Games on! Bishopbriggs aquatic ace urges people to splash out on tickets

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MEDAL-winning swimmer Michael Jamieson – who honed his swimming skills in Bishopbriggs – is urging locals to get tickets for the Commonwealth Games.

Michael – from Robroyston – a former member of Scotia Swimming Club in Bishopbriggs – won silver at the 2012 Olympics.

Up to one million tickets for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games went on sale last week.

Michael said: “Glasgow 2014 is going to be one of the highlights of my career and I’m delighted to be an official ambassador for the games.

“As well as being an athlete the great thing for me as a sports fan is being able to attend other events and I can’t wait to get to see as much as I can at Glasgow 2014.

“The difference between watching a big multi-sport event on television or actually being there and experiencing it is second to none.

“You can feel the support of the crowd, the noise from the stadium and being in front of a home crowd will just add to the excitement.

“I would encourage as many people as possible to get tickets and come and be part of the action.

“These are elite athletes in every one of the 17 sports competing against their rivals, so no matter which sport you get tickets for, you will be enthralled, excited and entertained.”

The four-week ticketing phase is open until September 16, offering fans the opportunity to experience the action and thrills of the Games with two-thirds of tickets priced at £25 or less.

Councillor Gordon Matheson, leader of Glasgow City Council, said: “The Games is an occasion not be to missed, and I am sure we will take this opportunity to give a great Glaswegian welcome to the athletes as we watch them in venues across the city.

“This presents a fantastic opportunity to see world-class performers compete in Glasgow in what will be a very special 11 days next summer.”

Visit www.glasgow2014.com/tickets for details.

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