Port of Spain, Trinidad. The Trinidad and Tobago Commonwealth Games Association (TTCGA) joins the Commonwealth nations in celebrating one year to the XXI Commonwealth Games. From 4th – 15th April 2018, over 6,600 athletes and team officials from 70 nations and territories will converge on the Gold Coast for an 11-day sporting and cultural event.
TTCGA President, Brian Lewis, shared along in the celebration via twitter to send well wishes to The Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation (GOLDOC). “Gold Coast 2018, one year to go! On behalf of Team TTO and all of us here in Trinidad and Tobago wishes you (GOLDOC) best wishes, enjoy your celebrations and we are looking to representing the red, white and black in Gold Coast in one year’s time and doing our part to contribute to a great Games.”
The Commonwealth Games (CG) is a unique, world class, multi-sport event that is held once every four years and is often referred to as the ‘Friendly Games’. The CG brings together the members of the Commonwealth of Nations in an effort to raise the bar of sport for all humanity and provide a level playing field where athletes compete in a spirit of friendship and fair play.
On March 13th, Her Majesty The Queen Elizabeth II placed Her message into the Baton and entrusted its journey with the many baton bearers who will carry it around the Commonwealth. Travelling for 388-days throughout all nations and territories, the Relay will be the longest in Commonwealth Games history giving more than one-third of the world’s population, the opportunity to have a memorable experience with the Baton and Share the Dream of the QBR and GC2018.
From 28th – 31st May 2017, the Baton will spend four days in Trinidad and Tobago embracing the local culture and traditions. The final Batonbearer will return the Baton to Her Majesty The Queen (or Her Representative), where the message will be removed from the Baton and read aloud to officially open GC2018.
Team TTO celebrates one year to GC2018 and welcomes the Queen’s Baton in Trinidad and Tobago at the of May 2017.
About the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games
The Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018) will be the largest sporting event Australia will see this decade and the biggest sporting spectacular the Gold Coast has ever seen. As the first regional Australian city to ever host a Commonwealth Games, the Gold Coast will celebrate a great Games in a great city leaving great memories and great benefits for all. The city will shine on the world sporting stage and the promotional exposure for business, trade, investment, tourism and events will herald a new era in the region’s growth and maturity. The GC2018 brand embraces the three pillars of - The Place, The Event and The Sport.