Sunday, October 20, 2013

No Smooth sailing of Quees Baton this time

It seems that the Queens Baton relay can face some difficulties this commonwealth games. Right from the day the Queens Baton Relay started its facing some challenges like Change of program for the batons route in India due to the festival season. Then the queen Batons route again was changed due the pulling of Gambia from the commonwealth games.

Now today when the Queens Baton was to reach the holiday paradise Maldives it might face some strong violent protest going on in the country. There are some issues related to elections n the country that caused problems and some violent protest in Male. The Batons has to stay in the small island country for 2 days. We'll keep you updated about the Batons relay.

Recently the Baton had a successful outing of Sri Lanka and an average relay ceremony in Pakistan with some officials absent on the event of Baton relay.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Another chance to secure 2014 commonwealth games tickets

The Commonwealth Games 2014 to be held at Glasgow is going to be the biggest sporting event int the history of Scotland. The response form the public is already tremendous.  The games authority have already received more than 2 million requests for one millions tickets. The first lot of tickets were held few days back and now the public has another chance to get tickets for various events of the games mega competition.

This special chance is for those who have not received any tickets in the previous application phase. The exclusive exclusive on sale window will be available at the website and would serve on first come first get basis for 5 days from 21-Oct to 26-Oct. First two days of the sale are reserved exclusively to those fans who have not got any ticket from the previous application.

Hurry and grab the tickets now. Best wishes.

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Route for Queens Baton Relayed to change after Withdrawl of Gambia

As mentioned in the previous post, Gambia has withdrawn from the Commonwealth Games 2014 and no longer wish to be part of the Commonwealth Nations. Since now only 70 nations would be participating the queens batons will cover journey to 70 nations only. The launch of The Queen's Baton Relay took place on 9th Oct where the hidden message of queen was placed in the baton, then Baton begin the Journey to previous host country India and spend around 3 days before heading to Bangladesh.  From Bangladesh it will head to Pakistan.

Here is the complete route of Queens Baton relay (Revised after Gambia withdrawal)

  1. India
  2. Bangladesh
  3. Pakistan
  4. Sri Lanka
  5. Maldives
  6. Singapore
  7. Malaysia
  8. Brunei
  9. Australia
  10. New Guinea
  11. Solomon Islands
  12. Nauru
  13. Tuvalu
  14. Samoa
  15. New Zealand
  16. Kiribati
  17. Cook Islands
  18. Tonga
  19. Niue
  20. Norfolk Islands
  21. Vanuatu
  22. Sierra Leone
  23. Ghana
  24. Nigeria
  25. Cameroon
  26. Kenya
  27. Uganda
  28. Rwanda
  29. Tanzania
  30.  Seychelles
  31. Malawi
  32. Zambia (Please note that its Gambia that withdraw from the games not Zambia)
  33. Namibia
  34. Botswana
  35. Mauritius - This is the only country apart from my home nation India that I've visited. A beautiful nation, with lots of natural beauty, crystal clear waters. Read my experience with Maurituis holidays here.
  36. Mozambique
  37. Swaziland
  38. Lesotho
  39. South Africa
  40. St Helena
  41. Falkland Islands
  42. Guyana
  43. Barbados
  44. Grenada
  45. Trinidad & Tobago
  46. St Vincent & The Grenadines
  47. St Lucia
  48. Dominica
  49. Antigua & Barbuda
  50. Montserrat
  51. St Kitts & Nevis
  52. Anguilla
  53. British Virgin Islands
  54. Jamaica
  55. Cayman Islands
  56. Turks and Caicos Islands
  57. Bahmas
  58. Belize
  59. Bermuda
  60. Canada
  61. Cyprus
  62. Malta
  63. Gibraltar
  64. Jersey
  65. Guernsey
  66. Isle of Man
  67. Northern Island
  68. Wales
  69. England
  70. Scotland
Will try to keep you update about the queens baton relay. 

Friday, October 4, 2013

Indian Festivsal Season & Queens Baton Relay

"We look forward very much to bringing the baton and sharing our excitement and enthusiasm for the Commonwealth Games with the people of India next week, as planned" This is the message from the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Committee however Queens baton relay might face some problems in Delhi due the festival season.

The baton is schedule to visit India next week and then continue the journey to around 71 participation nations. The baton contains queens message which she will read on the opening ceremony of the games. The hand written message read by her majesty, the queen marks the opening of the Commonwealth games.

The Indian authorities have already told the commonwealth representative about the inability to hold the baton relay in Delhi, which coincides with the major Hindu festival called Dushehra. Dushera is celebrated with great job in India. It marks the victory of Lord Rama over Ravana, this day there can be traffic problems as people come out to see the fireworks held throughout the country.

Taking the immediate steps, the 2014 Commonwealth Games organisers  in Glasgow have already sent a team to India. The team is given the task to avoid any potential issues with the Baton Relay.

Sounds like this baton relay problem might be resolved by the organisers and IOA however another problem Glasgow commonwealth if facing that rumours are there that Gambia might withdraw or not participate in the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.