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Follow the Queen's Batton Relay December 24 - April 4

On 13 March 2017, Her Majesty The Queen placed her message inside the Baton to begin the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Queen’s Baton Relay.


When the Baton arrives at the Opening Ceremony on 4 April 2018, the Queen's message will be removed from the Baton and read aloud to declare the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games open.

The Queen’s Baton Relay is a games tradition that calls the Commonwealth’s athletes to come together in peaceful and friendly competition.

Travelling for 388 days this QBR will be the longest and most accessible ever. It will visit 69 nations and territories before arriving in Australia on 24 December 2017.

Follow the journey online or in your home town and #sharethedream.

Queen's Baton Relay Launch, London, United Kingdom

FAST FACTS

  • The Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games is on from 4 to 15 April 2018.
  • 2018 will mark 60 years since a baton was first used to carry Her Majesty The Queen’s message from Buckingham Palace to the opening of the Games.
  • The Baton will travel around Australia for 100 days
  • Australian batonbearers will be announced in October 2017.
  • The Baton will travel 230,000km around the world
  • Follow along or be part of the action at #QBR2018

 

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