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Jamieson helps to start Glasgow 2014 Countdown clock

11 March 2014

With 135 days to go until the start of the Commonwealth Games, Michael Jamieson was on hand to formally start the official countdown clock to Glasgow 2014, at the city’s Central Train Station yesterday.

Don't miss your chance to watch Michael in action at Tollcross in April's British Gas Swimming Championships - click here for tickets.Glasgow-born Jamieson, who won Olympic 200m Breaststroke silver at London 2012, helped to celebrate the landmark moment along with official Games mascot Clyde and members of Glasgow 2014, including chairman Lord Smith.

The countdown clock will be situated above the destination board at the station, where it will be seen by thousands of commuters and visitors in the lead-up to the Games which are due get underway at Celtic Park on July 23.

Jamieson, who will be hoping to be one of the big stars at the Tollcross International Swimming Centre this summer, was in the city as part of the Sport your Trainers campaign which helped to mark celebrations recognising today as Commonwealth Day.

He said: "It has been great to be here in Glasgow and celebrate Commonwealth Day, Sport Your Trainers and the switch on of the Glasgow 2014 clock," said 25-year-old Jamieson.

"I'm delighted to be playing a part in the run up to the Games in my home town as an ambassador.

"As well as being an athlete the great thing for me as a sports fan is being able to attend other events and I can't wait to get to see as much as I can at Glasgow 2014."

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