Belfast Telegraph

Commonwealth Games baton on tour of Northern Ireland

The Queen's Baton Relay picked up some Narnia magic during a visit to Belfast ahead of next year's Commonwealth Games in Australia.

It passed through a colourful and activity-filled CS Lewis Square, named in honour of the writer. BMX bikers and athletes gathered for a bank holiday carnival of sport as the baton made its way along the Greenway at Connswater River en route to next year's competition.

The baton is making a 142,915-mile (230,000km) journey over 388 days ahead of the Gold Coast 2018 event, travelling through Africa, the Americas, the Caribbean, Europe, Asia and Oceania.

It is scheduled to tour Northern Ireland until Friday.

Belfast Telegraph

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