The Commonwealth Games is the topic of the moment in the office at Doorsan. We are all enjoying the event and pleased to see that it is getting strong coverage on television. Having the event in the UK seems to make it more relevant for us and Glasgow has fantastic facilities as well as strong support for the athletes. The Doorsan office is based in West Yorkshire so unfortunately none of us will be making the journey to Glasgow to watch any of the events live.
So, here are some facts about the 2014 Commonwealth Games. This is the 20th Commonwealth Games event with 71 teams (nations) from Anguilla to Zambia including a couple of countries that I have never heard of. Following the Opening Ceremony we had a little quiz in the office during our lunch break to see who could locate some of the obscure nations, which proved quite a challenge.
With almost 5,000 competing athletes, this is the largest multiple sports event ever held in Scotland. There are 261 medal events and 22 para-sports events meaning there is something for everyone. Amongst the team at Doorsan we have a keen rugby fan who enjoyed the rugby sevens. We also have a couple of guys who are interested in the weightlifting and we've all enjoyed the swimming and athletics. I really enjoyed watching a new event which has been added to the 2014 Commonwealth Games. This is the triathlon mixed relay event, which involved teams of two men and two women. In turn, each athlete had to complete a 400m swim, a 6km cycle followed by a 1.6km run. We had an extra interest in this event as the Brownlee brothers are local to the Doorsan office, living in the Leeds area. The brothers have been spotted out training on their bikes in the hills around and about.