World-beating athletes and incredible crowds are ensuring the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games is off to a sensational start. At the half-way point, Organisers revealed the number of Commonwealth and World record which have been toppled, the record-breaking tickets sales and the unprecedented crowds which have thronged across the city to soak up the once-in-a-lifetime atmosphere of Scotland’s biggest-ever sporting and cultural festival.
Games high points to date include:
- 1.2 million tickets sold, making Glasgow 2014 Scotland’s most successful sports event
- More than 100 new Commonwealth Games Records and 5 new World Records set
- 151 Gold medals will have been presented by tonight (Tuesday, July 29)
- The biggest-ever world crowds for a Rugby Sevens tournament
- At least 300,000 visitors have now enjoyed the city’s live sites
- Haunting rendition of ‘Freedom, Come All Ye’ from the Opening Ceremony by South African singer Pumeza is now topping the UK I-tunes classical charts
And over Super Saturday and Sensational Sunday, the city enjoyed its biggest weekend ever with nearly 700,000 people flocking to enjoy a wide range of sport and culture venues and be part of Glasgow’s greatest sporting moment on the global stage. In addition, Glasgow 2014’s Rugby Sevens competition which saw South Africa triumph in a thrilling final against New Zealand, attracted world record-breaking Sevens audiences to Ibrox Stadium over the two-day competition.