2014 Commonwealth Games Guide

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The 2014 Commonwealth Games, to be held in Glasgow, Scotland from July 23 through August 3, mark the 20th Games in the event’s history, bringing together 71 teams from the Commonwealth of Nations to compete for titles in popular Olympic sports like swimming, cycling, and of course, gymnastics.

The Gymternet’s Complete Coverage Guide has it all – who’s competing, when it’s going down, and where to watch.

Who Will Be There?

20 nations will field WAG teams, including rising world gym powers Australia, Canada, and the three countries that make up the British team (England, Wales, and host nation Scotland). Check out our complete lists of athletes to see who each country will send. The subdivisions are as follows:

Sub 1 Cyprus, Malta, South Africa, Jersey, Namibia, Trinidad & Tobago
Sub 2 Jamaica, Singapore
Sub 3 Cayman Islands, Wales, Sri Lanka
Sub 4 Northern Ireland
Sub 5 India, Isle of Man
Sub 6 Malaysia, Scotland
Sub 7 England, New Zealand
Sub 8 Australia, Canada

When are the Commonwealth Games?

The Games begin on July 23, though women’s artistic gymnastics gets underway on Monday July 28 with qualification/team final sessions and finish up on Friday August 1 with the second day of event finals. The complete schedule (all times are listed in GMT):

Monday July 28 1:30 pm Qual/Team Final Sub 1-5, VT/UB
7:00 pm Qual/Team Final Sub 6-8, VT/UB
Tuesday July 29 11 am Qual/Team Final Sub 1-5, BB/FX
4:30 pm Qual/Team Final Sub 6-8, BB/FX
Wednesday July 30 6:30 pm All-Around Final
Thursday July 31 3 pm Event Finals VT/UB
Friday August 1 2 pm Event Finals BB/FX

Where Can I Watch?

You’re in luck – for the first time in the history of the Commonwealth Games, a YouTube channel will provide nonstop live coverage followed by a two-hour highlights show upon completion of each day.

Follow the Commonwealth Games YouTube channel to access live feeds of the competition! You can also follow Glasgow 2014 on their official website, on Twitter, and on Facebook. Additionally, the BBC is promising full coverage of the Games, though no air dates are known as of yet.

8 thoughts on “2014 Commonwealth Games Guide

  1. If anyone is interested in following the gymnasts involved in the games you can go onto the national gymnastics organisation’s websites or facebook pages(normally there’s exclusive extras if you’re hyper into following the gymnasts). I know gymnastics Australia have a series of blog posts from Olivia Vivan talking about the training camps in the lead up to Glasgow. 🙂

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  2. Awesome info! Especially the team lists. I’m going to watch the commonwealth games but we’re not seeking the qualifications.

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  3. Gymnasts from Northern Ireland and the Isle of Man are also eligible for the GBR team, even if they don’t have any gymnasts on the national squad at present!

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