From 23 July to 3 August 2014, the focus will shift from post-World Cup to the XX Commonwealth Games that will be held and hosted in Glasgow, Scotland. Glasgow is one of the largest cities in the United Kingdom and for a modern cultural and sport-loving city, it has lively hearted, forward- and creative thinking Scottish folk (the people of Glasgow are also known as Glaswegians). 71 nations and territories will be participating in the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.
Among the 71 nations, we are proud to announce that our beloved nation, Malaysia, is also participating in the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games! Our athletes will represent our country in Glasgow and participate in games such as badminton, cycling, diving, gymnastics, hockey, judo, squash, swimming, and table tennis, among the other games that some of our other athletes will be participating in. Names like Liew Daren (badminton), Josiah Ng (keirin cyclist), Pandelela Rinong (diving), Nicol David (squash), and Khoo Cai Lin (swimming) should ring a bell somewhere not too distant in our memories.
Did you know…?
… that the mascot for the Glasgow Commonwealth Games 2014 is a ‘thistle’ by the name of Clyde (see picture below)? A thistle is defined as a beautiful but common weed in the form of a prickly-leaved, pink or purple-flowered Scotch thistle. The thistle is actually a national symbol of Scotland, besides the tartan.
Eager to feel the Scottish vibe and build the mood and momentum for the Glasgow Games? Then come on over to our Posterific Facebook page and get your posters on United Kingdom in our ‘Maps & Flags‘ album as well as the ‘Keep Calm‘ album! If you’re interested in flying to Scotland to watch the Games live, or visit Glasgow as part of your vacation, then click here to find out more about the city before making your holiday plans!