Glasgow CWG will be best ever: OC Vice Chair
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Last Updated: Tuesday, February 08, 2011, 20:29
New Delhi: All the work related to the 2014 Commonwealth Games will be completed on time and Glasgow will host the best ever Games, says Louise Martin, Vice Chair of the Organising Committee representing Commonwealth Games Scotland on the Glasgow Board.

Martin said that with infrastructure for the quadrennial event in place, the Games can compete with the Delhi Commonwealth Games held last October.

"Every member nation wants to hold the best ever Commonwealth Games and we are confident that Glasgow will also host the best Games. Our preparations for the event are on time and with all the infrastructure in place, the 2014 edition can compete with Delhi Games," Martin said.

Martin was in the Capital to attend the meeting of the Commonwealth Advisory Body on Sports (CABOS) to agree a plan on target setting, monitoring and evaluating development goals for sport.

Martin was elected as a board member to Commonwealth Games Scotland (CGS) in 1995 and was CGS Chair from 1999 until November 2007, when her term came to an end in line with CGS constitutional requirements.

The first woman to hold this post with CGS also had a word of praise for Delhi organisers, who she said hosted a successful Commonwealth Games despite all the negative publicity generated in the build-up to the Games.

"There was lot of negative publicity. Lot of complaints related to the work. But once athletes started arriving for the event and saw it themselves, it all became good. Lot of positive reactions started pouring in and then we saw great games.”

"All the competition venues were world class and they (organisers) did a good job," said Martin, who is currently the Commonwealth Games Federation Honorary Secretary, having been re-elected for a third term in November 2007.


First Published: Tuesday, February 08, 2011, 20:29

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