Chris Hoy to start Commonwealth Games countdown

Sir Chris Hoy will kick-start Glasgow's countdown to the Commonwealth Games, the largest multi-sport event ever hosted in Scotland.

Sir Chris Hoy officially started The National Lottery Anniversary Run earlier this week.
Sir Chris Hoy officially started The National Lottery Anniversary Run earlier this week. Credit: Matt Alexander/PA Wire

The opening ceremony takes place at Celtic Park on July 23 next year, when athletes from across the Commonwealth will officially begin their 11-day quest for medals.

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One year until Glasgow Games

Sir Chris Hoy has launched the one year countdown to the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, the largest multi-sport event ever to be hosted in Scotland.