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The Queen's Baton Relay, similar to the Olympic Torch Relay, is a relay around the world held prior to the beginning of the Commonwealth Games. The Baton carries a message from the Head of the Commonwealth, currently Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. The olympic flame at the Athens 2004 Summer Olympics The Olympic Flame or Olympic Fire is a symbol of the Olympic Games. ... Current flag of the Commonwealth Games Federation Locations of the games, and participating countries The Commonwealth Games is a multi-sport event held every four years involving the elite athletes of the Commonwealth of Nations. ... The Commonwealth of Nations, usually known as The Commonwealth, is an association of 53 independent sovereign states, almost all of which are former territories of the British Empire. ... Elizabeth II in an official portrait as Queen of Canada (on the occasion of her Golden Jubilee in 2002, wearing the Sovereigns badges of the Order of Canada and the Order of Military Merit) Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary) (born 21 April 1926), styled HM The...

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Melbourne, 2006

Queen's Baton Relay, Kings Park Western Australia.
Queen's Baton Relay, Kings Park Western Australia.

The Melbourne 2006 Queen's Baton Relay is the world's longest, most inclusive relay, travelling more than 180,000 kilometres and visiting all 71 nations of the Commonwealth in one year and a day. The Queen's Baton Relay started at Buckingham Palace and ended in Melbourne, Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. It carries a message from the Queen to the Opening Ceremony of the Commonwealth Games. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1452x644, 348 KB) Summary Photo taken (11th Feb 2006) and supplied by Nachoman-au. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1452x644, 348 KB) Summary Photo taken (11th Feb 2006) and supplied by Nachoman-au. ... Lemon-scented gums along Fraser Avenue, Kings Park Kings Park (, ) is a natural bushland park located in Perth, Western Australia. ... Relay is also the name of a series of medium-altitude satellites; the first of which was launched in 1962. ... // Definition and linguistics The original phrase common wealth or the common weal is a calque translation of the Latin term res publica (public thing), from which the word republic comes, which was itself used as a synonym for the Greek politeia as well as for the republican (i. ... Melbourne is the state capital and largest city in the Australian state of Victoria, and the second-largest city in Australia (after Sydney), with a population of approximately 3. ... The MCG situated in Yarra Park The Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) is an iconic Australian sporting venue located in Yarra Park in inner Melbourne, home to the Melbourne Cricket Club. ... Elizabeth II in an official portrait as Queen of Canada (on the occasion of her Golden Jubilee in 2002, wearing the Sovereigns badges of the Order of Canada and the Order of Military Merit) Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary) (born 21 April 1926), styled HM The... Current flag of the Commonwealth Games Federation Locations of the games, and participating countries The Commonwealth Games is a multi-sport event held every four years involving the elite athletes of the Commonwealth of Nations. ...


About the Baton

The baton contains 71 lights on the front, representing the 71 member nations of the Commonwealth. A video camera is built into the front of the baton recording continuously as the baton travels, and a GPS tracker is fitted, so that the baton's location may be viewed live on the Commonwealth Games Website. Over fifty GPS satellites such as this NAVSTAR have been launched since 1978. ...


Final Baton Runners

The 2006 Commonwealth Games are currently being held in Melbourne, Australia between March 15 and March 26. ... John Michael Landy AC MBE, (born April 12, 1930) is a former track athlete and the 26th Governor of Victoria, Australia. ... List of Governors of Victoria See Governors of the Australian states for a description and history of the office of Governor. ...

External links

  • Offical website of 2006 Queen's Baton Relay

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Mansfield Shire Council - Queen’s Baton Relay - Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games (748 words)
The Melbourne 2006 Queen’s Baton will visit more than 500 Australian communities and be carried by 3500 relay runners in the final 50 days of its epic journey from Buckingham Palace to the Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games.
The Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games Queen’s Baton Relay commenced from Buckingham Palace on 14 March 2005 with Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II passing the baton to Australian icon, supermodel and businesswoman, Elle Macpherson – the first of many thousands of relay runners to carry the baton across the globe.
The Australian leg of the Queens’ Baton Relay is funded by the Australian Government and is a joint initiative of the Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games Corporation, and the relay’s Presenting Partner, Telstra; Tourism Partner, Tourism Australia, and sponsors, National Australia Bank and Qantas.
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