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Louise Martin led the bid for the 2014 Games in her role as chief of Commonwealth Games Scotland, before working as vice-chairwoman of the Glasgow 2014 Organising Committee.
Our first gold medallist in Glasgow 2014 was rhythmic gymnast Frankie Jones, who won the David Dixon Award as the outstanding athlete of the Glasgow Commonwealth Games.
However Joe Anderson, Mayor of Liverpool, has told the ECHO he thinks Liverpool has the capability to host the Commonwealth Games if the Government were to finance it.
More than half of those asked said they would back a bid to bring the Commonwealth Games to the North East as 53% would like to see the international event hosted in the region, while 23% said they would not want the event in the area and 24% remained undecided.
Deputy Premier and Minister for State Development, Infrastructure and Planning Jeff Seeney said a total of $320 million would be invested in sport and community infrastructure for the Commonwealth Games over the next four years, providing an unrivalled opportunity for south east Queensland businesses.
It was named after the late David Dixon, former honorary secretary of the late Commonwealth Games federation in honour of the monumental contribution to Commonwealth sport for many years.
In his message to Raj Singh, Chef-de-Mission, Indian Contingent for the Glasgow Commonwealth Games, the President has said, "I convey my good wishes to the Indian contingent on the eve of the opening ceremony of the 20th Commonwealth Games at Glasgow.
But Glaswegians and Scots in general look set to embrace the prospect of the first Commonwealth Games in their country for 28 years, with more than 1.
The 800 metre runner from Caernarfon had been due to compete at his third Commonwealth Games in Glasgow this month, but he was hit with a provisional suspension yesterday.
Earlier, the SAI had projected that India are expected to win 125 medals at the Commonwealth Games, scheduled from July 23 to August 3, but the same figure has now come down to 75.
RUGBY league moved closer to becoming a Commonwealth Games sport when it was granted category three status at a meeting in Kuala Lumpur.
According to the Commonwealth Games Federation, Prince Charles will receive the baton and read the Queen's message at the opening ceremony.

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