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Old July 20th, 2011, 05:02 PM   #561
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Old July 22nd, 2011, 04:05 AM   #562
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Games logos designed as the 'defining moments' for 2014

THE logos to represent each sporting discipline at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow are unveiled today, with each image created to depict a "defining moment" in each of the sports.


The designs - or pictograms - will be prominent at the venues and on signage, scoreboards and literature during the Games themselves, but they will also feature prominently in the marketing and merchandising operations in the build-up to the Games.

The "defining moment" aims to represent that split second in which a gold medal can be won - when an athlete is crossing the finish line, a swimmer is at full reach touching the wall at the end of the pool, or a badminton player is high in the air striking the winning shot.

Glasgow 2014 went through an extensive consultation and approval process with some of Scotland's leading athletes to ensure, as far as possible, the technical accuracy of the 17 pictograms, which were produced by the Glasgow-based creative design agency Tangent.

The pictogram images have been welcomed by Glasgow 2014 acting chief executive David Grevemberg, who took over at the top of the organising committee when predecessor John Scott quit suddenly last month after it was found that he had breached the rules on accepting gifts and hospitality.

"We're delighted to give people the first glimpse of images that will be prominent around the city during Games-time, giving them a taste of the excitement to come," said Grevemberg.

"Due to the wonderful diversity of the Commonwealth, it's important that our pictograms are not only attractive to the Glaswegian and Scottish public, but transcend cultural differences to provide an effective point of reference for our overseas visitors."

Grevemberg added: "I believe that we have achieved this and I'm particularly pleased to have done so by staying true to our values of creativity and of being athlete-centred and sport- focused.

"I'm really proud of the pictograms we have created for Glasgow 2014 - we have developed some truly memorable images for our Games."

One of Scotland's leading competitors also gave the images his backing. Judo player Euan Burton, a bronze medallist at the World Judo Championships in Tokyo last year, said: "The pictogram for Judo is a good representation of the winning moment, and I particularly like the focus on the winning athlete.

"It's really smart the way they have gone down the route of using a dynamic move specific to my sport - often you get similarities to wresting, but this pictogram shows something which is very much a judo technique.

"Only one athlete from each sport is asked to come along and provide their input so it was an honour to be involved in the process."

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Old July 23rd, 2011, 03:24 PM   #563
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NISA and Velodrome

July update pictures by Thomas banks on the Scottish Cycling Website.



It's great to see a structure with some good quality cladding for once.
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Old July 23rd, 2011, 06:43 PM   #564
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Drove past the NISA/velodrome the other day and its looking great, and rather Massive!

Incidentally i was doing a general recce of the east end and my god what a lot of construction is going on. Very exciting times!
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Drove past the NISA/velodrome the other day and its looking great, and rather Massive!

Incidentally i was doing a general recce of the east end and my god what a lot of construction is going on. Very exciting times!
Any photos from said recce, old boy?
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Old July 23rd, 2011, 07:42 PM   #566
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I'm afraid not, however I am heading back in tomorrow morning so will take some (iphone) photos then.

Anything you want to see in particular?
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July update pictures by Thomas banks on the Scottish Cycling Website.



It's great to see a structure with some good quality cladding for once.
That thing will be finished this time next year, even before the the london velodrome was finished for the london games.

Shows what giving the two sets of games to a safe pair of hands does :-)
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Old July 24th, 2011, 03:31 PM   #569
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A couple I took of NISA/Velodrome today. Taken on iphone so apologies for quality.



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It's some size of space inside I tell you!!
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Old July 28th, 2011, 11:23 AM   #571
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Am I getting carried away or is the Glasgow velodrome something we should be getting quite excited about? I think it looks really quite stunning with the cantilever projections and the cladding and even the way those shadows add drama to the elevations..

In my opinion it is superior to anything in the Olympic village - including the aquatics centre.
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Old July 29th, 2011, 01:59 PM   #573
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Am I getting carried away or is the Glasgow velodrome something we should be getting quite excited about? I think it looks really quite stunning with the cantilever projections and the cladding and even the way those shadows add drama to the elevations..

In my opinion it is superior to anything in the Olympic village - including the aquatics centre.


I've been quite surprised at the look warm response it has received, I think it is a fantastic structure and quite agree with you, it will be a world class venue.

Regarding London, their velodrome maybe just trumps this structure, but that takes nothing away from 3D Reid's / Sports Concepts' design as this is more than just a velodrome, it is an integrated sporting hub.

(Or maybe I'm just biased)
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Old July 29th, 2011, 02:18 PM   #574
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Global hunt begins for new 2014 Games chief.

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The worldwide hunt for a new boss to deliver Glasgow’s 2014 Commonwealth Games begins today.

A month after the controversial resignation of former chief executive John Scott, international headhunters Odgers Berndtson will scour the world’s of sport, commerce and the public sector for a “dynamic and inspirational leader” to front the largest sporting event ever likely to ever be staged in Scotland.

Although the salary will depends on the individual, Mr Scott, who quit after failing to declare benefits worth thousands of pounds from a potential supplier, enjoyed a salary of around £180,000.

The Games the search for a new boss can be concluded within two to three months.

Glasgow 2014 Chairman Lord Smith said: “We will consider anyone from home or away who is able to meet our criteria.

“We want the best for Glasgow and the best for Scotland, and that’s why we are looking as far and wide as we can.”
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Old July 29th, 2011, 10:55 PM   #575
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Kelvingrove Bowling Greens

Some good progress being made on the greens. The backdrop during the games will be fantastic.

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Bosses hope £740k pavilion will bowl over Games crowds

Evening Times 9th August 2011


A £740,000 upgrade will bring the pavilion at the Kelvingrove Park bowling greens up to Commonwealth Games standard.

Later this week, councillors will be asked to provide almost £223,000 towards upgrading, extending and maintaining the pavilion.

The total cost of the building work is estimated at £740,000 and it is hoped groups including the Tennis Foundation and the sportscotland Lottery Fund will provide the balance.

The existing pavilion is only 95 square metres but the extension will see it being extended 296 square metres.

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Shame the bandstand couldn't have been rehabilitated at the same time...
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The lack of action on the bandstand is bizarre, given its prominence in the city's premier park and the relatively low price it would take to sort it out. £1-2m is a drop in the ocean in terms of the city's budget, and it is almost unbelievable that at no point in the last 15 years was this money ever found.

It seems that there has been no desire on the part of the Council to do anything with the bandstands in Kelvingrove and Queen's Park, with community groups doing the running in both cases only to hit brick walls at every turn. Had these facilities been brought back into use, we may not be in the position where George Square needed to be downgraded to make space for temporary stages and seating (and all the rest).

This page has some history:

http://www.kelvingrovepark.com/bandstand.html

The last that was heard of the renovation plans was in December last year:

http://www.eveningtimes.co.uk/news/e...band-1.1075781
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Wednesday 24 August 2011

Commonwealth Games Business Portal now advertising contracts for building of City Legacy Homes


Millions of pounds worth of new work connected to the Commonwealth Games Athletes' Village are now being advertised.


Around 50 sub-contracts are being made available on the Commonwealth Games Business Portal, which provides the essential opportunity for businesses to find out all the information necessary to compete for contracts related to the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. All the relevant goods, works and services relating to the Games will be sourced through the portal.
The City Legacy consortium will be delivering the City Legacy Homes development, the first phase of which will be used for the Athletes’ Village at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. Around 50 sub-contracts will be advertised over the next few weeks and are available to companies who are registered and ‘Business Ready’ on the portal.
Amongst the many opportunities are solar photovoltaic cell installation, plumbing and heating works, internal and external door sets, roofing works and timber windows.
Businesses interested in supplying services for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games should visit www.glasgow2014.com/businessportal

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Hampden

Just found something interesting on the Ojeu website, which I assume is related to the Commonwealth Games.

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Buyer Reference HPL-1/NSU Hampden 2 Storey Extension & Upgrading - Design Services The purpose of this invitation is to procure the full design services (RIBA stages A-K) of a complete design team for the design of an extension to the North Stand and alterations to the West Stand under-croft at Hampden Park. The commission is for the design of a two storey extension to the existing North Concourse (elevated by approx 4m over ground to Sommerville Drive) fully integrated into the existing stadium structure and services and alteration of the west stand under-croft to deliver storage facilities. The proposed north stand extension is of the order of 1,630sqm gross. It is anticipated that the design team will comprise of architectural, engineering, cost consultant and other specialists as required and as advised by the architect acting as lead consultant and contract administrator. The design team will provide design services to meet the functional, technical and operational requirements of the North & West Stands. Note: while it is intended that the design team will be assembled by the lead consultant as part of a submission bid each of the principle designers will be subject of separate appointments.
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Anyone got any details on this?

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