Interest in buying tickets for Glasgow 2014 has doubled and more than 40% of Scots say their experience of London 2012 has made them more excited about the prospect of sporting stars from 71 nations and territories competing in the Commonwealth Games in two years' time.
The study also shows an upsurge in interest from women, perhaps inspired by Team GB's medal successes from world-beating female athletes in sports such as rowing, swimming and cycling – with 45% of women saying they were more excited about Glasgow 2014 after watching or hearing about London 2012.
World-class performances from Jessica Ennis and Usain Bolt have wowed sell-out crowds in the Olympic Stadium, Sir Chris Hoy and Team GB's cyclists have smashed world records on route to a number of gold medals and magical moments have been witnessed across all venues during the Games.
Scotland’s other stars, including Andy Murray, Katherine Grainger, Tim Baillie, and Michael Jamieson, have also shone during London 2012 after a number of memorable performances.
Swimmer David Carry, London 2012 Olympic finalist for Team GB in the 400m freestyle and five-times Commonwealth Games medallist for Team Scotland said: "The home support at London 2012 brought the best out of me in my event and I am sure it will be the same for the athletes competing at Glasgow 2014.
"I know from experience that Scottish crowds are capable of generating a tremendous atmosphere and I know that hosting a Games will take that to another level. Being part of these home Olympic Games has been amazing and I am looking forward to the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games generating the same excitement in Scotland."
The survey conducted in Scotland showed:
* The current level of interest (definitely/probably) of people planning to buy tickets for Glasgow 2014 has increased from 14% in the last survey (March 2012), to 29%.
* The Olympic Games have provided a positive uplift with 41% of respondents saying that London 2012 has increased their excitement in Glasgow 2014.
* Over three-quarters (78%) of adults in Scotland believe that the Games will have a positive effect on Glasgow – over half (53%) say that they will have a strongly positive effect.
* The same proportion (78%) believes that they will have a positive effect on Scotland as a whole.
Speaking today in London at a joint press conference with Glasgow City Marketing Bureau, David Grevemberg, Glasgow 2014 chief executive,said: "No one experiencing the excitement and magic of London 2012 can fail to be inspired by the dedication and drive of the athletes, the massive support of the crowd and the absolute warmth and enthusiasm of the army of volunteers.
"Seeing London 2012 in action, we just can't wait for our own moment to shine in two years' time. Already we're seeing and feeling the positive impact of London 2012 inspiring and motivating people to look forward to Glasgow 2014. Everyone who wants to play a part at the Games can register their interest now at www.glasgow2014.com"
Councillor Gordon Matheson, leader of Glasgow City Council and chair of Glasgow City Marketing Bureau said: "The London 2012 Olympic Games have been a fantastic success and I am delighted to see that they are inspiring a tremendous upsurge in interest towards the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.
"As one of the world’s top 10 sporting destinations, Glasgow will form the perfect backdrop to the Commonwealth Games in 2014, which presents an unparalleled opportunity to showcase the city’s sporting and cultural credentials, as well as its iconic landmarks, to a global audience.
"The public’s enthusiasm for the Olympics in recent weeks has been palpable and I am confident that appetite and excitement will continue as people realise they can be part of a similarly amazing sporting experience when the baton is passed to Glasgow as host city for the 2014 Commonwealth Games."
Shona Robison, Minister for Commonwealth Games and Sport, added: "Over the past 10 days, our Olympians have demonstrated the most fantastic skill, drama, excitement and achievement. Scotland's members of Team GB are contributing spectacularly to our success. So it is no surprise that this research shows that Team GB’s amazing performances and growing medal haul are increasing people’s interest in the upcoming Commonwealth Games, and that more and more people now want to attend. With the widest sport programme ever, these Games will offer something for everyone and provide lasting sporting benefits across the whole of Scotland."
Michael Cavanagh, chairman of Commonwealth Games Scotland, said: "Team Scotland and the Commonwealth Games have always had fantastic support from the Scottish public. London 2012 is showing just how much passionate home support and the atmosphere created by packed stadiums can lift our athletes to delivering a successful team. After London, we are looking forward to having the same level of support help us deliver a truly memorable Games for Scotland and the Commonwealth."
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