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Solomon Islands welcomes Gold Coast 2018 Queen’s Baton as Relay approaches Australia

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4 nations and territories stay on the Gold Coast 2018 Queen’s Baton Relay tour, previous to its arrival in Australia later this month.

The Baton is presently within the Solomon Islands, the place it should stay till Saturday (December 9) because the Oceanian leg of its journey continues.

Vanuatu, Norfolk Island and New Zealand are the ultimate nations and territories on the itinerary, earlier than it arrives in Australia on Christmas Eve (December 24).

Samoa and Tuvalu are among the many nations to have just lately hosted the Baton, with the previous staging an occasion in Lalomanu.

It fashioned a part of the United Nations’ Ladies’s Enjoyable Run within the village, which sought to lift consciousness to finish violence in opposition to girls and ladies.

Throughout its keep in Tuvalu, some of the distant nations on the earth, it travelled from the primary island of Funafuti to the capital, Fongafale.

The Baton visited Funafuti Airport within the night, which coincided with lots of of locals coming collectively to play rugby, soccer and maintain boot camp lessons.

The runway is claimed to be a well-liked spot for locals, the place athletes additionally collect to coach for Gold Coast 2018.

All college students from Nauti Major Faculty and the Seventh-Day Adventist Faculty had the chance to the touch the Baton, whereas representatives from rugby, tennis, volleyball, biking, weightlifting and athletics participated in a relay.

Chief Koi Malala of Tamare Village was among the Batonbearers in Papua New Guinea ©Gold Coast 2018
Chief Koi Malala of Tamare Village was among the many Batonbearers in Papua New Guinea ©Gold Coast 2018

The Baton then headed to Papua New Guinea, the place it featured in a sequence of excessive profile occasions, together with a college sports activities occasion and a reception hosted by the Australian Excessive Fee.

It was additionally included within the Closing Ceremony of the Kimbe Papua New Guinea Video games.

Throughout its time within the Solomon Islands, the Baton will promote sustainability across the Commonwealth with a go to to the Discussion board Fisheries Businesses.

Following its arrival in Australia on Christmas Eve, the Baton will embark on a 100-day tour throughout the nation, concluding on the Video games’ Opening Ceremony.

The Baton Relay was launched throughout Commonwealth Day on March 13 in London, the place the Queen handed it to the primary Batonbearer, Australian monitor biking legend Anna Meares.

Prince Charles is because of take away the message positioned into the Baton by Queen Elizabeth, throughout the Opening Ceremony of Gold Coast 2018 on April four.

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