Today is the day: after years of preparation, it’s the start of the 20th Commonwealth Games, and they are being held in Glasgow!
Both my mum and my sister are busy, busy, busy volunteering as ‘clydesiders’ and we’re excited about our events.
On Friday, @TheWelshWookie and I are going to a Commonweath Games concert which will be broadcast live on BBC radio 2 & radio 4; on Saturday we have tickets for judo; we’ll be going along to watch the marathon on Sunday, and we’ll still have the athletics to look forward to next Friday: I can’t wait to see both Mo Farah and Usain Bolt!
Last Sunday, we got to see our second baton relay. In 2012, we were privileged to see the Olympic torch relay in Inverness:
As you can see, we made our own Olympic torches!
And we were fortunate to hold the torch itself:
This time around, the Queens Baton Relay was passing through Lochgilphead, so we were able to see it there. It was delayed, so we ended up waiting around two hours to see it 🙂
Not many people are as lucky as us! Are you planning on watching any of the Games? What are you looking forward to seeing most?
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I’d love to watch some of the games online – I gotta get on top of this! Hope you enjoy going to the Games!
I’m sure I will, thanks! I hope you can find some to watch- BBC is probably a good online bet 🙂
Go the Aussies!
Oh I know they’ll be fantastic!
I enjoyed seeing the baton in Cupar at the end of term as we had one pupil and two members of staff involved in carrying it. It was at the end of the school day and lovely weather too!
We’re hatching a plan to watch the marathon on Sunday and, very excitingly, I’ve just been offered a ticket for next Friday night so I’ll be watching Bolt flashing past as well! Shame about Mo, but I think he’s made the right decision.
That’s great! Hopefully we can meet up on Sunday and maybe even next Friday 🙂
That would be great 🙂