Glasgow will host the Commonwealth Games for the sixth time on British soil since the competition began in 1930.
Much has been made of the investment into the Athlete's Village but what happens after the games?
The urban impact of the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow has been discussed again and again but the larger question of how the games will affect the environment remains unanswered.
Read or listen to just about any media coverage of Glasgow 2014 and one word is repeated over and over again: legacy.
You can't help but be impressed by the multi-purpose sporting behemoth that is the Emirates Arena and Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome.
For those involved in Glasgow 2014 regeneration projects, securing long-term jobs for local people is perhaps the most important legacy of all.
Sports Minister Shona Robison has said she is confident that the whole of Scotland will share in the legacy of Glasgow 2014.