The 2014 Commonwealth Games (officially the XX Commonwealth Games)were held in Glasgow, Scotland, from 23 July to 3 August 2014. It is the 20th edition of the Commonwealth Games.The motto of CommonwealthGames 2014 is People, Place,Passion.Scotland has previously hosted the event twice, in 1970 and 1986, both in Edinburgh.
England finished top of the medal table for the first time since the 1986 Commonwealth Games, also held in Scotland.Kiribati also won its first ever medal at a Commonwealth Games, a gold in the 105 kg men's weightlifting competition.There are 71 participating nations at the 2014 Commonwealth Games with approximately 4,950 competing athletes, making it one of the largest Commonwealth Games staged to date.
Clyde, an anthropomorphic thistle named after the river which flows through the centre of Glasgow, was the official mascot of the 2014 Commonwealth Games.
The mascot was designed by Beth Gilmour, who won a competition run by Glasgow 2014 for children to design the Mascot.