THE backing of the Prime Minister for Glasgow's bid to host the Youth Olympic Games in 2018 is a great boost for the city.
David Cameron is witnessing the Olympics in London first hand and is well aware of the effort that goes into bidding for and delivering events like this, whether it is the full Games or the youth version.
The excitement generated by the London Games is sweeping the whole of the UK and is giving a welcome boost to sports that do not usually get the attention the dedication of the athletes deserves.
That support and momentum will hopefully be maintained through to the Commonwealth games in Glasgow in 2014 and help the city win its bid for the Youth Olympics.
Both London 2012 and Glasgow 2014 are all about the legacy, and creating new and improved sports venues and facilitating the next generation of young people to participate in sport at every level.
Securing the youth Olympics four years after the Commonwealth games would continue to allow the city's young people to be inspired and for those who go on to be among the best in their sport compete at the highest level.
The support of everyone from the Prime Minister to all who live and work in Glasgow will all help ensure success and more opportunities for our future Olympians.