Brian Davies, Chef de Mission for the Welsh team at this year's Commonwealth Games in Glasgow says the competition is 'unique' for Welsh athletes. He says it is the 'only time' they get to represent Wales in a multi-sport event.
The countdown to this year's Commonwealth Games is underway and it is now six months until the start of the Games in Glasgow.
The Welsh team brought home a total of 19 medals at the last Commonwealth Games, including two gold medals. Wales is one of only six nations to have taken part in every Games since 1930.
Sport Wales says 2014 will be a sporting year to remember as Welsh athletes will compete against some of the world's best at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.
The Queen's Baton Relay route will make its way through Wales this year, visiting several close-knit community events, iconic landmarks and large multi-sport festivals during its times here.
It's a huge year for Wales. The Games are on our doorstep and the Welsh team is set to be the largest ever.
We have the opportunity to make a difference. Just like London 2012, the Games in Glasgow will give us a window of opportunity to use the profile and success of such a great sporting event to inspire out children to be fit, active and healthy.
– Sarah Powell, Sport Wales
In classrooms and playgrounds across Wales there are children who will always remember their first experience of sport - let's make sure it is a quality one, packed full of fun and activity which will build a confidence for sport to become part of everyday life.
Today marks one year to go until the start of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. We will be following the progress of three Welsh hopefuls who all believe they can bring home a medal. You may not know them yet, but in twelve months time there's a fair chance you will.
Cardiff Council has confirmed it will work on a bid to bring the 2026 Commonwealth Games to Cardiff.
The latest draft plans for the city, published following a meeting of the council's Economy & Culture Scrutiny Committee, reveal plans to "develop a bid to host the Commonwealth Games that delivers immediate and lasting benefits".