Queens Baton Relay comes to Botswana- 30th- 31st January 2014
In just 14 days the 30th of January 2014 the Glasgow 2014 Queens Baton Relay will arrive in from Namibia, the 34th of its 71 Commonwealth destinations.
The Queen’s Baton Relay is a much loved tradition of the Commonwealth Games that symbolizes the coming together of all Commonwealth Nations and territories in preparation for the four-yearly festival of sport and culture.The Glasgow 2014 Queen’s Baton Relay began at Buckingham Palace on 9 October 2013, when Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II sent it out with a message to its first destination, which is the previous host of the Commonwealth Games, Delhi, India.
His Excellency the President of Botswana Lt. Gen. Sir Seretse Khama Ian Khama will welcome the baton on the 30th January 2014 during an official welcome ceremony at the Sir Seretse Khama International Airport. Botswana will provide an integral link when it welcomes the baton as it travels on one of the most engaging relays in Botswana. Today the baton is currently travelling through Kenya.
The public is invited to join these festivities and turn out in large numbers to cheer on the relay baton bearers more especially that Botswana is optimistic that she will outperform any of her previous Commonwealth Games performance in Glasgow 2014”.
We look forward to seeing many locals join these festivities and turn out to cheer on the relay baton bearers more especially that BNOC is optimistic that we will outperform any of our previous Commonwealth Games performance in Glasgow 2014”. The commence at the three Dikgosi Monument on the 31st of January 2014 involving past and present athletes, the baton will also visit many landmarks such as local schools and places of historical and cultural significance.
A special welcome ceremony is also planned to officially mark the arrival of the baton in Botswana. Details to the exact route the Baton will travel through Gaborone into Tlokweng Village and information about celebration activities will be released early next week.
As part of its epic journey, the Glasgow 2014 Queen’s Baton Relay will traverse the length and breadth of the Commonwealth visiting all 71 nations of the Commonwealth covering 190,000 kilometres in 245 days. The baton will travel throughout Asia, Oceania, Africa, and Americas (south), the Caribbean, Americas (north) and Europe. The Baton will then complete the final part of the journey in Scotland.