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  • Monday, June 6th 2022 - 23:40 UTC

    Falklands receives the Queen's Baton for the Birmingham Commonwealth Games

     The Queen’s Baton will visit all 72 nations and territories across the Commonwealth, (Falklands is listed 65) in a 294-day journey

    The Queen's Baton for the Commonwealth Games which kicks off in Birmingham on July 28, will be making its stop in the Falkland Islands on June 6 and beginning June 7 in the City of Stanley will make a forty-kilometer relay with some forty volunteers, across the Islands.

  • Friday, October 8th 2021 - 14:23 UTC

    Birmingham 2022 Queen's Baton Relay officially launched at Buckingham Palace

    Dame Louise Martin, the Earl of Wessex, and the Queen with The Queen’s Baton

    Queen Elizabeth on Thursday officially launched the Birmingham 2022 Queen’s Baton Relay in a unique ceremony at Buckingham Palace. The Queen, accompanied by The Earl of Wessex, attended a special ceremony on the forecourt of the Palace to launch the 16th official Queen’s Baton Relay.

  • Wednesday, August 23rd 2017 - 10:16 UTC

    Gold Coast 2018 Queen's Baton Relay has arrived in Scotland

    Michael Jamieson, an Olympic and Commonwealth silver medal-winning swimmer, was the first Baton bearer when it arrived at the Glasgow School of Sport

    The Gold Coast 2018 Queen’s Baton Relay (QBR) arrived in Scotland, marking the 42nd stop on its global tour in the build-up to next year’s Commonwealth Games in Australia. The Baton arrived from England and previously from the Falkland Islands (12 to 15 August).

  • Saturday, August 19th 2017 - 10:25 UTC

    Baton’s subpolar stopover in Falklands before Europe

    Children and athletes from every active sports club marked the Baton’s route

    The Commonwealth Games Queens Baton visits all 71 Commonwealth countries and territories on its journey from Buckingham Palace to the host city. In 2018 that is Gold Coast in Australia; one territory is missing from the relay, because it has not been possible to schedule St Helena this year. However several Saints saw and carried the baton in the Falkland Islands, so we have helped a little bit.

  • Wednesday, August 16th 2017 - 19:14 UTC

    Queen's Baton Relay of Commonwealth Games arrived in the Falkland Islands

    The Falkland Islands were the 39th location on the baton's 388 day, 230 000 KM, 70+ leg journey.(Pic BFSAI)

    The Queen's Baton Relay of the Commonwealth Games has arrived in the Falkland Islands. The baton carries a message from Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth, the Head of the Commonwealth, and is travelling around the world prior to the beginning of the Commonwealth Games in April 2018. This tradition began in 1958. The baton visit was organised by the Falkland Islands Overseas Games Association (FIOGA)

  • Monday, March 10th 2014 - 20:50 UTC

    Falkland Islands turns out to receive the Commonwealth Games Queen's baton

    MLA Summers holding the baton surrounded by children (Pic by FIOGA)

    The Queen’s Baton promoting the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow later this year received a hearty welcome in the Falkland Islands, as residents grouped on the Stanley public jetty at 6.30pm on Thursday 27 February when it was hurtled to Stanley from HMS Clyde.