PARTY GAMES: Former Olympic sprinter Sir Menzies Campbell gave his backing to Glasgow's bid for the 2014 Commonwealth Games yesterday.

The Liberal Democrat leader - who competed in the 1964 Tokyo Olympics and 1966 Commonwealth Games in Jamaica - pledged his support at the Glasgow School of Sport at Bellahouston Academy.

Sir Menzies also held the British 100 metres record between 1967 and 1974.

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"Sport played an enormous part in my life, " he said at Bellahouston.

"I think there can be nothing better for Scotland as a whole than if Glasgow were to win the bid for 2014.

"It has my complete and unqualified support."