Today marks 500 days to go until the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games and that means the countdown is on for our athletes to get ready. We've put some of them to the test to see how well they know each other, and how much they know about the Gold Coast itself.

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The countdown is on


It's been an exciting few weeks at Team England HQ as we've been preparing for this milestone. 

We've recently announced detailed plans on how we're creating the best performance environment for our athletes to deliver success. This will include a Team England preparation camp in Australia, a high performance centre inside the Commonwealth Games village, and a full programme of support services to send England's largest ever team to an overseas sporting event. 

We also launched Athlete Ambassador programme which will see us working closely with 30 of our leading athletes and rising stars in the build up to the Gold Coast (some of whom star in the videos below!)

To read more about our Gold Coast plans and Ambassador programme, and see a video interview from Team England President Denise Lewis and CEO Paul Blanchard, Chairman Ian Metcalfe, click here.

Join in the conversation with us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram today and throughout the next 500 as we head towards the 21st Commonwealth Games with our best prepared Team England!