Glasgow latest city in the running to host Commonwealth Games


Glasgow is preparing to put its hand up as a potential host of the 2026 Commonwealth Games, with the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) set to announce a final decision in May.

Malaysia and Singapore were the latest countries to decline the offer to host the Games since Victoria’s decision to cancel in 2023.

Glasgow last held the Commonwealth Games in 2014 with existing facilities such as the Emirates Arena to used again if the city goes ahead with an official pitch.

The Commonwealth Games Federation said it is still considering multiple proposals, with Glasgow a potential back-up plan if all else fails.

Glasgow’s proposal would be a scaled down version of the Games, with only 10 to 13 sports instead of the 20 disciplines in Birmingham in 2022, according to the BBC.

“We are excited by the early concepts, which aim to reset and reframe the games,” the CGF said.

“We are now working collaboratively with the relevant Commonwealth Games Associations (CGAs) to undertake further detailed assessments.

“Our CGAs have asked, and we have agreed, to keep their proposals confidential while this process is on-going.”