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Aquatics is a core sport of the Commonwealth Games and includes the disciplines of Swimming and Diving. A fraction of a second can mean the difference between winning and losing in Swimming. While Diving requires great skill, nerve and calm.
The Athletics disciplines of Track, Field and Marathon will feature at Glasgow 2014. World and Olympic champions will be among those competing across middle-distance, long-distance and field events, including events for Para-Sport athletes.
Badminton is a contest of supreme skill, agility and precision. Widely regarded as the fastest racquet sport in the world, with shuttles traveling at more than 300km/h, Badminton will feature on all 11 days of the Games programme.
Boxing requires immense skill, coupled with rigorous physical and mental commitment. Glasgow 2014 is the first time that women’s Boxing will be included on the sport programme at a Commonwealth Games.
Cycling is well represented throughout the Commonwealth. The Glasgow 2014 programme showcases the disciplines of Mountain Bike, Road and Track, as well as four Para-Sport events – promising an adrenaline-packed mix of speed, endurance and tactics.
Two Gymnastics disciplines – Artistic and Rhythmic – will unfold at the Scottish National Arena, where grace, flexibility and extraordinary strength will be on display.
Hockey is an immensely popular team sport played throughout the Commonwealth. 10 nations will be participating in each of the Men’s and Women’s Hockey competitions at Glasgow 2014.
Judo is a relatively modern martial art, and has grown in popularity throughout the Commonwealth. It is a highly physical sport with a strong ethical code and guiding philosophy.
Glasgow 2014 will feature a number of current Lawn Bowls World Champions. Set in one of Glasgow’s most famous parks, the Lawn Bowls competition will take place at the Kelvingrove Lawn Bowls Centre.
With a single gold medal up for grabs amongst the 12 competing nations, Commonwealth Games Netball lives up to expectations as a fast and exciting display of athleticism, skill and tactics.
A concertina version of the traditional Rugby Union game, Rugby Sevens is a fast and furious contest with high point-scoring, hard hits and lung-bursting sprints.
Shooting combines an intense concentration, skill and nerve, and its four disciplines each have their own appeal and challenge. Over 40 of 71 competing nations are expected to send a team to the Glasgow 2014 Shooting events.
Squash is a highly energetic racquet sport that requires outstanding levels of fitness, combined with a deft touch for precise ball placement within the enclosed field of play.
Table Tennis is a spectacle of accuracy and speed, with split-second reactions required to keep the ball in play. Since making its debut at the Manchester 2002 Commonwealth Games, Table Tennis remains a strong sport amongst Commonwealth nations.
Combining three unique and challenging disciplines – swimming, cycling and running – Triathlon demonstrates the overall fitness, skill and endurance of some of the world’s most talented athletes.
Weightlifting is a competition of physical and mental toughness, where athletes compete according to 15 pre-determined body-weight categories and must record the biggest lift in their division to claim the Gold medal.
A sport with an ancient tradition, Wrestling is a competition of strength, suppleness and raw power. Athletes need excellent focus to outwit their opponent.