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Glasgow tipped as Commonwealth 2014 favourite

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March 12 2007

Glasgow has been tipped as the favourite to host the 2014 Commonwealth games, following the withdrawal of Canadian city Halifax amid budget concerns.

The city's budget went $1 billion over the original estimate, so the race is now between Glasgow and the Nigerian city of Abuja.

Leader of Glasgow City Council, Steven Purcell, said: "One of the strengths of our bid is that the vast majority of infrastructure and facilities we need are already committed or in place" and that Glasgow had a "track record" in hosting sporting events.

The winner will be announced in November.

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