Olympics help boost Glasgow 2014 ticket sales

The Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games has seen a major spike in interest as a result of the feel-good factor surrounding the London 2012 Olympics, organisers say.

The site of the Glasgow 2014 Athletes' Village
The site of the Glasgow 2014 Athletes' Village

Interest in buying tickets for the event has doubled, with more than 40% of Scots saying their experience of London 2012 has made them more excited about the event in two years’ time.

Several of Scotland’s athletes have shone during London 2012: Andy Murray winning an gold medal after beating Roger Federer in straight sets on Centre Court at Wimbledon; Michael Jamieson swimming the fastest race of his life to secure a silver medal in the 200m breaststroke; and Katherine Grainger ended her long wait for Olympic gold by winning the women’s double sculls.

More than three quarters (78%) of adults in Scotland believe that the Games will have a positive effect on Glasgow – the same proportion (78%) agreeing they will have a positive effect on Scotland as a whole.

David Grevemberg, Glasgow 2014 chief executive, said: "No one experiencing the excitement and magic of London 2012 can fail to be inspired by the dedication and drive of the athletes, the massive support of the crowd and the absolute warmth and enthusiasm of the army of volunteers.

"Seeing London 2012 in action, we just can't wait for our own moment to shine in two years’ time. Already we're seeing and feeling the positive impact of London 2012 inspiring and motivating people to look forward to Glasgow 2014."

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