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Glasgow 2014 marks 100 days to Commonwealth Games

The next Commonwealth Games will include more medals and sports for para-sport than ever before. 14 Apr 2014
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Picture of Glasgow 2014 stadium with 100 days to go written in the grass

Hampden Park will host the athletics competition at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.

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By IPC

There will be 22 para-sport medal events at Glasgow 2014 – compared to a previous high of 15 – across five sports, including athletics, cycling, lawn bowls, powerlifting and swimming.

Glasgow 2014 marked 100 days to go until the Commonwealth Games on Monday (14 April) with a stunning aerial shot of Hampden Park - Scotland’s national football stadium temporarily transformed into an athletics venue for the Games

The venue has a giant “100” painted onto the grass infield for an iconic image which shows the still in-construction running track for the first time

Hampden will be the centrepiece of the Games, which will feature the largest para-sport programme in the history of the event in terms of medal events and sports from 23 July – 3 August.

There will be 22 para-sport medal events at Glasgow 2014 – compared to a previous high of 15 – across five sports, including athletics, cycling, lawn bowls, powerlifting and swimming. These events will be fully integrated into the Glasgow 2014 schedule and the results will count toward the overall medals table for the Games.

Beyond the Commonwealth Games, the city will host the 2015 IPC Swimming World Championships with the same accessibility requirements in terms of transport and security.

With 100 days to go until Glasgow 2014, New Zealand announced that Sophie Pascoe and Nikita Howarth - who won six medals between them at the 2013 IPC Swimming World Championships - will compete at the Commonwealth Games.

For more information on the next Commonwealth Games, please visit the Glasgow 2014 website.