Glasgow 2014 is here but what are the Games?

  • 22 July 2014
Commonwealth Games

The Commonwealth Games take place every four years, with the 2014 event being held in Glasgow.

4,500 athletes from 71 nations and territories will compete in seventeen sports over 11 days to try and become a Commonwealth champions.

This will include athletes from Great Britain.

However, unlike Team GB in the Olympic Games, athletes don't represent Great Britain as a whole, instead they are a part of teams from the individual countries that make up Britain; England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales, as well as the Isle of Man, Jersey and Guernsey.

Sporting superstars such as Usain Bolt, Mo Farah and Tom Daley are all competing in what is being billed as the biggest and best Commonwealth Games yet.