Craig Reedie, vice-president of the International Olympic Committee, and Charles Allen, a non-executive director of the London Olympic Committee and former chair of the Manchester 2002 Commonwealth Games, have been appointed as executive counsel to the chairman of the Glasgow 2014 Organising Committee, Lord Smith of Kelvin.

“This is a great time for sport in Scotland and already through the bid to host the Youth Olympic Games in 2018, Glasgow and Scotland are demonstrating their compelling sporting and legacy ambitions for the future,” said Reedie.

Glasgow 2014 is scheduled for July 23–August 3 and will feature 17 sports in 11 days of competition.

“Having had the opportunity to see at close quarters the powerful and positive impact that the Manchester 2002 Commonwealth Games and the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games had on athletes, spectators and the nation as a whole, it’s a genuine pleasure to play a part in helping Glasgow and Scotland maximize the sporting and cultural opportunities presented by the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games,” said Allen.