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Friday 15th of August 2014
The Car Hire Glasgow Airport team are pleased with some of the statistics to be released from the Commonwealth Games.
The Glasgow Commonwealth Games sold a total of 96% of its tickets, it has been made known. Also a survey of 20,000 spectators found that 91% were satisfied, with the top three words used in feedback being, ‘fantastic’, ‘exciting’ and ‘fun’. Athletes set nine world records during 11 days of competition and broke 142 Commonwealth Games records.
Glasgow 2014 chief executive David Grevemberg said “The Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games has made history as the best Commonwealth Games ever, setting a new gold standard for the Commonwealth sports movement, new benchmarks for event delivery.”
Other statistics to come out of the Games were, almost 500,000 meals were served at the Athletes’ Village, 100 tonnes of fruit and vegetables were delivered to the site, Athletes consumed 65,000 hand made smoothies, 30,000 bags of clothes and 150,000 towels were laundered.
On the social media side, 3.5 million mentions of Glasgow 2014 on social media and 450,000 downloads of the Games app.
Scottish government sport secretary Shona Robison said, “The number of spectators at the Games exceeded all expectations. Time after time we saw amazing crowds who really helped make the Games and cheered on athletes whether they were winning or not.”
The organisers said the opening ceremony on 23 July at Celtic Park, where performers included Rod Stewart and Susan Boyle, was watched by a television audience of more than one billion people.