2014 Commonwealth Games
The 2014 Commonwealth Games was the third time (2014, 1986, 1970) Scotland played host to the Games. England finished top of the medal table for the first time since the 1986 Commonwealth Games also held in Scotland. The 4947 Athletes competed in 261 events in 18 sports.
Australian athletes Emma McKeon won 6 medals (4 gold, 2 bronze in Swimming) and Alicia Coutts won 4 medals (3 gold, 1 silver in Swimming) were the high medal winners for Australia.
The 2014 Glasgow Games opening ceremony was held at Celtic Park in Glasgow Scotland on 23 July 2014. The Games were formally opened by Queen Elizabeth II. The ceremony included about 2000 performers incuding Rod Stewart and Susan Boyle. The ceremony included a moment of silence in memory of the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 disaster (shot down 17 July 2014).
XX Commonwealth Games 2014 Glasgow Mascot
The Glasgow mascot Clyde was named after the river flowing through the centre of Glasgow. Clyde's design was chosen from a children's competition. Beth Gilmour won and her drawing was turned into the 2014 mascot. Over 50,000 Clyde mascot toys were sold.
Glasgow Commonwealth Games Medals
The unusual 2014 Glasgow medals were designed and made by Jonathan Boyd. See photos of the 2014 medals being made.
417 athletes competed for Australia, the most of the 2014 games.
Top 24 Countries By Total Medals
Host country listed in bold, Australia in green.
Countries attending the games were: Anguilla, India, Saint Helena, Antigua and Barbuda, Isle of Man, Kitts and Nevis, Australia, Jamaica, Saint Lucia, Bahamas, Jersey, Samoa, Bangladesh, Kenya, Scotland, Barbados, Kiribati, Seychelles, Belize, Lesotho, Sierra Leone, Bermuda, Malawi, Singapore, Botswana, Malaysia, Solomon Islands, British Virgin Islands, Maldives, South Africa, Brunei , Malta, Sri Lanka, Cameroon, Mauritius, Swaziland, Canada, Montserrat, Tanzania, Cayman Islands, Mozambique, Tonga, Cook Islands, Namibia, Trinidad and Tobago, Cyprus, Nauru, Turks and Caicos Islands, Dominica, New Zealand, Tuvalu, England, Nigeria, Uganda, Falkland Islands, Niue, Vanuatu, Ghana, Norfolk Island, Wales,Gibraltar, Northern Ireland, Zambia, Grenada, Pakistan, Guernsey, Papua New Guinea, Guyana, Rwanda