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Queen's Baton Relay comes to Birmingham

The Queen's Baton Relay has arrived in Birmingham. Photo: ITV News Central

The Queen's Baton Relay has arrived in Birmingham earlier today ahead of the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.

Birmingham is bidding to host the Commonwealth Games in 2022 and the federation is expected to choose a host city in the Autumn.

Those wanting to bring the games to Birmingham say it would be a "low-cost, low-risk, high-quality option".

Crowds arriving at the Alexander Stadium. Credit: ITV News Central
The baton has been on display at Birmingham's Alexander Stadium. Credit: ITV News Central

The baton was on show earlier at the Alexander Stadium, where athletics fans gathered to watch the Grand Prix in which Sir Mo Farah won gold in his last ever track race in Great Britain.

ITV News Central has been speaking to Louise Martin, President of the Commonwealth Games Association, about the baton's journey.