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LONDON 9 Oct 2013 Torch of quadrennial Commonwealth Games begins journey

Queen Elizabeth II fires off the 2014 Commonwealth Games torch relay from Buckingham Palace on Oct 9 with a speech to athletes

October 9, 2013 - NULL

LONDON 9 Oct 2013 Torch of quadrennial Commonwealth Games begins journey

Queen Elizabeth II fires off the 2014 Commonwealth Games torch relay from Buckingham Palace on Oct 9 with a speech to athletes. The Queen will place a message to the Commonwealth into the baton. Via Glasgow, the 2014 Games host, the torch travels to Delhi, the 2010 Games host, and arrives at the Indian capital on Oct 11. In the following months it touches down in 71 nations and territories of the Commonwealth, according to the Games organizers, "uniting the two billion citizens of the Commonwealth in a celebration

LONDON 9 Oct 2013 Torch of quadrennial Commonwealth Games begins journey

Queen Elizabeth II fires off the 2014 Commonwealth Games torch relay from Buckingham Palace on Oct 9 with a speech to athletes. The Queen will place a message to the Commonwealth into the baton. Via Glasgow, the 2014 Games host, the torch travels to Delhi, the 2010 Games host, and arrives at the Indian capital on Oct 11. In the following months it touches down in 71 nations and territories of the Commonwealth, according to the Games organizers, "uniting the two billion citizens of the Commonwealth in a celebration of sport, diversity and peace." It returns to Britain in May 2014 to begin a relay around Scotland that ends at the opening of the Games on 23 Jul 2014.

The Games organizers say the torchbearers in the 40-day relay around Scotland will be inspirational Scots, "each of whom has a story to tell about their contribution to our communities." They are mainly aspiring athletes and other individuals who have risen above setbacks to achieve their goals and also notable volunteers in a number of organizations. (WRITTEN MAR 2013)

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Date written/update: 2013-10-09