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In 44 days time the country will host its first international games since the London Olympics, when the Commonwealth Games begin in Glasgow.
And just as the Olympics had its torch, the Commonwealth Games has the Queen's Baton, which has so far toured 70 countries and clocked up more than 100,000 miles on its journey round the world.
And today it's our region's turn, with events at four locations in Suffolk.
The Baton has arrived in Bury St Edmunds it will be carried by England U19 cricketer Elizabeth Reynolds and gymnast Beth Tweddle.
Anthony Ogogo told ITV News Anglia that he was honoured to be able to take part in the Queen's Baton relay for the Commonwealth Games.
The boxer was carrying the baton in his home town of Lowestoft.
"Things like this don't happen vey often around here, so when something like this comes to the town, comes to the region, it really should be embraced and that's exactly what has happened today."
Jockey Ryan Moore, who rode the Queen's winning 2013 Royal Ascot horse 'Estimate', takes to Newmarket's Rowley mile course with the Queen's Baton Relay.
The Queen's Baton Relay has arrived in Newmarket.
Former Commonwealth Gold medal winning Ronald Wallwork held the baton at the Rowley Mile racecourse.
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The Queen's Baton Relay for the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow this summer has arrived in Suffolk.
The Queen's baton relay will arrive for it's one and only day in the East of England tomorrow as it heads for Commonwealth Games in Glasgow