Sporting Equals will be following all the action from the XXth Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. The games, as well as being a celebration of sport, are a celebration of the great diversity which makes up the Commonwealth. This is composed of 53 countries and is home to 2.2 billion citizens, 60% of whom are under 30 years old.
We will be reporting on all 17 sports in the games but focusing on:
• Table tennis
In terms of athletes we'll be following the journey of:
• Rajiv Ouseph as he seeks to better his men's singles runners up medal in badminton at the XIXth Commonwealth Games in New Delhi
• Adam Gemili as he seeks to win his first Commonwealth medal in the 100 metres sprint
• Nicola Adams as she tries to emulate her Olympic boxing gold medal
In addition we'll be following the English team as they compete in their biggest sporting event since the Olympics. Internationally we'll be keeping an eye on the Asian and African teams who are competing from the fortunes of the Indian hockey team to the medal hopes of Kenya's middle distant runners.
So please bookmark or add our website to your favourites and follow us on Twitter @SportingEquals and on Facebook at sporting.equals. Each day we'll be posting a round up of all the key events from John Williams, ours sports correspondent and a sociology lecturer at Leicester University.
Meet the Sporting Equals Commonwealth Team here...
Sporting Equals exists to actively promote greater involvement by all communities that are disengaged especially the black and minority ethnic population in sport and physical activity. We are the primary driver and funding channel for national and regional programmes in this field.
We work closely with both the providers of sporting opportunities (national governing bodies, local authorities and agencies, sports organisations) and the users of sporting opportunities (community and faith groups, local clubs, charities and individuals). We also have strong links with NHS agencies and other organisations addressing health inequalities in society.
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