By David Gold

Louis_Rosa_with_flameJuly 1 - Glasgow 2014 has announced that Louis Rosa will be their new Queen's Baton Relay manager for the Commonwealth Games.

The Queen's Baton Relay is the curtain raiser to the Games and has been so since Cardiff in 1958, symbolising the gathering of the Commonwealth every four years.

"I am thrilled to join the Glasgow 2014 team and I look forward to the challenge of producing the baton relay," said Rosa, who is an Australian.

"I am sure that it will be an event that Scotland will embrace as its own and be a source of pride for all Scots as the relay travels throughout the Commonwealth and Scotland."

Rosa has been involved in seven major sporting events, including the 2002 and 2010 Commonwealth Games in Manchester and New Delhi, the Beijing 2008 Olympics and the 2006 Turin and 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics, as well as the 2006 Asian Games in Doha. 

Also a qualified accountant, he brings with him a wealth of event and financial experience accumulated over 15 years.

He has also gained experience from the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games and other major sporting occasions such as the 2003 Rugby World Cup where he managed the 100 day promotional build-up billed as the "True Colours Tour".

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