GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - JULY 26: Simon Van Velthooven of New Zealand prepraes to race in the Men's 1000m Time Trial Final at Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome during day three of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games on July 26, 2014 in Glasgow, United Kingdom. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)
The 2014 commonwealth games will begin on July 23rd in Celtic Park. Medal counts in the Commonwealth Games tend to be heavily slanted towards the largest and industrialized nations like England, Australia and Canada, making the games somewhat one-sided. In this 2014 event a total of 17 sports and 261 medal events will be contested and 71 participating nations will be present.