March, 13 2017 By Sahr Morris Jnr
Treasurer of National Olympic Committee of Sierra Leone (NOC-SLE), Prince Sualley, said they were well prepared and all set to receive the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Queens Baton.
The Queen’s Baton, which was launched in November 2016, will embark on a global journey starting at Buckingham Palace in England and it is expected in Freetown as its first destination from 15-18 March 2017.
With barely two days for its arrival, the NOC-SLE treasurer said they were doing their final touches in preparation for the Baton arrival.
“Already several programs have been set for the Baton arrival and the committee is working around the clock for us to have a successful three days of action packed relay,” Sualley said.
The NOC-SLE treasurer, who also doubles as President of Sierra Leone Wrestling Association, further stated that the Queens Baton relay is a tradition of the Commonwealth Games which symbolises the coming together of all Commonwealth nations and territories in preparation for the quadrennial festival of sports and culture.
Like previous years, the Baton will continue the tradition of a message from Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II to be read at the Opening Ceremony of the Games come April, 2018 and it journey will commence from Buckingham Palace and ends at the Gold Coast.
The Baton global journey will cover all the six Commonwealth regions; Africa, the Americas, the Caribbean, Europe, Asia and Oceania.