The 20th Commonwealth Games - Glasgow 2014
The England team to be selected for the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow has a long and proud record of achievement to uphold. The first “British Empire Games”, as they were known then, were staged in the Canadian city of Hamilton in 1930, with women's events being introduced at the second edition which were held at London's White City Stadium in 1934.
The last Commonwealth Games was held in Delhi in October 2010. The event featured 17 sports that 71 teams participated in. Athletics is a major component of this 4 yearly event and includes track and field (including events for athletes with a disability), marathon, and walk. Click here for their website.
The Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games will be the biggest sporting and cultural event Scotland has ever seen. And at the heart of every successful Games are the volunteers. They’re the people who give up their valuable time to make sure everything runs smoothly and that everyone’s experience of the Games is a fantastic one. Without them the Games couldn’t happen. So if you’re a friendly person who’s committed to helping make this the best party that Scotland has ever thrown, then get involved! Find out more and register your interest in Games Time Volunteering.
The Commonwealth Games is a fantastic opportunity both to volunteer and to see an England (not GB) team compete against some of the best athletes from around the world. We'll be publicising the England Team selection criteria shortly and of course nearer the time announcing which athletes have been chosen to reresent England at the event. We also have a Commonwealth Games news feed to keep you up to date with our latest news.
Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games
Selection policies are available below:
England Athletics would like to make clear they are fully committed to taking the maximum possible number of athletes to the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. We envisage that this will be the biggest ever Track & Field team to have represented England at a Commonwealth Games.
As stated in the selection policy England Athletics will nominate to Commonwealth Games England the maximum possible number of athletes, prioritising those athletes most likely to contribute to our aim of the maximum number of top 8 places.
The nominations will be carried out through a four round process as detailed in the policy above.
The A and B Standards will be used during the selection process to help us identify for nomination early in that process those athletes most likely to help the team achieve the objective of achieving the highest possible number of top 8 places. These standards reflect extensive analysis of Commonwealth Wealth Games rankings and championship performances.
The four rounds will see the selection panel progressively fill the full number of available places in a systematic manner.
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