Glasgow has been named at No 1 in Legacy awards category (photo by Bobby Gavin)
Glasgow has continued to rise up the global rankings of the world’s top sporting cities after it climbed three places to finish fifth in the world at the prestigious 2016 SportBusiness Ultimate Sport City Awards.
And Glasgow was also named the No 1 in the world in the Legacy category in a reflection of its long-standing commitment to increasing participation and creating new sporting opportunities for citizens in the lead-up to and beyond the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.
The SportBusiness Ultimate Sports Cities Awards, which are held every two years, are the internationally recognised and longest established rankings of the world’s top sports hosts. Glasgow secured a ranking of eighth in the world in 2014, having moved up one place from ninth in 2012. The city made its debut in the 2010 rankings when it finished in 11th place.
Nigel Holl, scottishathletics chief executive, tweeted: ‘Clubs breathe life into Legacy! I am clear that scottishathletics has seen and benefited from the Glasgow 2014 legacy – and will continue to do so.’
Building on the success of the best-ever Commonwealth Games, just last year Glasgow delivered the FIG World Gymnastics Championships, the IPC Swimming World Championships and two historic Davis Cup ties.
In July and August 2017, over 3,000 top athletes will return to Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London for a magical summer of World Athletics.
London 2017 will be the first time that the World ParaAthletics Championships and the IAAF World Championships are held in the same city in the same summer.
Spectators will be able to see the world’s finest athletes competing in 30 sessions across 20 action-packed days and tickets prices and the timetable have now been announced.
Tickets for London 2017 will go on sale at 10am on 1 August 2016 via a public ballot. The ballot window will close at 20.17pm on 22 August 2016. Prior to this, there will be a priority sale window for pre-registered members of the athletics family in May and June 2016.
Two thirds of all tickets for the Summer of World Athletics will cost £35 or less. Adult ticket prices start at £20 for the IAAF World Championships and £10 for the World ParaAthletics. All child prices will cost under £10 .
Ayr Seaforth has secured a major sponsor for this year’s Land O’Burns 10K.
Troon based CCL, one of the UK’s fastest growing single source logistics companies, is supporting the event which sets off
from Ayr seafront on Wednesday 25 May.
Now in its 7th year, the Land O’Burns 10K has become a key fixture in the road running calendar for West and Central Scotland, attracting over 400 competitors. There will be chip timing this year and no entries on the night.
CCL’s CEO, Callum Bastock, says: ‘As an Ayrshire-based business, we’re delighted to support our local community and sponsor this year’s Land O’Burns 10K.
‘CCL’s success has been achieved through our positive and energetic people, who have a passion and commitment for what we do. This is an ethos we share with Ayr Seaforth who do a superb job in making all disciplines of running and athletics available to people of all ages.’
To enter the CCL Land O’Burns 10K, visit entrycentral . Entries must be in by 21 May and will not be accepted on the night of the race. Start time is 7.30pm
Nominations are invited for one Track and Field Affiliated Clubs Representative, Celtic Nations on the UK Members Council.
The purpose of the role is to bring the perspectives of Clubs in the Celtic Countries – Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales, to the UK Members Council in order to contribute to the planning and review of the UKA Strategic Plan and to help ensure the successful outcomes of the strategic objectives.
The deadline for the process closes on Friday 29 April 2016 at 12 noon.
More details and forms on the British Athletics website
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