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  2022 CWG Queens Baton arrives in Bhubaneswar
14 Jan 2022

The Queens Baton for the 2022 Commonwealth Games reached Bhubaneswar today and was received and welcomed by Chairman, Odisha Hockey Promotion Council, Dilip Tirkey and  officials of  Sports and Youth Services Department, Govt of Odisha and Odisha Olympic Association  at the Biju Patnaik Airport.

Eminent sportspersons of Odisha, Anuradha Biswal and Shradhanjali Samantray were also present on the occasion. The relay baton will stay in the city tonight.

Tomorrow, the Baton accompanied by officials, will tour to Puri and Konark where it will be received by dignitaries and district administration before returning to Bhubaneswar for the symbolic Relay at the Kalinga Stadium, where eminent sportspersons of the State will participate.

The Queens Baton Relay is a Games tradition that celebrates, connects and excites communities from across Commonwealth during the build-up to the Games. The Relay began on October 7, 2021 at Buckingham Palace, where Queen Elizabeth II placed her message to the Commonwealth into the Baton, signifying the start of the 294-day Relay to the 72 nations and territories of the Commonwealth.

The 2022 Commonwealth Games Queens Baton relay will be conducted maintaining all COVID-19 protocols of the state and central government. The Baton will leave for Singapore on January 16. The Baton will arrive back in England in July 2022. The games are expected to take place from July 28 to August 8, 2022.
PHOTO: Odisha Olympian Dilip Tirkey, Anuradha Biswal, woman football legend Sradhanjali Samantaray and Odisha Olympic Association Secretary Avijit Paul with the CWG Queens Baton in Bhubaneswar on 13th January 2022.



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