Wednesday 27th of August 2014
Car Hire Glasgow Airport think it is a good idea to re-use items from the Commonwealth Games to prolong the legacy.
A selection of the wooden podiums from the Glasgow Commonwealth Games are set to be turned in to scaled models and sold at auction. The smaller podiums will be crafted by Paul Hodgkiss Design, which made the originals. Other podiums which are not being re-crafted are being found new homes.
As part of the Games legacy many of them have been given to sporting stadiums, clubs and centres around Scotland. Others have been donated to Glasgow Life and National Museums for Scotland and will be put on display at a future date. A set of ceremonial costumes which were worn by the male and female medal bearers has also been donated to Glasgow Life.
Glasgow 2014 chief executive David Grevemberg said, “Apart from an athlete’s medal, the most coveted and distinctive representation of the Games was the podium. They were viewed by millions but exclusively reserved for those elite athletes who were top of their sport on that given day. Now, in another first for the Games, the podiums will be shared with all of those who were truly moved by the extraordinary sporting history created throughout Glasgow 2014.”
The new scaled model podiums will be available to buy through the Glasgow 2014 Official Auction.