Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games kicks off on July 23, 2014 at the Celtic Park, Glasgow, Scotland at 1.30 am IST (9.00 pm BST). on Thursday. Officially known as the XX Commonwealth Games is the 20th edition of the multi-event sporting tournament being held in the European nation for the third time after 1970 and 1986 when the games were held in Edinburgh. Ten Sports that have acquired the TV rights in India will let CWG 14 enthusiasts simultaneously follow all the sporting action on Ten Sports, Ten Action and Ten HD with Hindi commentary for some of the events. The opening ceremony of Commonwealth Games 2014 will be available for live streaming at the Official Youtube Page of Commonwealth Games
The Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games witnessing a participation of 4,947 representing 71 Commonwealth nations and independent states. During the Delhi 2010 Commonwealth Games held in India, the participants were more in numbers and so were the events that have been scales down to 17 sports from 21 earlier. There would be 261 medal events in 17 sports; Tennis and Archery have been replaced by triathlon in this edition.
The Commonwealth Games have always been seen as the second fiddle to the biggest multi-sport events tournament Summer Olympics but they have managed to carve a niche for themselves. Barring few major pullouts before the tournament, Glasgow Commonwealth Games 2014 are witnessing a power-packed nation representatives adding spice to the event.
India who was last edition’s host nation is closely related with the Commonwealth Games for they have been constant performers in this tournament. Looking at the tournament as a great platform for the hidden talents from various non-traditional sports, Indian athletes are always exuberant about these Games. Watching their national heroes excel and secure top spot at the event is every Indians wish. They can closely follow the event on Ten Sports Network.