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The Queen's Baton was taken to new heights today when rowing champion Sir Matthew Pinsent carried it down the ArcelorMittal Orbit at Olympic Park. It was part of a day of festivities to mark the Baton passing through London, ahead of the Glasgow Commonwealth Games in July.
Thousands of people have gathered at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park to take part in a festival for the Queen's Baton Relay. Londoners have been able to watch and try a range of sports including, athletics, dancing, boxing and netball.
Ahletes and baton bearers will take over the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park to celebrate the upcoming Commonwealth Games today. Around 20,000 people will be able to see the Queen's Baton Relay pass through the park and try a range of sports including, athletics, dancing, boxing and netball.
Olympic Gold Medal-winning swimmer Rebecca Adlington has said she hopes some of London 2012's spirit will go up to Glasgow for the Commonwealth Games next month. She was at Millennium Bridge this morning as the baton arrived in the capital.
Olympic athletes and 2014 Commonwealth Games ambassadors Rebecca Adlington, Louis Smith and Sir Chris Hoy braved the wet weather this morning to welcome the Queen's baton to the capital.
The baton will next head north towards Glasgow ahead of the Commonwealth Games next month.