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Supporting the Commonwealth teams

Provost meets Mauritius PresidentInverclyde is being encouraged to support three more teams in the Commonwealth Games.

For, the Provost has welcomed three commonwealth teams to Scotland and he’s calling on residents to support the three teams as part of the ‘support a second team’ initiative.

Provost Robert Moran visited the specially constructed athletes village at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow this week to welcome teams from Mauritius, Niue and Dominica.

He joined broadcaster and adventurer Mark Beaumont who is village Chieftain to welcome the nations to the athlete’s village.

The ‘support a second team’ initiative encourages areas of Scotland to support other teams as well as the home nation. And Inverclyde’s Provost is calling on Inverclyders to add their support to Mauritius, Niue and Dominica.

Provost Robert Moran said: “It was a pleasure to meet teams from across the breadth of the Commonwealth. The village welcome ceremonies were a chance for each community in Scotland to give our visitors a warm welcome. I hope people across Inverclyde will join me in supporting our second teams as well as backing Team Scotland. Look out for Mauritius, Dominica and Niue in the Commonwealth Games and give them your support.”

Provost Moran exchanged gifts on behalf of Inverclyde with Chefs de Mission of the three Commonwealth teams.

During the visit to the Athletes village in the Dalmarnock area of Glasgow, the Provost also met Mauritius President, His Excellency Mr Rajkeswur Purryag, who attended the ceremony to support the team.

Competitors from Dominica can be seen in the table tennis, athletics and boxing events.  The nation of Niue will compete in weightlifting, athletics, shooting and lawn bowls.  The Mauritius team will compete in wrestling, athletics, badminton, swimming, table tennis, cycling road, boxing, triathlon, squash; cycling mountain bike, triathlon and judo.

Details of competitions and results for all of the 70 nations competing in the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games are available online at www.glasgow2014.com