Facts and figures for Commonwealth Games 2014 in Glasgow

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Facts and figures for Commonwealth Games 2014 in Glasgow
Commonwealth Games 2014 (CWG) will open in Glasgow on July 23 with nearly 4,500 athletes set to take centre stage in Scotland. The 20th edition of the Games will go on till August 3.

CWG Special

Here are the important numbers for this year's CWG

  • 1 Scotland's Glasgow is hosting Commonwealth Games for the first time. However, the country's capital city Edinburgh hosted the event twice (1970 and 1986)
  • 11 Competition days
  • 12 Total days of Games, from July 23 to August 3
  • 13 Venues for the Games
  • 17 Sports' disciplines
  • 15 Pounds Starting price of a ticket
  • 20 This is the 20th edition of Commonwealth Games
  • 30 Pounds - Price of 1 ticket for the Closing Ceremony on August 3 at Hampden Park
  • 35 Hectares of area for Athletes' Village
  • 40 Pounds - Price of a ticket for the Opening Ceremony on July 23 at Celtic Park
  • 54 - The Athletes' Village is as big as 54 football pitches put together
  • 71 Countries at the Games
  • 70 - The Queen's Baton Relay travelled 70 countries
  • 90 Pounds - Highest price for a ticket for 100 metres men's final
  • 214 Number of athletes from India at Glasgow
  • 261 Medal events
  • 288 Number of days Queen's Baton Relay covered 70 nations and territories
  • 1930 - The year first Commonwealth Games were held in Canada
  • 1,385 Medals to be won
  • 4,000 Number of people for Queen's Baton Relay
  • 4,500 Total expected athletes
  • 6,500 Beds at the Athletes' Village
  • 15,000 Volunteers
  • 35,000 Spectators for the Opening Ceremony at Celtic Park. Though the total seating capacity is 60,000, it has been cut down as a giant LED screen will be installed in front of the South Stand
  • 47,200 Expected crowd at Ibrox for Rugby Sevens. Total capacity of the stadium is 51,082
  • 50,811 Record number of applications received to become volunteers
  • 190,000 Kilometres covered by Queen's Baton Relay
  • 260,000 Items of furniture, fittings and equipment were obtained from the London Olympics 2012 and Paralympic Games' for use in the Athletes' Village
  • 390,000 Meals to be served to athletes
  • 1,000,000 Tickets to be sold

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