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.