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Queen’s Baton reaches Commonwealth Youth Games in Bahamas

Chairman of the Bahamas 2017 Commonwealth Youth Games Organizing Committee Wellington Miller, right, received the Queen's Baton from Commonwealth Games Federation Regional Vice-President for the Americas K.A. Juman-Yassin.

Nassau, Bahamas July 20, 2017 — The Queen’s Baton has arrived at the Commonwealth Youth Games when presented at the opening ceremony on Tuesday in an important leg of its global trek.

The Baton began its relay in March making its way through 18 countries in Africa and the Americas thus far. The baton will continue to travel until the Gold Coast Games in Australia in April 2018. Commonwealth Youth Games Organizing Committee Chairman Wellington Miller collected the Baton on this leg.

Keri Algar, Public Relations & Media Operations Specialist of the Queen’s Baton Relay said the Queen’s Baton is about inspiring athletes and sharing the excitement of sport throughout the Commonwealth up until the games in 2018. Some of the athletes competing here will also be competing in the 2018 Commonwealth Games next year.



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