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IOM team starts journey to Gold Coast

Manx head to Commonwealth Games

The bulk of the Isle of Man's Commonwealth Games team set off on the long journey to Australia on Monday

In all 33 athletes - along with coaches, managers, medical staff and officials - are heading to Gold Coast 2018.

They will spend a week acclimatising in Sunshine Coast, before moving to the athletes' village.

The Commonwealth Games take place over 12 days of competition, from 4 to 15 April, with more than 6,600 athletes from 70 nations and territories taking part.

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