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The Queen’s Baton Relay for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games made a trip to Game of Thrones locations

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Game of Thrones is a pop culture icon and finds its way to being referenced in the most creative ways in political speeches, other shows and films, and the sports arena. The most recent development unifying the world of sports and Game of Thrones might sound delightful to a lot of fans, as the coveted Queen’s Baton had a chance to visit several Game of Thrones sites during the ceremonial relay.

 
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The Queen’s Baton Relay for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games passed through the Giant’s Causeway during its course to Northern Ireland. Lucy Walton carried the baton across the famous volcanic rock formation on the coast of County Antrim. The baton contains a message from Queen Elizabeth II to athletes of the Commonwealth, which will be read at the Birmingham 2022 Opening Ceremony.

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Another stop for the relay in Northern Ireland was the studios used for the hit television series Game of Thrones, which have been converted into a tourist attraction. The baton was carried there by actress Sharni Tapako-Brown.

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The baton was accompanied during much of its four-day run in Northern Ireland by Lady Mary Peters. Fifty years ago she won an Olympic gold medal in the pentathlon at Munich 1972, and is still revered as one of Northern Ireland’s greatest sporting champions. Lady Mary also competed in the Commonwealth Games on five occasions.

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