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GC2018 Batonbearers Announced


Community heroes will join some of our sporting greats as baton bearers for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Queens Baton Relay, when it arrives in Australia on Christmas Eve.

On Wednesday 18 October GOLDOC announced 3,800 batonbearers who will share in the part of history.

Susie O’Neill, Kurt Fearnley, Nat Medhurst, Sally Pearson and Libby Trickett are among the 200 Commonwealth Games past and present athletes chosen to carry the baton through their home town.

Across the country, bearers will take over a million steps to bring the Baton to its final destination, the Gold Coast 2018 Opening Ceremony on 4 April 2018.

Since its launch from Buckingham Palace on 13 March 2017, the Baton has reached athletes and fans across Africa, the Caribbean, the Americas and Europe. It is currently in Malaysia and is set to pass through the remaining 15 Commonwealth nations in Asia and Oceania before arriving in Australia.

Susie O'Neill with 6 of her 11 Commonwealth Games gold medals


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