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Glasgow Commonwealth Games Act 2008


Section 1: The Glasgow Commonwealth Games

13.This introductory section sets out the interpretation of three principal terms in the Act:

  • “the Games” refers to the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games,

  • “Games location” is a place in which an event, which could be a sporting or cultural event, is held as part of the Games or any other place used in connection with the Games which is specified by order as being a Games location.  For example, such an order could be used to designate the Games Village as a Games location.

  • The “Organising Committee” is a company limited by guarantee established by the Scottish Government, Glasgow City Council and the Commonwealth Games Council for Scotland to deliver the Games. It was incorporated on 11 June 2007.

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