problems with Commonwealth games
The Guardian has the story.
"Glasgow's bid team is hoping a solution can be found by staging the event on a secure Ministry of Defence site or police firing range. However, judges who visited the city last month said any facility must not be situated miles away from other events.
Ferguson told BBC Radio Scotland that no final decision had been made on how to handle the problem. 'There are obviously issues about shooting, with the kind of incidents that we've seen here,' she said. 'We're also very conscious that we win medals in shooting too, so all of that has to be weighed up. We're trying very hard to come to a reasonable and sensible conclusion on.'
...Manchester was granted such a dispensation for the 2002 Games, but the city refused to build a range and events had to be staged almost 200 miles away in Bisley. This meant a separate competitors' village was needed, about which athletes and officials complained. Judges for the 2014 Games have already said such an arrangement would be unacceptable for Glasgow."
Update: Glasgow accuses its Canadian rivals of dirty tricks:
"Last night, the director of Glasgow's bid hit back at a Canadian documentary which branded the city as one of the most violent places in the world.
Derek Casey, a former chief executive of the UK Sports Council, said he was 'astonished' at the claims made in the programme which compared Glasgow with Iraq and Afghanistan."