Commonly referred to as the friendly games, Glasgow certainly lived up to that reputation as it hosted 71 Nations over the eleven day sporting competition.
Beyond the sport, Glasgow left a mark. 'People make Glasgow' was the slogan by the host city and with 15,000 volunteers (50,000 applied) and support staff around every corner, on the streets to entertain and inform, and surrounding all sporting venues, Glaswegians (as they refer to themselves as) certainly made the Games experience. Scottish people are known for their friendliness, and from the moment of arrival, this was felt.
Coming from Delhi four years ago and the events throughout those games, Glasgow clearly decided to insert fun into this experience for all. Even the Royals had fun with the Queen photobombing the Australian Hockey players and Prince Harry photobombing NZ Sevens coach Gordon Tietjens, Deputy Chef de Mission Trevor Shailer and Sports Psych, Gary Hermansson.
Glasgow city embraced the Games, the athletes, supporters and the fans. With incredulous wins and heartbreaking defeats, pride and passion were centre stage - none more so than the beauty and heart of Glasgow herself.