Scott appointed to run Glasgow Games

From Glasgow 2014
John Scott has been appointed as chief executive of the company organising the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games.

The Glasgow 2014 Games will be the biggest multi-sports event that Scotland has ever hosted, bringing more than 6,000 athletes and officials from 71 countries to the city to compete in 17 different sports over 11 days. With a budget of £375 million including public investment of £298 million, the Commonwealth Games are expected to bring significant sporting, economic and social benefits to Glasgow and Scotland.

Scott, 56, is currently the International Director and Director of Drug Free Sport at UK Sport. He has more than 30 years of experience in domestic and international sport, including major events.

Speaking at a press conference in Glasgow today Mr Scott said he was “delighted at the opportunity to deliver the Games for Glasgow and Scotland”.

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John Steele, UK Sport’s chief executive, said: “For the past 10 years, John has made an immense contribution in his work at UK Sport. While we will miss him greatly, it is hard not to be thrilled for him personally about this opportunity and the chance for him to play such a lead role in a major international sporting event. ”

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