Stitches Shawn Mendes
22 July 2014, 21:26
As the world watches what Glasgow has to offer we take a look at the KEY things you need to know about the Commonwealth Games 2014.
Glasgow’s famous Hampden Park will be a key venue during the games playing host to the Track and Field Athletics competitions and the Closing Ceremony.
The same venue where our little Louis Tomlinson of One Direction got sick during a charity football match. During the opener 40,000 spectators will be treated to a stunning night of entertainment from Scottish icon Rod Stewart, former Britain’s Got Talent finalist Susan Boyle and singer-songwriter Amy McDonald plus a few surprises! Picture: WENN
The Diving competitions begin on Wednesday 28th July so get ready to see which UK stars can make a splash with the judges and bring a medal home.
The Commonwealth Games Diving medal tally has been dominated by Australia, Canada and England. However, in Melbourne 2006 and Delhi 2010, Malaysia emerged with medals of each colour. Could we see another nation challenge the big three in Glasgow?
They'll be 8 days of action from The SECC Precinct where extraordinary power, flexibility and choreography will be on display across two gymnastics disciplines, Artistic and Rhythmic. Picture: Instgram
Historically, Australia and Canada have dominated in both disciplines of this sport. Look out for rising stars from Malaysia and England, who were among the medal winners at Melbourne 2006, and emerging athletes from nations throughout the Commonwealth including Scotland.
Female athletes will compete in the Flyweight, Lightweight and Middleweight categories. Medals will be fought for over four rounds of two minutes. Picture: Getty
Wrestling is a competition of strength, suppleness and raw power. Athletes need excellent focus to outwit their opponent. Picture: TNA Wrestling/Twitter
Athletes will compete against each other against a stunning backdrop that includes the Merchant City, George Square, Buchanan Street and the Clyde Arc as well as two further ‘Dear Green Places’: Bellahouston Park and Pollok Park.
The Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games will be bigger than ever with more medals and additional events for female and Para-Sport athletes.
Australia has been the most successful Swimming nation in the history of the Games, rivalled only by Canada and England. Recent Games have seen Scotland, South Africa and New Zealand bridging the gap to claim a coveted medal. Now watch the next group of talented swimmers emerge. Picture: Twitter
.. That's the same size as the audience who watched Ed Sheeran perform at the Royal Albert Hall in London earlier this year!
There's no time difference so we'll be able to get into the sporting sprit without getting into detention at work as we spend our evenings cheering on our favourite athletes in the various event finals.
Our athletes will be showcasing a variety of sporting costumes across the games which are sure you captivate you, but don't get too engrossed that you forget to pack your lunch box for work! Picture: Getty
Apparently The Saturdays kick off their tour in Glasgow because they like the shopping experience there. What you doing Saturday girls? Picture: Getty
The Scots certainly know how to put on a party and being home to some of the world's biggest movie stars expect 5* reviews as the world watches what Glasgow has on offer.
It's when the nations unite for a world-famous sporting competition that the most unexpected popstar/sportsstar friendships come out of the woodwork.
These athletes are not afraid to flash the flesh when they're competing and with the dedicated training sessions this lot have been doing they're guaranteed to put us all to shame! Taxi to the gym please...
As you get hooked to exciting competition rounds and gold medal-winning performances over the next couple of weeks take some time out to burn off some calories and fully experience the sporting life. Now drop and give us 20! Picture: Instagram
There's nothing better than boasting about your win to millions of followers in a good old fashioned (Valencia) selfie? Living with my ladies #live (Picture: Twitter)
We know that our pop stars love a good front row seat at the big sporting events. First one to get a selfie with the German football team wins. Ready? GO! Picture: Getty/Facebook