Rebecca Adlington in Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games role

Rebecca Adlington The swimmer will help launch the official mascot at an event in Glasgow on Thursday

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Olympic swimmer Rebecca Adlington has been revealed as an official ambassador for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.

She joins Britain's most successful Olympian, Sir Chris Hoy, who has also undertaken the role.

The position will see the ambassadors work with games organisers and appear in high-profile promotional campaigns.

Adlington won two bronze medals in the 2012 Olympics. She also won two medals at the Beijing Olympics.

She said: "It's a privilege to be involved as an ambassador for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games and I'm thrilled to be able to voice my support to the next major sporting event coming to the UK.

"The huge success of London 2012 will only increase the excitement and interest towards the Games and I can't wait to be part of the journey to 2014."

The swimmer, from Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, will help launch the official mascot at an event in Glasgow on Thursday.

Lord Smith, chairman of Glasgow 2014, said: "Rebecca is Great Britain's greatest ever swimmer and she is such a well-known personality across the sporting spectrum.

"Alongside Sir Chris, Rebecca will promote the Games and help ensure as many people as possible make the most of Scotland's largest ever sporting and cultural event."

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