FORMER Trinidad and Tobago cyclist and double Commonwealth Games gold medallist Roger Gibbon, is hoping that the Queen’s Baton Relay will inspire the national athletes ahead of the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia.

Olympic boxer Nigel Paul during the Queen's Baton Relay Tour ahead of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games,

Reema Carmona, wife of President Anthony Carmona, led the Trinidad leg of the Gold Coast 2018 Queen’s Baton Relay.

(Photo: Carlyle G Joseph)

On Monday, May 29, 2017, the Trinidad and Tobago Commonwealth Games Association (TTCGA) will take to the streets of Port of Spain to showcase the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Baton.

Piarco, Trinidad. The Gold Coast 2018 Queen’s Baton landed in Trinidad from Saint Helena, Africa today (28 May) ahead of the Commonwealth Games to be held in Australia in 2018

Olympic gold medal-winning marathon runner Josia Thugwane carried the Queen's Baton on the final leg of the African tour in South Africa ©Gold Coast 2018

The Gold Coast 2018 Queen’s Baton is bound for the Caribbean following the completion of its journey across Africa.

On Monday 29th May 2017, the Trinidad and Tobago Commonwealth Games Association (TTCGA) will take to the streets of Port of Spain to showcase the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth  Games Baton.

THE QUEEN’S Baton Relay will stop off in Trinidad and Tobago on Sunday, as part of the baton’s 388-day trip throughout all the nations and territories of the Commonwealth region.

Australian band Sheppard helped set the tone for Gold Coast 2018's beach celebration ©Gold Coast 2018

Commonwealth Games Associations (CGAs) have officially marked the one-year-to-go milestone to Gold Coast 2018.

The host city led the celebrations, which began with an early risers breakfast event hosted by several well-known athletes at The Star Gold Coast, one of the Games’ sponsors.

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.

David Grevemberg, the Commonwealth Games Federation's chief executive, plays football during the 2015 Commonwealth Youth Games in Samoa. He has more nifty footwork to do as the CGF considers a range of potential replacements for Durban as hosts of the 2022 Games ©Getty Images

There has been no confirmation yet that Nauru is ready to host the 2022 Commonwealth Games - but it can surely only be a matter of time.

Durban has been stripped of the 2022 Commonwealth Games ©Getty Images

Durban has been stripped of the 2022 Commonwealth Games, the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) has exclusively confirmed to insidethegames.

Paralympic champion Kurt Fearnley will deliver the Queen's Baton for Gold Coast 2018 to Buckingham Palace ©Gold Coast 2018

Several members of the Royal Family, led by The Queen, are due to take part in the start of the Queen's Baton Relay for next year's Commonwealth Games in the Gold Coast tomorrow.

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