With Unicef at the Commonwealth Games

Lord Ashdown | Posted 23.07.2014 | UK Politics
Lord Ashdown

Glasgow and Unicef, working together aim to show that these Commonwealth Games will be remembered, not only for the amazing sportsmanship and athletic endeavour on show, but also for harnessing the immense power of sport to help save millions of children's lives across the Commonwealth.

Watch How Perth Opened The 1962 Commonwealth Games

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.07.2014 | UK Sport

"It was 93 in the shade in Perth." We don't think Glasgow will quite match the heat of the Commonwealth Games host city back in 1962 - even in the ...

Huge Global Audience Expected As Glasgow 2014 Opens

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 23.07.2014 | UK Sport

The eyes of the world will fall on Glasgow later when the opening ceremony of the 20th Commonwealth Games takes place. The spectacle, described by ...

Let's Hope the Glasgow Commonwealth Games Give London 2012 a Run For Its Money

Margaret Curran | Posted 23.07.2014 | UK Politics
Margaret Curran

The Games have been more than eight years in the making, beginning with the 2006 bid and only succeeding because of the hard work, support and patience of thousands of volunteers, organisers and residents. And there's a great deal of hard work still ahead, with some 15,000 Clyde-siders (the name given to the Commonwealth volunteers) selflessly giving up their time to help ensure things run smoothly. The Commonwealth Games will hopefully be some light relief (for politicians and the public!) from the referendum debate, and the vote that will happen on 18 September.

Your Day-By-Day Guide To The Commonwealth Games

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 23.07.2014 | UK Sport

WEDNESDAY 23 JULY - opening ceremony starts at 2014 and features 3,000 cast members and 4,5000 athletes from the 71 competing nations. THURSDAY 24 ...

Legacy Is About More Than Medals

Abdullah Mahmood | Posted 23.07.2014 | UK Sport
Abdullah Mahmood

There is no guarantee that basketball would have become the next British Cycling even with funding but you can't just assume that the only value of a sport is to bring success at an international level. There's so much more to it than that.

Glasgow 2014: A Summer Escape for Disadvantaged Youngsters

Jane Ashworth | Posted 23.07.2014 | UK Sport
Jane Ashworth

Over two million British children live in families who can't afford a trip to the seaside... we like to run day trips and camps to classy events and venues that disadvantaged teenagers are otherwise very unlikely to get near. The latest of these is the residential camp we've set up in Glasgow across the Commonwealth Games.

Diver Tom Daley In 'Scary' Emergency Landing In Russia

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 23.07.2014 | UK Sport

A plane carrying diver Tom Daley has had to make an emergency landing in Russia after "a technical issue". He and his partner Dustin Lance Black we...

Angry Scots Force England Commonwealth Games Team Into New Type Of Training

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.07.2014 | UK

English athletes are ready to face booing and heckling by Scottish fans during the Commonwealth Games, as two the countries compete for glory in Glasg...

BBC Journalists To Strike On First Day Of Commonwealth Games

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.07.2014 | UK

Thousands of BBC journalists, technicians and other workers are to stage a 12-hour strike next week to coincide with the opening ceremony of the Commo...

My Swim Stars To Watch

Rebecca Adlington OBE | Posted 23.07.2014 | UK Sport
Rebecca Adlington OBE

I've had the privilege of working with the swimming team since my retirement and its exciting time for British swimming; lots of young athletes are now coming through to their peak so it will be a hard-fought battle in the pool this summer. Having competed at many international competitions, I understand what all of the swimmers will be feeling - excitement, anticipation and a sense of nervousness. I've picked out a few swimmers from each country that I think will be ones to watch for this summer...

Petition Demands Re-Think Over 'Embarrassing' Scotland Commonwealth Games Outfit

PA | Posted 23.07.2014 | UK Sport

Thousands of people have signed an online petition to drop the outfits Scottish athletes are to wear at the Glasgow 2014 opening ceremony. Scotland...

Scotland's Commonwealth Games Opening Parade Uniform Suffers Backlash

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.07.2014 | UK Sport

Scotland's hopes of independence are about as remote as the country's national side making it to the 2018 World Cup, and to compound the misery just l...

Team Scotland's Got The Blues

Christina Miller | Posted 07.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Christina Miller

Sunday night. Family dinner. Glass of red in hand, we moved from the dinner table to the sofa and, as families do these days, picked up our smartphones to scan Facebook. It seemed everyone was "talking" about the same thing: Scotland's parade uniform for the upcoming opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow...

The Summer of Sport - A Game of Two Halves

Mark Foster | Posted 23.07.2014 | UK Sport
Mark Foster

We are at the half way point of the Summer of Sport and after so much promise, the first half has been exciting but with some very poor results... We are now entering the second week of Wimbledon and as always the quality of the tennis in the first week hasn't disappointed... However, for me the highlight of this second half will be the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow later in the month.