Badminton at the Games

BADMINTON at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games will be taking place during the entire 11 tournament days of the Games. You can view the profiles of Scotland's badminton players who will be competing. Badminton will take place in the Emirates Arena in the East End of Glasgow. Go to this page to find out how you to get there. With one team gold medal and five individual gold medals available in the badminton competition, you will be sure to see some top performances from the Commonwealth’s top players.

Kirsty Gilmour

Kirsty Gilmour

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Imogen Bankier

Imogen Bankier

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Jillie Cooper

Jillie Cooper

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Robert Blair

Robert Blair

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Martin Campbell

Martin Campbell

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Patrick MacHugh

Patrick MacHugh

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Paul Van Rietvelde

Paul Van Rietvelde

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Rebekka Findlay

Rebekka Findlay

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Caitlin Pringle

Caitlin Pringle

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Kieran Merrilees

Kieran Merrilees

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Commonwealth Games News

Commonwealth & Badminton Facts

  • From its beginning in 1930 the Commonwealth Games have had four different names: 1930-1950 The British Empire Games, 1954-1966 The British Empire and Commonwealth Games, 1970-1974 The British Commonwealth Games, and in 1978 it was changed to the Commonwealth Games

  • Thirty per cent of the world’s population lives in the Commonwealth. There are 53 member nations, but 70 separate teams

  • The Commonwealth Games are the third largest multi-sport event in the world, after the Olympics and the Asian Games

  • Only six teams have attended every Commonwealth Games to date: Australia, Canada, England, New Zealand, Scotland and Wales

  • Australia have staged five Games – more than any other country in 2002 athletes with a disability were included as full members of their national teams. This made Manchester 2002 the first fully inclusive international multi-sport Games

  • Glasgow 2014 will be the 20th edition of the Commonwealth Games but only the 13th to feature badminton, which made its debut in 1966

  • This year 6,500 athletes from 71 nations will compete in 17 sports over 11 days. A huge change compared to the first Games, in which only 400 athletes from 11 nations competed.

  • Glasgow will experience the highest number of competitors, with 6,500 athletes compared to 4,352 competitors at the 2010 Delhi Games

  • Scotland’s highest finish in the medal table is fourth

  • The highest amount of medals Scotland have won at a Games is 33 in Edinburgh in 1986 

  • After Delhi 2010, Scotland are ranked seventh in the Commonwealth medal list, with a total of 356 

  • Edinburgh was the first city to host the Commonwealth Youth Games in 1980

  • BADMINTON was first introduced into the Commonwealth Games at Kingston, Jamaica, in 1966 when the legendary Robert McCoig won a bronze in men’s singles for Scotland. 

  • In 1998 in Kuala Lumpur badminton featured a men’s team event and a women’s team event for the only time to date

  • Scotland won their first team medal in badminton when they took the bronze in Manchester 2002

  • Scotland are staging the Commonwealth Games for the third time. Edinburgh staged the Games in 1970 and 1986, the year when Billy Gilliland won gold in men’s doubles with Dan Travers – Scotland’s first in badminton. Gilliland also won bronze with Christine Heatly in mixed doubles.

  • Scotland’s last badminton medal at the Commonwealth Games was won by Susan Egelstaff in Melbourne in 2006. She beat England’s Elizabeth Cann in the bronze medal match – but Cann reversed the result four years ago in Delhi. Cann, a former Scottish Open winner, will compete for Jersey in Glasgow while Egelstaff, now a journalist, will be reporting on the Games
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