WUPPERTAL, Germany — Oct. 28, 2021 — Riedel Communications today announced that the company is an official sponsor of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games. In addition to serving as Official Radio Communications Provider, Riedel will use its resources and expertise in global events to provide radio communications for the Queen’s Baton Relay as well as the Games themselves, which take place from July 28 to August 8, 2022.
“I enjoyed the immense honor of being a Batonbearer for Glasgow 2014, and I’m proud to be working closely with organizers of Birmingham 2022 to bring their vision for this fantastic event to fruition,” said Paul Rivens, Riedel Communications General Manager, U.K. “Riedel and the Commonwealth Games have a strong relationship built on a long history. It’s exciting to see how, through sponsorship and direct involvement of our U.K. teams, Riedel is helping to make this next event a huge success.”
The Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games will see around 4,500 athletes from 72 nations and territories compete in 19 sports across 14 competition venues. As the biggest event ever to be held in the West Midlands, it is expected to attract more than 1 million spectators to the city and have a global TV audience of 1.5 billion.
Providing technical guidance and support, along with more than 6,000 radio handsets, communication accessories, satellite phones, PoC devices, repeater solutions, and a supporting radio network, Riedel’s Managed Technology division will support both the Queen’s Baton Relay, which commenced earlier this month, as well as critical radio communications across over 40 sites covering competition, training venues, and villages during the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.
The 16th official Queen’s Baton Relay passes through 72 nations and territories across Europe, Africa, Asia, Oceania, the Caribbean, and the Americas leading up to the Opening Ceremony on July 28, 2022.
Riedel will apply relevant experience from previous international sporting events, including provisioning a radio communications network and equipment for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games and managing the venue intercom project for the Gold Coast 2018 Games.
“It’s great to have Riedel on board as our Official Radio Communications Provider for Birmingham 2022. They are well known for their sports and entertainment experience, in particular for previous Commonwealth Games. They bring with them a wealth of expertise in radio communications, and I’m confident they will help us deliver a successful Games,” said John Dundas, Radio Communications and Spectrum Planning Manager at Birmingham 2022.
CGF Executive Director Martin Reynolds added: “Following Riedel’s work on Glasgow 2014 and Gold Coast 2018, we are proud to be partnering with Riedel once again as they become the Official Radio Communications Provider of Birmingham 2022. In addition to helping us deliver the Games, we are delighted Riedel are also supporting the Queen’s Baton Relay and showcasing the inspirational Commonwealth Sport stories of our 72 nations and territories.”
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About the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games
The Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, which will be held from 28 July until 8 August 2022, will be a once in a lifetime opportunity to put the city, the region and its people on the global stage. The Games is already proving to be a catalyst for transformation across the West Midlands, attracting new investment and funding, creating jobs and apprenticeships for local people and new opportunities for local businesses, as well as accelerating projects that will ensure the region is ready to host a fantastic sports and cultural celebration.
Birmingham 2022 will be the Games for everyone, bringing people together from across Birmingham and the region, to provide a warm welcome to millions of visitors during the summer of 2022.
About Riedel Communications
Riedel Communications designs, manufactures, and distributes pioneering real-time video, audio, data, and communications networks for broadcast, pro audio, event, sports, theater, and security applications. The company also provides rental services for radio and intercom systems, event IT solutions, fiber backbones, and wireless signal transmission systems that scale easily for events of any size, anywhere in the world. Riedel is headquartered in Wuppertal, Germany, and employs nearly 700 people in 25 locations throughout Europe, Australia, Asia, and the Americas.
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