Federation breakfast meeting carries the baton for the 2014 Commonwealth Games

The imminence of the 2014 Games was the main subject of discussion at the Commonwealth Games Federation Sports Breakfast held during CHOGM. 

Malaysia’s Prince Tunku Imran, president of the Commonwealth Games Federation, took the podium to speak in anticipation of next year’s Games, which are to be held in Glasgow, UK. 

“We are now just 249 days away from the 20th Commonwealth Games,” he said. “The games are, to quote the former Secretary General of the Commonwealth Sir Don McKinnon, ‘the most visible public manifestation of the Commonwealth’.” 

November 2013 saw the seventh Commonwealth Games Federation Sports Breakfast take place, attended by 250 Heads of Government, ministers and government officials, as well as international athletes and sports stars. 

The run-up to the Games, which are being held in partnership with UNICEF, began in October with the launch of the Queen’s baton relay by the Queen herself at Buckingham Palace. The relay will travel through all nations and territories of the Commonwealth before arriving in Scotland next June. 

“Through the relay we are highlighting not only the power of the Games to unite the people of the Commonwealth but also to focus on our partnerships with UNICEF,” added Imran. 

Presentations were also made by Hugo Swire, UK Minister for the Commonwealth, and Shona Robison MSP, Scottish Minister for Commonwealth Games and Sport.


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