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Contractor set to be awarded Velodrome contract

As many as 200 jobs including 20 apprenticeship schemes will be created through the construction of a new velodrome and sports arena for the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, the head of the event's organising committee has confirmed.

John Scott, chief executive of Glasgow 2014 Limited, revealed that a further 84 workers will be employed there once it is opened in time for the event.

It is expected that the Glasgow City Council executive committee will give their approval to the recommendation for construction firm Sir Robert McAlpine to be given the contract for the project.

Work on the £95 million Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome and a new sports arena is likely to begin before the end of the year.

"These world-class venues will facilitate elite athlete training in preparation of the games, and leave a lasting sport and economic legacy for people in Glasgow and across Scotland," Mr Scott stated.

Meanwhile, the London 2012 Organising Committee (LOCOG) recently announced the appointment London Eventing to construct the Cross Country course for the Olympics.ADNFCR-2585-ID-19309316-ADNFCR