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Glasgow 2014 will be the next great moment in British sport.
That according to the vice president of the International Olympic Committee.
Sir Craig Reedie says The Commonwealth Games are a perfect opportunity to build on the success of the Olympics.
The former badminton champion addressed MSPs made the comments at a reception at the Scottish Parliament, which was also attended by Glasgow 2014 chief executive David Grevemberg.
``Staging the London 2012 Games this summer was a tremendous team effort that harnessed the talents of every nation in the UK,'' Sir Craig said.
``As we hand over the baton to Glasgow 2014, we do so in the knowledge that the Commonwealth Games will be the next great moment in the UK's golden decade of sport.''