International Sport

Commonwealth Games Baton in Africa

The Gold Coast Commonwealth Games Queen’s Baton is now passing through Africa, en route to Australia.

Papua New Guinea will be the last stop before the Baton enters Australia on Christmas Eve.

The baton signals the countdown to the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, it is expected to bring about a sense of unity as people across Commonwealth nations, cross paths with the carrier of the Queen’s personal message, to participating Commonwealth nations.

Just a few hours ago in Mozambique, Africa, local marketers and school children greeted the Baton in awe and excitement.

At the moment, the Baton is on its way to Swaziland.

It is expected to travel over 230,000 kilometres, covering 52 countries in 388 days, before it reaches its final destination, Gold Coast where the Queen’s message will be read.

Though at this stage, it has not been confirmed yet whether her Highness herself or a representative will read the Queen’s message on April 4th 2018, when the Games commence.

The baton will be passing through Papua New Guinea in December, before entering Australia.

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