The Queen's Baton will continue its relay across Cyprus today passing through the Nicosia, Larnaca & free Famagusta areas.
In all, the baton will travel to 72 Commonwealth nations and territories, carrying the Queen’s message to the Commonwealth ahead of next year’s Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.
The baton started its 294-day journey across the Commonwealth on Friday leaving Buckingham Palace. Late Friday evening it travelled from Birmingham arriving at Larnaca Airport on its first stop in Cyprus. On Saturday the baton passed through Paphos visiting several landmarks on the way before travelling on to Limassol.
According to the Cyprus Commonweath Games Committee, today , Monday 11th - Sunday 10th, the baton's route is as follows:
08:45 Eleftheria Square
09:15 Ermou Street
09:45 Municipal Hall
11:00 Larnaca Municipal Hall / Finikoudes Beach
11:20 St. Lazaros Church
11:45 Larnaca Club
13:00 Nissi Beach
13:30 M.U.S.A.N. Underwater Sculpture Park
14:00 The Museum of the Sea
15:00 Konnos Bay
15:40 Fig Tree Bay
16:10 MMAD beach (Kapparis)
40 - 50 athletes will represent Cyprus in the Commonwealth Games 2022 covering most sports.
Ian Reid, Chief Executive Officer of Birmingham 2022, said: “The official launch of the Birmingham 2022 Queen’s Baton Relay at Buckingham Palace was a resounding success. Now, it’s time to send the Baton onwards as it embarks on a 294-day journey, connecting communities in every corner of the Commonwealth, embracing unique cultures and sharing stories.
We hope 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. This is such an important milestone in the lead up to the Games and one that we should all carry with pride.”