Riedel supports Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games as sponsor and provider of radio communications


WUPPERTAL, Germany – October 28, 2021 – Riedel Communications announced today that the company is an official sponsor of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games. In addition to serving as the 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 for the Games themselves, which will take place from July 28 to August 8, 2022.

“I had the immense honor of being the flag bearer of Glasgow 2014, and I am proud to work closely with the organizers of Birmingham 2022 to realize their vision for this fantastic event,” said Paul Rivens, Managing Director of Riedel Communications, UK. “Riedel and the Commonwealth Games have a strong relationship built on a long history. It’s exciting to see how, through the sponsorship and direct involvement of our UK teams, Riedel is helping to make this upcoming event a huge success.

The Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games will see approximately 4,500 athletes from 72 nations and territories compete in 19 sports at 14 competition venues. As the largest event ever to be held in the West Midlands, it is expected to draw over a million spectators to the city and have a global TV audience of 1.5 billion.

By providing technical advice and support, as well as 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 began earlier this month, as well as critical radio communications to more than 40 venues covering competitions, training venues and villages during the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.

The 16th official relay of the Queen’s baton passes through 72 countries and territories in Europe, Africa, Asia, Oceania, the Caribbean and the Americas before the opening ceremony on July 28, 2022.

Riedel will build on the relevant experience gained from previous international sporting events, including the provision of a network and radio communication equipment for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games and the management of the venue intercom project for the Gold Coast Games 2018.

“It’s great to have Riedel on board as the Official Radio Communications Provider for Birmingham 2022. They are well known for their sporting and entertainment experience, especially for the previous Commonwealth Games. They bring with them a wealth of expertise in radio communications, and I have no doubts that they will help us organize a successful Games, ”said John Dundas, Head of Radio Communications and Spectrum Planning at Birmingham 2022.

CGF Executive Director Martin Reynolds added: “Following Riedel’s work on Glasgow 2014 and Gold Coast 2018, we are proud to partner again with Riedel as they become the official radio communications provider for Birmingham 2022 In addition to helping us organize the Games, we are delighted that Riedel is also supporting the Queen’s Baton Relay and showcasing the inspiring stories of Commonwealth Sport from our 72 nations and territories.

More information on Birmingham 2022 is available at www.birmingham2022.com. Further information on Riedel and the company’s products can be found at www.riedel.net.

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About the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games
The Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, which will be held from July 28 to August 8, 2022, will be a unique opportunity to put the city, region and its people on the world stage. The Games are already proving to be a catalyst for transformation in 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 that the region is ready to host a fantastic sporting and cultural celebration.

Birmingham 2022 will be the Games for All, bringing together people from Birmingham and the region, to provide a warm welcome to millions of visitors in the summer of 2022.

About Riedel Communications
Riedel Communications designs, manufactures and distributes real-time video, audio, data and communications networks for broadcast, professional audio, events, sports, theatrical and security applications. The company also provides rental services for radio and intercom systems, event computing solutions, fiber optic backbones and wireless signal transmission systems that easily scale to events of any size, anywhere in the world. world. Riedel is headquartered in Wuppertal, Germany, and employs nearly 700 people at 25 locations in Europe, Australia, Asia and the Americas.

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