In an instant, a city went from quiet, nervous anticipation to roars of absolute jubilation. Glasgow celebrated yesterday as the city landed the 2014 Commonwealth Games with a convincing 47-24 majority vote over Nigerian capital Abuja.
This is a huge boost for Glasgow, both in morale and financially. After years of visits and formidable opposition, the city has won hearts and minds around the world. Not only does this give Glaswegians something to celebrate and look forward to, but it also gives a strong sense of national and civic pride.
The games are also predicted to give a £1 billion boost to Scotland's economy.
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