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Queen’s Baton Visits Team Fiji

ANASILINI RATUVA SUVA The Queens Baton visited the Team Fiji games village yesterday before the opening ceremony of the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. Fiji Association of Sports and National
24 Jul 2014 08:12

ANASILINI RATUVA
SUVA

The Queens Baton visited the Team Fiji games village yesterday before the opening ceremony of the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.
Fiji Association of Sports and National Olympic Committee (FASANOC) chief executive officer Lorraine Mar said they were overwhelmed when informed about the good news on Tuesday.
“FASANOC’s delegates were overwhelmed when it was announced during the meeting that team Scotland was allocating 30 minutes of its precious time with the Queen’s Baton in the Games Village today (yesterday) to Team Fiji, since the Baton had not made a stop in Fiji on its relay around the Commonwealth Countries,
“The Games Village stop brings the Queen’s Baton Relay to its final leg before being presented to Her Royal Highness (HRH) Queen Elizabeth at the Opening Ceremony,” Mar said.
Team Fiji had the baton from 11.30 am to 12 pm today (yesterday) Glasgow time. The team is very excited at being included in the Queen’s Baton Relay and both the Chef de Mission Lyndall Fisher and secretary-general Lorraine Mar acknowledged Team Scotland for this very kind gesture.
Meanwhile, Fiji flagbearer Litia Tikoisuva started her experience as a flagbearer at the Oceania Flag Bearer Naming Ceremony yesterday (Tuesday) at the Glasgow Caledonian University Forecourt.
The event had been organised by Oceania National Olympic Committees (ONOC) and Sports-world and introduced the flagbearers of the 11 Oceania Island Nations participating in the Commonwealth Games.
Team Fiji also greeted the Fiji Government delegation led by the President, Ratu Epeli Nailatikau, who arrived in Glasgow on Tuesday.
Meanwhile, the Lawn Bowls team will kick off participation for Team Fiji today (Fiji Time) with Abdul Kalim, Ratish Lal and Daniel Lum On competing in the men’s triples followed by the womens fours round one. The women’s team comprises Salanieta Gukivuli, Doreen O’Connor, Radhika Prasad and Litia Tikoisuva.
The Men’s Pairs round one follows with Arun Kumar and Samuela Tuikiligana competing and Elizabeth Moceiwai will take part in the women’s single’s round one.
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