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Updated: November 7, 2009 20:52 IST

Queen’s Baton travels to 2012 London Olympic sites

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Stephen Rees-Thompson, a police officer, holds the Queen's Baton 2010 outside 10, Downing Street in London on Friday.
PTI Stephen Rees-Thompson, a police officer, holds the Queen's Baton 2010 outside 10, Downing Street in London on Friday.

The Queen’s Baton today passed through different venues of 2012 London Olympics Games in Newham where it was given a rousing welcome by a host of former and present athletes.

Among those present were Olympic and Commonwealth Games gold medallist Tessa Sanderson, the 98-year-old Faujah Singh, who is record-holder in world over-90 marathon, Newham Mayor Sir Robin Wales and CWG England President Kelly Holmes.

The baton first reached the Opening Ceremony site at the Olympic Stadium, Greenway, where Sanderson received it.

The baton then travelled to Newham Leisure Centre where it was passed through the hands of Newham and Essex Beagles athletes.

Tomorrow the baton will leave the shores England after passing through Twickenham, a town and suburb in the south west of London.

The Queen Baton’s relay for 2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games was launched on October 29 from Buckingham Palace.

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