Commonwealth House, 32 on Albion Street with in Merchant City, was the headquarters of the hugely successful Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. Glasgow won the bid to host the Commonwealth Games on 7th November 2007 and immediately began preparations for the biggest sporting and cultural event in Scotland’s history. Iconic buildings were transformed, and new venues constructed. Volunteers were recruited to help run the Games and deal with the huge demand for tickets. The Queen opened the Games on 23rd July and they ran until 3rd August, with many sporting records being broken. 71 nations took part and there were 261 events in 18 different sports, some 4,950 athletes taking part. It was in celebration of these games that Glasgow became the first city to embrace the concept of a Commonwealth Walkway, which was instigated on 23rd August 2014 and completed in 2017.
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