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Timeline: Glasgow 2014
9 November, 2007

Glasgow is chosen as the host city for the 2014 Commonwealth Games, defeating Nigerian rival Abuja.

5 November, 2007

The First Minister Alex Salmond leads a party to Colombo, Sri Lanka, to campaign on behalf of Glasgow 2014.

4 September, 2007

Glasgow emerges as the favourite to stage the 2014 Commonwealth Games after a report praises its plans.

20 July, 2007

Commonwealth delegates, whose votes could help Scotland secure the 2014 Games, visit Glasgow.

10 June, 2007

The Commonwealth Games Federation Evaluation Commission kick off a five-day visit to the city.

9 May, 2007

Details of Glasgow's plans to host the 2014 Commonwealth Games are unveiled as the city lodges its bid.

9 March, 2007

Glasgow receive a major boost after one of its rivals to host the Games - Halifax in Canada - pulls out of the race.

16 January, 2007

The 17 sports that will be included in the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games are announced.

11 August, 2006

First Minister Jack McConnell confirms Dalmarnock in the east end of Glasgow will be the site of the Athletes' Village.

12 March, 2006

Glasgow, the Nigerian capital Abuja and Canadian city Halifax confirm they will compete to host the 2014 Games.

15 December, 2005

Scotland formally enters the race to host the Games as official documents are signed confirming the bid.

16 August, 2005

First Minister Jack McConnell declares an attempt to bring the Commonwealth Games to Scotland "up and running".

24 September, 2004

The Commonwealth Games Council for Scotland says Glasgow has beaten Edinburgh to host the 2014 Games.

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