Games podiums on display... and you can buy piece of history

THE podiums on which Commonwealth Games athletes stood to collect their medals are to go on public display.

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Glasgow 2014 has donated some to Glasgow Life and National Museums for Scotland for exhibitions to be held in the future.

Others are on their way to sporting stadiums, clubs and centres around Scotland.

They were created by Glasgow designer Paul Hodgkiss, who runs Paul Hodgkiss Designs in the south of the city.

The wood was sourced from fallen elm and sycamore trees with help from city council land and environment staff.

The pieces of wood were selected for their distinctive characteristics and handcrafted ensuring each one was individual.

Elm wood was used for the gold section, while wood from sycamore trees was used for the silver and bronze sections of the podiums.

The public will have a chance to own a piece of Games history with the announcement parts of the podiums will be available to buy through the Glasgow 2014 auction website.

David Grevemberg, chief executive of Glasgow 2014, said: "The podiums will be shared with all of those who were truly moved by the extraordinary sporting history created throughout Glasgow 2014.

"Podiums have been chosen to be meticulously hand-crafted into exact scaled models of the now iconic podium shape by Paul Hodgkiss and his team allowing people to buy their own little bit of Games history."

Other elements of the medal ceremony have also been donated around the country, including the medal trays.

vivienne.nicoll@eveningtimes.co.uk

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