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Daley unveiled as ambassador for Glasgow 2014 Games

Tom Daley won Olympic bronze medallist at the London 2012 games Credit: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

British diver Tom Daley has been unveiled as the latest and youngest Official Games Ambassador for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.

He will undertake his first official visit at an event in the city where he will meet fans later today.

He said: "I’m really looking forward to seeing Glasgow and being part of the countdown to the Commonwealth Games.

"I want as many people as possible to get behind the Games and all the athletes. It’ll be fun but tough. I have great memories of winning Gold in Delhi, so I’m totally focused on training and holding on to my title!"

Glasgow 2014 Games organisers 'delighted' at response

Glasgow 2014's chief communications officer said organisers were "delighted" at the response from the public so far after applications have flooded in for many top events at the Commonwealth Games.

Sir Chris Hoy launched the ticketing guide with (l-r) Jade Nimmo, Colin Gregor and Susan Egelstaff. Credit: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

Gordon Arthur said: "As we near the halfway point, we're really delighted by the volume of applications for tickets already received and the high demand we are seeing across the sports programme.

"Everyone has until September 16 to make their choices and get their applications in."

'High demand' for 2014 Commonwealth Games tickets

Demand for tickets to see the most popular sports at next year's Commonwealth Games is already outstripping supply, organisers have said.

Applications have flooded in for seats at swimming, diving and cycling events since the launch of the ticketing programme on 19 August.

Demand for tickets to see the most popular sports at the 2014 event is 'outstripping demand'. Credit: Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games

Artistic gymnastics, shooting and triathlon are also proving extremely popular, according to a new ticketing guide.

Up to one million tickets are available for the Glasgow event and organisers say they are "delighted" with the response from the public so far.

Most Commonwealth Games tickets to cost £25 or less

A "family-friendly" ticketing strategy has been announced for next year's Commonwealth Games with two-thirds of the tickets priced at £25 or less.

The Glasgow 2014 Organising Committee revealed that prices will start from £15 for adults and that half-price concessions will be available for children and the over-60s.

Glasgow's new Emirates Arena will host sporting events at the Games Credit: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

"We've thought long and hard about the pricing," Glasgow 2014 chairman, Lord Smith of Kelvin.

"This isn't just about selling a million tickets. It's about making the Games accessible to all."

The ticketing process will begin on 19 August and applications can be made online or by post.


Sir Chris Hoy named Commonwealth ambassador

Britain's most successful Olympian Sir Chris Hoy has been announced as the first official ambassador of the 2014 Commonwealth Games.

Sir Chris Hoy celebrates winning Gold in the Men's Keirin Final Credit: John Giles/PA Wire

Organisers believe the six-times Olympic gold medallist will inspire people to get behind the Glasgow games over the next two years.

The cyclist's new role will see him appear in high-profile promotional campaigns and lend his support to the organising committee.

The city's new velodrome, which opens to the public later this year, is being named in his honour.

He said: "Following an incredible Olympics in London, I'm proud to lend my support to the next great sporting event on home soil."