Commonwealth Games Scotland (CGS) is the lead body for Commonwealth Games sport in Scotland and our membership is made up of the 26 Scottish governing bodies on the list of eligible Games sports.
We are one of 71 Commonwealth Games Associations who are members of the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF), the parent body for the Games.
Commonwealth Games Scotland is responsible for selecting, preparing and managing Scotland's team at the Commonwealth Games every four years and since 2010 our team has been known as Team Scotland.
The Commonwealth Games is the only occasion where Scotland gets to compete in a multi-sport event as a nation in its own right, and we believe this is one of the key factors that contributes to the strong team spirit which has become a trademark of Team Scotland.
For all Games, we aim to have the best prepared team possible, creating the right environment and giving athletes every opportunity to excel and achieve their goals.
Scotland's athletes are now under starters orders for Glasgow 2014, with the official selection period to qualify for Team Scotland now open. Athletes from the 17 sports on the Games programme have just over a year to produce the required performances to lay claim to a coveted place on the Team, for what promises to be an amazing home Games.
Team Scotland aims to have its largest and most successful team ever next year in Glasgow. And with many of our athletes having experienced first-hand the excitement of a home Olympic Games at London 2012, with its packed venues full of a passionate home crowd, we are planning to replicate that national feel good factor right here in Scotland.
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