Commonwealth Games coverage underway

The 20th Commonwealth Games have begun and the ABC Grandstand team is primed to bring Australian audiences  its trademark live and commercial free radio coverage.

With the games happening overnight Australian time, if listeners miss the overnight action they can catch up on all the Games news on ABC Grandstand digital radio, online and the mobile app and listen to a daily serve of The Full Scottish Breakfast with Francis Leach and his team from 7am AEST.

Listeners can also hear a Glasgow 2014 Daily Highlights Reel, a 55 minute daily summary program replayed on ABC Grandstand throughout the day.

The serious coverage details are below, or scroll down for a bit of alternative fun from B105.

Listen live

  • The Opening Ceremony 6am AEST from Thursday 24 July

  • Games commentary, including live finals and highlights, daily from 3am AEST starting Friday 25 July


  • Patrick Johnson, former Commonwealth Games competitor and the only Australian to run 100 metres under ten seconds

  • Rob Woodhouse, former swimmer and veteran of three Commonwealth Games


  • Gerard Whateley (VIC) – Swimming

  • Debbie Spillane (NSW) – Hockey/Ceremonies

  • Quentin Hull (QLD) – Athletics/Ceremonies

  • Tim Gavel (ACT) – Hockey/Rugby Sevens

  • Peter Walsh (SA) – Netball/Ceremonies

  • Clint Wheeldon (WA) – Cycling

Throughout the eleven days of competition ABC Grandstand will be providing audiences with unique programs to support the Games commentary, including:

  • The Full Scottish Breakfast with Francis Leach and his team, on ABC Grandstand on digital radio, online and on mobile. The program will feature live events and recaps of daily sporting achievements and the odd Scottish tune from 7am AEST daily

Glasgow 2014 Daily HighlightsReel, a 55 minute reel which will broadcast throughout the day on ABC Grandstand on digital radio, online and the mobile app 

B105’s Office Commonwealth Games may not quite have the international audience of the big games, but it’s a lot of fun.

Commonwealth Games venue image from Shutterstock.

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