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Queen's Baton Relay: Australia prepares for 2018 Commonwealth Games

3 August 2014 Last updated at 23:59 BST

As Glasgow looks towards hosting a sell out sporting event next year, plans are already underway in Australia to host the next Commonwealth Games.

Queen's Baton Relay presenter Mark Beaumont visits the Queensland city of Gold Coast to discover the early preparations to stage the event in 2018.

Read Mark's blog as the baton receives a warm welcome in Australia.

Former Commonwealth swimmer Andrew Baildon, who won three gold medals in the 1990 Games, explained the city's Aquatic Centre will be redeveloped for ahead on the event.

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