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Canadians arrive in Glasgow for Commonwealth Games

Canadians arrive in Glasgow for Commonwealth Games

By Janet Kwan

The XX Commonwealth Games are set to begin in Glasgow, Scotland from July 23 to August 3.

Similar to the Olympics, these Games are held four years apart, but comprising only of the countries from the British Commonwealth. This year 265 athletes will be representing Canada.

Canadian athletes and media have arrived and are sharing their excitement on social media with the hashtag, #Glasgow2014.

Michelle Williams, Swimming

Mary Ann Beath, Lawn Bowling

Rachel Hondo, Badminton

Andrew D’Souza, Badminton

Mandy Bujold, Boxing

Abigail Raye, Field Hockey

Isabelle Després, Weightlifting

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Lori Ewing, The Canadian Press

Michelle Williams, Swimming

Arrived in the Athletes Village!! #commonwealthgames #Glasgow2014 #Scotland #swimmingcanada #GlasgowCanadaGo !

A photo posted by Michelle Williams (@michelle_will) on

Segun Makinde, Athletics

Press conference! #notreally #wewerejustmessingaround

A photo posted by Segun Makinde (@segunmakinde) on

Liz Gleadle, Javelin

Jared MacLeod, Athletics

Feature image: “SSE Hydro in Glasgow” by Fraser MacDonald – otrs mail. Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons  

By Janet Kwan

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