The Scottish city of Glasgow unveiled a new seven-year events strategy at SportAccord Convention yesterday.

'Sports Events Glasgow 2012 - 2018' follows a three-year strategy, from 2008 to 2011, which was introduced shortly after Glasgow was awarded the 2014 Commonwealth Games.

Paul Bush OBE, Chief Operating Officer of SportAccord Convention Silver Partner EventScotland, has backed Glasgow to build on the momentum of the previous three-year plan.

"Glasgow's new sports events strategy underlines the ambition and determination in the city to attract and secure major international events," Bush said. "EventScotland is responsible for the delivery of the national events strategy; 'Scotland The Perfect Stage', and 'Sports Events Glasgow 2012 - 2018' will undoubtedly help to strengthen our position as one of the world's leading sporting destinations. 

"Looking ahead, we have some hugely exciting events on the horizon, and EventScotland will look forward to continuing our excellent relationship with Glasgow up to 2018 and beyond."

From 2008 to 2011, a number of prestigious events in gymnastics, rugby, cycling, netball and swimming were secured through the collective efforts of Glasgow Life, Glasgow City Marketing Bureau, EventScotland, UK Sport and National Governing Bodies of sport.
Glasgow also recently confirmed it would bid to host the 2018 Youth Olympic Games.