Tonight Glasgow will welcome thousands of spectators, athletes and hundreds of millions of viewers to Glasgow for the 2014 Commonwealth Games.
The Commonwealth Games provides Wales with its only opportunity to compete in a major international sporting event.
With 17 sports taking place across 11 days of competition, a team of 231 Welsh athletes will compete across all sports on the programme, from table tennis to cycling and lawn bowls to wrestling.
The last games in Delhi ended with Wales winning 19 medals, including three golds.
The team have set themselves a target of 27 at Glasgow this year, hoping to gain the most at swimming with the likes of Jazz Carlin and Jemma Lowe competing for Wales.
The team will be captained by London 2012 Paralympic gold medallist Aled Davies.
Frankie Jones has been chosen to carry the flag for the country during the opening ceremony.
Wales made its Commonwealth Games debut in 1930, and is one of only six nations that have taken part in every Games since.
It was in Sydney 1938 British Empire Games that brought Wales its first Gold, with Athletics and Boxing providing the honours.
The competition runs from 23 July - 3 August.