Scotland mark a year to go until All Blacks Sevens defend Commonwealth Games Gold
irbsevens.com and James Mortimer 26 Jul 2013 Getty Images
“It has now really sunk in that it’s just one year to go to the Commonwealth Games," said Gregor. "It’s going to be a massive year for Scotland, Scottish sport and Scotland Sevens.
“The buzz on Buchanan Street was really apparent and there was a really good vibe that you know is just going to grow and grow as the year goes on.”
Glasgow 2014 Ambassador Sir Chris Hoy, said: “It was a real thrill to be in the heart of Glasgow celebrating the One Year to Go milestone to the Commonwealth Games. Glasgow 2014 is the biggest sporting celebration coming to the UK next year, the biggest sporting occasion ever seen in Scotland and the next opportunity to see a wealth of top athletes and the next generation of superstars in action.
“The Commonwealth Games has a very special place in my heart. It’s an occasion like no other in sport and I have no doubt that Glasgow and Scotland will ensure next year’s Games are an unforgettable and enjoyable experience for athletes and spectators alike. I’d encourage everyone to be part of this. Roll on next year and bring on Glasgow 2014!”
The reigning Commonwealth Rugby Sevens champions are New Zealand, who have won all four gold medals contested since the sport first became a part of the Games in 1998.
Commonwealth Sevens roll of honour
1998, Kuala Lumpur - New Zealand
2002, Manchester - New Zealand
2006, Melbourne - New Zealand
2010, Delhi - New Zealand