1,000 days until Glasgow 2014: venues "on budget"

With just under three years until the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, preparations are "on track and on budget" according to the latest progress report.

1000 days until Glasgow 2014: venues take shape
1000 days until Glasgow 2014: venues take shape

Since 2007, the Organising Committee has spent £45.9 million on preperations, which is line with the expected total cost of £523.6 million to deliver the Games.

Work on key venues is underway, including the construction of the Scottish National Arena, the National Indoor Sports Arena, which is 63% complete, and accommodation for 6,500 athletes and officials at the Commonwealth Games Athletes' Village.

Nearly 80% of current contracts have been awarded to Scottish companies.

To mark the 1,000-day milestone, this morning Glasgow 2014 launched a competition with the BBC for a child to design the official Commonwealth Games mascot.

The prize is four tickets to the opening ceremony.

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