Cyprus first stop of the Commonwealth Queen’s baton relay

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Cyprus will be the first stop of the Queen’s Baton Relay involving a programme of visits of the Baton to all 71 Commonwealth Countries before completing its journey with its entry into the arena for the Opening Ceremony of the Commonwealth Games to be held in Birmingham on July 28 – August 8 2022.
 
According to a press release issued by the Cyprus Olympic Committee, the Baton will arrive in Cyprus on October 8 with a relay taking place on October 9 – 10 depending on the pandemic conditions, before departing for Malta on October 11
 
The Queen’s Baton Relay is the traditional curtain raiser to the Commonwealth Games and has been an inclusion in the Games programme since the Cardiff Games 1958 and involves a programme of visits of the Baton to all 71 Commonwealth Countries before completing its journey with its entry into the arena for the Opening Ceremony of the Games.

The Baton Relay commences from Buckingham Palace with Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II passing the Baton to a runner from the host nation.

Michael Yiakoumi

Michael Yiakoumi

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