Record View: Proud day for all Scotland; 2014 ..WE'VE GOT IT.WE'VE got it all to look forward to. Tension turned to joy and joy erupted into one big party yesterday as Scotland landed the 2014 Commonwealth Games Commonwealth games, series of amateur athletic meets held among citizens of countries in the Commonwealth of Nations. Originated (1930) as the British Empire games, the series is held every four years and is patterned after the Olympic games; women have participated .
It was a great result and gives Scotland a tremendous opportunity to put on a show for the rest of the world.
Scotland won in Sri Lanka Sri Lanka (srē läng`kə) [Sinhalese,=resplendent land], formerly Ceylon, ancient Taprobane, officially Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, island republic (2005 est. pop. for two reasons.
First, Glasgow had the better bid.
The Commonwealth Games Federation recognised that in their report and most countries knew it when they came to vote.
There was a powerful argument to take the Games to Africa for the first time in their 77-year history - and there still is.
But Glasgow offered more this time round. It's right that 2014 will be Scotland's year.
Second, the vision was presented perfectly.
From the start, the team behind the bid have been determined, professional and irresistibly persuasive.
Scotland owes those who delivered the games a huge thank-you.
Former first minister Jack McConnell Jack Wilson McConnell (born June 30, 1960 in Irvine, North Ayrshire) is a former First Minister of Scotland, leader of the Scottish Labour Party and current Member of the Scottish Parliament (MSP) for the Motherwell and Wishaw constituency. and wife Bridget McConnell, Glasgow's leisure chief, set the ball rolling.
Organisers Derek Casey and Louise Martin ran the campaign with military precision.
Glasgow council leader Steven Purcell championed his city tirelessly and First Minister Alex Salmond brought all his flair to the final push for votes in Sri Lanka.
This was one election where Scottish politics was thrown out of the window. It was a great team effort.
Congratulations to all those involved - the athletes, organisers and politicians.
The Games will cost pounds 300million to stage.
It's a lot of money. And if the Holyrood building fiasco is anything to go by, it could be an awful lot more.
But let's hope we've learned the lessons from that. Let's hope the delivery is as good as the bid.
Because if it is, the benefits will far outweigh the cost.
The exciting plans will showcase Scotland.
Events will be staged at world-famous venues including Hampden Park, Ibrox and Celtic Park.
There will also be new facilities - a National Indoor Sports Arena in the east end, a landmark stadium on the banks of the Clyde at the SECC (Single Edge Contact Cartridge) A CPU module from Intel that held Pentium II and Pentium III chips and their L2 cache chips. The SECC plugged into Slot 1 on the motherboard and contained a single edge processor package (SEPP), which was the printed circuit , a velodrome ve·lo·drome
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New homes will be built. An athletes' village will rise out of derelict land in the east end. After the Games, a new community will take root there.
Scotland can also look forward to a tourism boom in 2015 thanks to the global TV exposure the Games will bring.
And that's not taking into account the people who will come to see the Games themselves - a mouthwatering mouth·wa·ter·ing or mouth-wa·ter·ing
Appealing to the sense of taste; appetizing: the mouthwatering aroma of a baking pie. feast of world-class sport.
Scotland celebrated yesterday. But just think of the lift the country will enjoy as the opening ceremony draws near.
And what a way to start the biggest week in Scottish sport for years.
The countdown to the Italy game has begun. We could not have wished for a better omen. The build-up could not have started on a bigger high.
So bring on Italy next week. And bring on the Games. Scotland is ready.
If the delivery is as professional as the bid, then we can all look forward to 2014 and beyond.