Canon has been appointed the official imaging supporter for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.
Through the sponsorship, Canon will demonstrate its breadth of imaging technology by supporting athletes and organisers with on-site medical imaging services as well as Canon Professional Services (CPS) support and printing solutions.
The Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games will see around 6,000 athletes from 72 nations and territories compete in 19 sports and eight para-sports across 14 competition venues from 28 July until 8 August 2022. As the biggest event ever to be held in the West Midlands, it is expected to attract more than one million spectators to the city and have a global TV audience of 1.5 billion.
Yuichi Ishizuka, president and CEO of Canon Europe, Middle East and Africa, said: “At Canon we have a proud heritage of supporting world-class sporting events, so we are incredibly pleased to be the official imaging supporter to the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games. We believe that imaging can transform our world, and we look forward to using our full-range of innovative technologies to support the welfare of athletes, ensure the smooth running of the Games and inspire sports fans across the globe.”
As well as dedicated on-site printing services, CPS will give photographers and broadcasters behind-the-scenes support in capturing the action, and medical imaging services such as MRI, ultrasound and X-ray will be available throughout the athletes’ village and in diagnostic vehicles.