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Commonwealth flag accepted by Scottish youngsters

Glasgow's Commonwealth Games emblem

Three Scottish youngsters will be receiving a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to play integral roles in the handover ceremony of the upcoming Commonwealth Games flag when the Delhi games are finished.

Representing Scotland in the mass synchronised dance that mark the end of the Games are Rachel Bushfield, Lee Oribine and Louis Hoodless, from Inverclyde. The official handover will mark the passing of the Commonwealth flag from Delhi, the current host, to Glasgow, where the 2014 Games will take place.

Ronnie Ahlfeld, local Councillor, expressed his immense pride that the trio were going to represent the country at the ceremony taking place on the 14th October. He said:

“I am delighted that Rachel, Lee and Louis will be representing Inverclyde, performing in front of a capacity crowd of 60,000 at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Delhi. We are all very excited about the challenge that lies ahead for them and I am sure they will make us all proud.”

John Scott, Chief Executive of the Glasgow Games, said the people involved in the upcoming ceremony would become ambassadors for the Games in their local community, and would help create a positive and direct legacy which will encompass the entire country.

Rachel, one of the three Scottish representatives, said:

“It is quite overwhelming to think that the performance will be beamed live across the Commonwealth to an estimated audience of 1 billion people.”

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