11 Mar

Countdown To Commonwealth Games

Michael Jamieson

Commonwealth and Olympic swimming star, Michael Jamieson, joined official Glasgow 2014 mascot Clyde and thousands of school pupils yesterday to celebrate Commonwealth Day and the official countdown to the Glasgow 2014 opening ceremony. Glasgow 2014 ambassador, Michael, was joined by Glasgow 2014 chairman, Lord Smith of Kelvin, and Charles Villoz, vice president of Longines, as the Glasgow 2014 official Longines Countdown Clock was switched on in the city’s Central Station.

Situated above the destination board at the station, the new clock will be seen by hundreds and thousands of commuters and visitors in the lead-up to the Games in July.

Michael and Clyde kicked off the Commonwealth Day celebrations by sporting their trainers at Glasgow’s Hillhead Primary School and encouraging the youngsters to show their support for the Games by also wearing their trainers.

Michael said: “It has been great to be here in Glasgow and celebrate Commonwealth Day, Sport Your Trainers and the switch on of the Glasgow 2014 clock. It just brings home to me how fast the clock is ticking to July. Glasgow 2014 is going to be one of the highlights of my career and I’m delighted to be playing a part in the run up to the Games in my home town as an ambassador. As well as being an athlete the great thing for me as a sports fan is being able to attend other events and I can’t wait to get to see as much as I can at Glasgow 2014.”

For more information, visit the Glasgow 2014 website.