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The CEO of the Commonwealth Games Council for Wales says by bringing athletes and coaches from past and present back to the communities they came from for the Queen's Baton Relay, it will 'inspire the next generation' of athletes in the country.
The Queen's Baton Relay begins in Wales on Saturday 24th May 2014 and will spend seven days visiting a mixture of close knit community events, large multi-sport bonanzas and iconic landmarks before it heads across the border to England on Friday 30th May.
The names of over 130 people who will carry the baton in May when the Glasgow 2014 Queen's Baton Relay touches down in Wales have been announced today.
Double Commonwealth gold medallist, Kirsty Wade, Olympic and Commonwealth weightlifter, Michaela Breeze, London 2012 Paralympic gold medallist Aled Davies and Wales Rugby Sevens and Scarlets star, Lee Williams are just a few of the athletes from Wales' sporting hall of fame that have been confirmed.
Each baton bearer will carry the baton as it takes its seven-day journey across Wales' towns, villages and communities.