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2022 Commonwealth Games: Ghana to host Queen’s Baton Relay on October 26

The Commonwealth Games Association of Ghana is expected to host the Birmingham 2022 Queen’s Baton Relay in Ghana on 26th October 2021. The Relay which began it’s travel from Buckingham Palace on October 7, 2021 will spend two days in Accra before departing to Cameroon.

With the activities surrounding the arrival of the Baton yet to be unveiled, the 2-day visit is anticipated to explore the culture and community of Ghana to create awareness and excitement ahead of the games in Birmingham.

President of Commonwealth Games Association of Ghana, Ben Nunoo Mensah said “The baton and it’s unique message strongly signifies the unity and diversity of the commonwealth nations and territories. This is an opportunity for many untold stories that carry weights and are overwhelming”.

The Baton travels an international route, spanning 269 days between two to four days in each nation or territory featuring over 7,500 Baton bearers.

Global journey will conclude at the Birmingham 2022 Opening ceremony where the final bearer will return the Baton to Her Majesty The Queen.

The Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games will see 4,500 athletes from over 72 Commonwealth nations and territories taking part in the 11 days of spectacular sports from 28 July-8th August 2022.

Credit: GBC Online

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