The Birmingham 2022 Queens Baton Relay will arrive in The Gambia Tuesday, 19th of October 2021, spending three days exploring the culture and community in the country.
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.
The Relay began on 7th October 2021 at Buckingham Palace, where Her Majesty the Queen will place her message to the Commonwealth in to the Baton. The Baton then takes on an incredible 294-day journey through all nations and territories of the Commonwealth, arriving back in England in July 2022.
Mr. Abdoulie Jallow, the secretary general of the Gambia National Olympic Committee, also the Baton manager for The Gambia in this year’s edition, said the Baton is expected to arrive in the Gambia on October 19th 2021 and already the Olympic House is looking forward to an exciting and eventful visit with series of engagements and activities that involve the president of The Gambia running with the Baton and touring major settlements in Banjul, Kanifing Municipality and West Coast Region.
Both mayors of Banjul and Kanifing will run with the baton as well as some students from identified schools and athletes in the country.
The British High Commission in The Gambia, and the Ministry of Youths and Sports will also host the Baton before its departure to Sierra Leone.