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Commonwealth Games baton bearers named

Sports stars including Paralympian Aled Davies have been named among 130 people who will carry the baton on the Queen's Baton Relay in Wales in May, ahead of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

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Queen's Baton Relay will 'inspire the next generation'

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 is a chance for the whole nation to get behind the team of athletes set to compete for Wales at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games just two months later, and it really is an invitation to join us on our journey.

By linking athletes and coaches from past and present back to the communities they came from through the Queen's Baton Relay, we hope that it will inspire the next generation to believe that anything is possible, and that one day they could be a Commonwealth champion bringing their medals home.

– Chris Jenkins, CEO of the Commonwealth Games Council for Wales

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.

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