Children’s Games underway

THE International Children’s Games being hosted in Lanarkshire have got off to a running and jumping start.

All nine sports began on Friday with the first day of competition. Twelve athletes are competing on behalf of Team Lanarkshire.

Team Coach Tony Gilhooly said that all Team Lanarkshire’s athletes had a good nights sleep after the previous night’s excitement at the opening ceremony at Fir Park in Motherwell.

A total of 1,300 competitors and coaches, along with administrators and delegates representing 77 cities from 33 countries worldwide are in Lanarkshire for the International Olympic Committee-recognised event from Wednesday, August 3 to Monday, August 8.