Praises heaped on volunteers, athletes after `fantastic` Commonwealth Games

ANI| Updated: Aug 04, 2014, 12:47 PM IST

London: Praises have reportedly been heaped on the people of Glasgow, as well as volunteers, crowds and athletes after a `fantastic` 2014 Commonwealth Games.

Team Scotland`s boss said that the Scottish athletes had exceeded expectations and galvanised the country. First Minister Alex Salmond also praised those who had helped to deliver the best and friendliest Commonwealth Games ever.

Salmond said that tens of thousands of visitors had been made to feel at home during the Commonwealth Games, with Scotland extending the warmest of welcomes, The BBC reported.

Salmond added that everything about the Games had been a huge credit to the city and to Scotland. He described Scottish athletes, who are celebrating a record haul of more than 50 medals, as fantastic.

Salmond said that hearing the national anthem in venues across the city has been hugely inspiring and emotional, and they have celebrated every medal as if it was the most important one.

But, he added that they are not just celebrating their medal winners; every single member of Team Scotland has been incredible and their performances have done Scotland proud.