Queen’s Baton for 2018 Commonwealth Games arrives in India

ANI | Updated: Oct 03, 2017 18:02 IST

New Delhi [India], Oct. 3 (ANI): The Queen's Baton Relay has arrived in New Delhi for its India leg as it tours the globe ahead of next year's Commonwealth Games in Australia.

From Delhi, the Queen's Baton will be taking to Pantnagar and from there on it will be taken to Haldwani and Nainital. Thereafter, the baton relay will continue to Rishikesh, Haridwar and finally to Dehradun.

The baton relay is similar to the Olympic Torch Relay and it has already been carried to 51 countries before India following which it will be taken to Bangladesh and eventually reaching the host country, Australia, on December 24.

On 4 April 2018, over 6,600 athletes and team officials from 70 nations and territories will converge on the Gold Coast for an 11 day sporting and cultural event.

It is reported that the 2018 Queen's Baton Relay is the longest in the history of the Commonwealth Games and is supposed to cover a distance of approximately 2,30,000 km in 388 days. (ANI)