2014 Commonwealth Games



The opening ceremony for the 2014 Commonwealth Games  was held at Celtic Park in Glasgow, Scotland on 23 July 2014. It included the 2014 Commonwealth Games Parade of Nations where 71 athletes, bearing the flags of their respective nations and territories, led their national delegations as they paraded into the stadium. The games were formally opened by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. She referred to the Commonwealth's "shared ideals and ambitions" and the "bonds that unite" its members.

The programme, which included about 2,000 performers as well as a message from the International Space Station. The ceremony began with a countdown and a recorded video message from Scottish actor Ewan McGregor, explaining the partnership between the Games and UNICEF

Following the arrival of the Queen there was a flypast by the Red Arrows display team. The venue featured the largest LED video screen in Europe, supplied by Sports Technology. Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond welcomed the participants and spectators, and introduced a moment of silence in memory of the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 disaster.

The final part of the Queen's Baton Relay was run by 32 Scottish volunteers nominated for giving their time to developing the nations youth through sport. The baton was then passed to Sir Chris Hoy, who delivered it to President of the Commonwealth Games Federation HRH Prince Imran and the Queen. The delivery of the message concealed within the baton.

The 2014 Commonwealth Games formally closed with a spectacular ceremony at Hampden Park in Glasgow.

Team England topped the medals table with 174, while Scotland ended up with a record 53. Comedian Des Clarke opened the show promising to say "cheerio with the biggest party in Scotland's history".

The athletes who took part in the Games emerged from almost 700 tents dotted throughout the stadium to a thunderous Glasgow welcome from the 40,000-strong crowd.

The 240 massed pipes and drums from 12 international territories played ear-piercing renditions of Wi' a Hundred Pipers and The Bloody Fields of Flanders to herald the arrival of various Commonwealth dignitaries.

Glasgow 2014 chairman Lord Smith of Kelvin paid tribute to the athletes who "gave it their all" and the Clyde-siders, whom he described as the "lifeblood" of the Games.

He said: "We've welcomed the world to our dear green place and it has been an experience we will never forget. Thank you Glasgow and thank you Scotland. You've done us proud."

Prince Imran, of Malaysia, president of the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF), presented an award which recognises an outstanding athlete of the Commonwealth Games.

The 2014 David Dixon Award was handed to Welsh rhythmic gymnast Frankie Jones.

Prince Imran went on to describe Glasgow 2014 as "the best Games ever", adding: "Glasgow - you were Pure, Dead Brilliant."

He told the crowd: "The Commonwealth Games are known as the Friendly Games. Glasgow has succeeded in making them even more than that. These have truly been the People's Games."

The CGF flag was lowered by two military representatives to the backdrop of Robert Burns' Ae Fond Kiss, sung by Scottish folk singer Karen Matheson, lead singer with Capercaillie.
Michael Cavanagh, chairman of Commonwealth Games Scotland said: "As a Games family, I believe we have entertained and inspired the watching world in the last 11 days."

Receiving the flag, Tom Tate, mayor of city of Gold Coast, said: "I am honoured to receive this flag on behalf of the people of City of Gold Coast, Australia.

"We accept this responsibility with great pride and in the spirit of the Commonwealth Games."
Vice patron of the CGF, Prince Edward, the Earl of Wessex formally declared the Games closed.

The 18 sports contested in Athletics, Badminton, Boxing, Cycling, Diving, Gymnastics, Hockey, Judo, Lawn Bowls, Netball, Rugby 7s, Shooting, Squash, Swimming, Table Tennis, Triathlon, Weightlifting and Wrestling.


Pakistan's Participation in 20th Commonwealth Games

63-member Pakistan Contingent participated in the 20th Commonwealth Games held at Glasgow, Scotland from 23rd to 3rd August, 2014. The following were the members of Pakistan Contingent:-

Contingent Officials
1. Mian Riaz Husain Pirzada Minister for  IPC
2. Dr. M. Akhtar Nawaz Ganjera Director General, PSB
3. Muhammad Shafiq General Team Manager
4. Muhammad Janangir Administrative Personnel
5. Javaid Shamshad Lodhi Administrative Personnel
6.
Waqar Ahmad Medical Personnel
7. Faisal Nisar Chaudhry Observer
Badminton
8. Muhammad Amjad Khan Official
9. Palwasha Bashir Athlete
10. Muhammad Irfan Saeed Bhatti Athlete
Boxing
11. Muhammad Tariq Official
12. Ali Bux Official
13. Aamir Khan Athlete
14. Muhammad Waseem Athlete
15. Ali Ahmad Athlete
16. Mohibullah Athlete
17. Hasan Asif Athlete
18. Nadir Athlete
Gymnastics
19. Painda Armoghan Malik Official
20. Ghulam Qadir Athlete
Judo
21. Shah Hussain Shah Athlete
Shooting
22. Karamat-ur-Rahim Official
23. Razi Ahmad Khan Official
24. Mehwish Farhan Athlete
25. Muhammad Shehzad Akhtar Athlete
26. Nasir Yasin Athlete
27. Tazeem Akhtar Abbasi Athlete
28. Usman Chand Athlete
29. Uzair Ahmed Athlete
30. Zeeshan ul Shakir Farid Athlete
Swimming
31. Veena Salman Masud Official
32. Muhammad Asif Official
33. Bisma Khan Athlete
34. Israr Hussain Athlete
35. Kiran Khan Athlete
36. Nisar Ahmed Athlete
37. Sikandar Khan Athlete
38. Anum Bandey Athlete
39. Haris Bandey Athlete
40. Lianna Catherine Swan Athlete
41. Areeba Shaikh Athlete
Table Tennis
42. Kifayat Ullah Khan Official
43. Khalid Mahmood Official
44. Abeera Ali Sheikh Athlete
45. Farwa Babar Athlete
46. Muhammad Rameez Athlete
47. Tabish Khurshid Athlete
Weightlifting
48. Amjid Amin Official
49. Muhammad Ilyas Butt Official
50. Abu Sufyan Athlete
51. Haider Ali Athlete
52. Haroon Shaukat Athlete
53. Muhammad Habib Asghar Athlete
54. Muhammad Shahzad Athlete
Wrestling
55. Chaudhry Muhammad Asghar Official
56. Muhammad Anwar Official
57. Abdul Wahab Athlete
58. Muhammad Inam Athlete
59. Muhammad Salman Athlete
60. Umair Tariq Athlete
61. Zaman Anwar Athlete
62. Azhar Hussain Athlete
63. Qamar Abbas Athlete


Medal Tally of 20th Commonwealth Games

S.No.
Nation
Medals
Gold
Silver
Bronze
Total
1
England (ENG)
58
59
57
174
2
Australia (AUS)
49
42
46
137
3
Canada (CAN)
32
16
34
82
4
Scotland (SCO)
19
15
19
53
5
India (IND)
15
30
19
64
6
New Zealand (NZL)
14
14
17
45
7
South Africa (RSA)
13
10
17
40
8
Nigera (NGR)
11
11
14
36
9
Kenya (KEN)
10
10
5
25
10
Jamaica (JAM)
10
4
8
22
11
Singapore  (SIN)
8
5
4
17
12
Malaysia (MAS)
6
7
6
19
13
Wales (WAL)
5
11
20
36
14
Cyprus (CYP)
2
4
2
8
15
Northern Ireland (NIR)
2
3
7
12
16
Papua New Guinea (PNG)
2
0
0
2
17
Cameroon (CMR)
1
3
3
7
18
Uganda (UGA)
1
0
4
5
19
Grenada (GRN)
1
0
1
2
20
Botswana (BOT)
1
0
0
1
20
Kiribati (KIR)
1
0
0
1
22
Trinidad & Tobago (TTO)
0
3
5
8
23
Pakistan (PAK)
0
3
1
4
24
Bahamas (BAH)
0
2
1
3
24
Samoa (SAM)
0
2
1
3
26
Namibia (NAM)
0
1
2
3
27
Mozambique (MOZ)
0
1
1
2
27
Mauritius (MRI)
0
1
1
2
29
Isle of Man (IOM)
0
1
0
1
29
Sri Lanka (SRI)
0
1
0
1
29
Bangladesh (BAN)
0
1
0
1
29
Nauru (NRU)
0
1
0
1
33
Ghana (GHA)
0
0
2
2
33
Zambia (ZAM)
0
0
2
2
35
Saint Lucia (LCA
0
0
1
1
35
Bardados (BAR)
0
0
1
1
35
Fiji (FIJ)
0
0
1
1
Total
261
261
302
824

 
Pakistan Medal Tally in 20th Commonwealth Games

S.No.
Discipline
Medals
     Gold
      Silver
       Bronze
     Total
1.
Boxing
-
1
-
1
2.
Judo
-
1
-
1
3.
Wrestling
-
1
1
2
Total
-
3
1
4



S.No.
Player's Name
Event
Medal
Boxing
1
Mr. Muhammad Waseem
Fly (52 Kg)
Silver
Judo
2
Mr. Shah Hussain Shah
100 Kg
Silver
Wrestling
3
Mr. Qamar Abbas
FS 74 Kg
Silver
4
Mr. Azhar Hussain
FS 57 Kg
Bronze