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Queen starts baton relay for 2022 Commonwealth Games

Telegraph, 07 Oct 2021
The Queen has held her first major event at Buckingham Palace since the pandemic began, launching the Commonwealth Games 2022 baton on a global relay.

Paralympic gold medallist Kadeena Cox was given the honour of taking the baton on the first leg of its 90,000-mile journey which will lead to the opening ceremony in the host city Birmingham.

The Queen handed the symbol for the "friendly games" to four-time Paralympic champion Cox - who won two gold medals at Rio 2016 and two at Tokyo 2020 - after a message to the athletes and the Commonwealth was inserted into the baton.

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