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Lewis: Queen’s Baton visit a great success

Trinidad Guardian :: 01.06.2017

The visit of the Queen's Baton to T&T was described as a success by T&T Commonwealth Games Association (T&TCGA) president, Brian Lewis.

He said the objectives for the relay included raising awareness of the CG 2018 Games as well as highlighting the natural and built heritage of the city of Port of Spain and Tobago.

The T&T Olympic Committee, which is also acts as the T&TCGA also sought to highlight the exploits of past and present commonwealth games medallist.

Leading was cycling legend Roger Gibbon whose presence was warmly received by the younger athletes and members of the public along the relay route.

Other well received athletes along the route were Olympic boxer Nigel Paul, Commonwealth Games bronze medallist Michael Alexander, T&T National Cricket Team (Red Force), Former Chairman of the Sports Company of T&T Michael Phillips—former National cyclist.

In Tobago, the steel pan and Tobago dancers were the highlight on arrival at the ANR Robinson Airport. Both Tobago House Assembly Secretary for Sport and Youth Affairs Jomo Pitt and Secretary of Settlements, Urban Renewal and Public Utilities Clarence Jacob carried the Baton along with Rio 2016 Paralympic Gold and Silver Medallist Akeem Stewart.

The baton was popular with the children on the Pigeon Point beach.


Lewis: Queen’s Baton visit a great success
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Paralympic athlete Akeem Stewart sports the Queen's Baton, when it visited the island on Tuesday. Pigeon Point, Tobago during a warm welcoming ceremony from the Tobago House of Assembly at Pigeon Point, Tobago.

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