CWG 2022: Queen’s Baton Relay in Guyana on March 26
Guyana has been confirmed as one of 72 nations that the Queen’s Baton Relay will touch as a build-up to the 2022 Commonwealth Games, dubbed Birmingham 2022.
The official schedule was announced on Thursday, with the Baton making its 46th stop in Guyana on March 26, 2022. The Relay officially begins in Cyprus on October 9, 2021 and ends in host nation England on July 4, 2022.
The Queen, accompanied by The Earl of Wessex, attended a special ceremony on Thursday on the forecourt of the Palace to launch the Queen’s Baton Relay.
They were joined by Baton-bearers made up of athletes who will be competing in next year’s Games, young flagbearers from the West Midlands, the Birmingham 2022 Hometown Heroes and representatives from across the Commonwealth.
About the Birmingham 2022 Queen’s Baton Relay
The Queen’s Baton Relay is a Games tradition that celebrates, connects and excites communities from across Commonwealth during the build up to the Games.
Birmingham 2022 is staging the 16th official Queen’s Baton Relay – an epic journey across the Commonwealth, with The Queen’s Baton visiting all 72 nations and territories, reaching Europe, Africa, Asia, Oceania, the Caribbean and the Americas.
The Baton will travel for 294 days, visiting nations and territories and connecting communities in every corner of the Commonwealth, embracing unique cultures and sharing stories.
This collective journey will ignite hope, solidarity and collaboration for the next generation, with these stories leaving us all inspired to take on the challenges that matter most to us.
For more information, visit birmingham2022.com/qbr
About the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games
The Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, which will be held from July 28 until August 8, 2022, will be a once in a lifetime opportunity to put the city, the region, and its people on the global stage.
The Games is already proving to be a catalyst for transformation across the West Midlands, attracting new investment and funding, creating jobs and apprenticeships for local people and new opportunities for local businesses, as well as accelerating projects that will ensure the region is ready to host a fantastic sports and cultural celebration.
Birmingham 2022 will be the Games for everyone, bringing people together from across Birmingham and the region, to provide a warm welcome to millions of visitors during the summer of 2022.