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Commonwealth Games 2022: Queen’s Baton to arrive in January

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  • 12th October, 2021 10:45:34 PM
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Commonwealth Games 2022: Queen’s Baton to arrive in January

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The 16th Queen’s Baton Relay of the upcoming Birmingham Commonwealth Games 2022 will reach Dhaka in January 2022.

The Commonwealth Games authority unveiled details of the 294-day international route and the design of the Queen’s Baton for the 16th official Queen’s Baton Relay.

Bangladesh National Olympic Committee confirmed it in a press release on Tuesday.

The baton will stay in Bangladesh for three days. However, the relay started from England’s Buckingham Palace with a message from Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on October 7.

After a 294-day journey through all nations and territories under the Commonwealth, the baton will return to England in July 2022.

By this time, the baton will cover an epic international route of approximately 90,000 miles (140,000 kilometres), having over 7,500 baton bearers trusted with the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to carry the Baton.

Before arriving in Bangladesh, the baton will visit Sri Lanka. After departing Bangladesh, the Baton will make its way to India.

“The Queen’s Baton Relay is one of the most special aspects of the Commonwealth Games as it so vividly symbolises the friendship, respect and unity across our 72 nations and territories,” said Commonwealth Games Federation President Dame Louise Martin DBE.

“I know that communities across the Commonwealth will be so excited to see the Baton as it passes through their own villages, towns and cities. I hope that as many Commonwealth citizens as possible can be part of the Relay so that they can experience the true magic of the Commonwealth Games,” he said.

Meanwhile, Commonwealth Games 2022 will take place from July 28 to August 8 with the participation of 4,500 athletes from 72 nations and territories.