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Monday 9th of June 2014
The Car Hire Glasgow Airport branch hope there can be a legacy that comes out of the Commonwealth Games as well as being of some benefit to the London Olympics.
The Commonwealth Games in Glasgow is set to be a very British event according to Sebastian Coe, which would extend the legacy of the London 2012 Olympics. The former middle-distance runner, who saw the London bid right through from the start to staging the event thinks it is an extraordinary opportunity.
He said, “It’s well nigh as difficult to win a medal at a Commonwealth Games event as it is in many disciplines in world championships and Olympic Games. This is part of a British legacy to get more young people, wherever they live, into sport. I shared a room with Alan Wells in Moscow in 1980; we were competing for a British team. Alan was as fiercely patriotic when it came to competing with a Scottish vest on and our athletes will be fiercely competitive and patriotic across all our nations; but this is a big British event.”
Doing some reflecting about the 2012 Olympics, Coe revealed his passion for running came from watching athletes at Mexico Games when he was younger and thinks that future stars can be born from such an event as the Glasgow Games.