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Sir Charles Allen and Sir Craig Reedie get Glasgow 2014 advisory roles

Charles Allen was non-executive director of the London Olympics which held events at Hampden Park
Image caption Charles Allen was non-executive director of the London Olympics which held events at Hampden Park

Two Scots with links to the Olympics have been appointed as advisers to the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

Sir Charles Allen and Sir Craig Reedie will act as executive counsel to the organising committee led by Lord Smith of Kelvin.

Sir Charles acted as a non-executive director of the 2012 London Olympic Committee and was chair of the 2002 Manchester Commonwealth Games.

Sir Craig is Vice President of the International Olympic Committee.

Announcing their appointments, Lord Smith of Kelvin said: "I am delighted that global games experts of the calibre of Sir Craig and Sir Charles have agreed to offer their considerable wisdom and experience to Glasgow 2014.

"Between them they have been instrumental in delivering the most successful multi-sports games ever hosted in the UK.

"To have these two distinguished Scots join our team is a tremendous vote of confidence in the Glasgow 2014 team and I look forward to the part they will play in Glasgow and Scotland delivering an outstanding Commonwealth Games of which we can all be proud."

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