Official Imaging Supporter for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games

The countdown has begun to the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games…

From 28th July, 6,500 athletes and officials from 72 nations and territories will compete in 19 sports and eight para-sports across 15 competition venues in the UK.

As part of the Canon Group, Canon Medical Systems will provide exceptional image-quality technologies to support the Games as ‘Official Imaging Supporter’. From cameras to print hardware and diagnostic imaging, every system provided will enhance the clarity of imaging at the multi-sport event.

Canon at the Games


Canon Professional Services will give photographers and broadcasters behind-the-scenes support in capturing every moment of the action.


Dedicated on-site printing services will help the event organisers and venues to deliver an exciting fan and spectator experience.


Onsite cutting-edge medical imaging services will also support athletes’ performance during the Games. MRI, ultrasound, and X-ray imaging services will be available throughout the Athletes Villages and in diagnostic vehicles, to provide unparalleled support for some of the biggest sports stars.

From left to right: Adrian Corcoran, Chief Information Officer, Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, Peter Raper, Commercial Partnerships Project Director, Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, Yuichi Ishizuka, President & CEO, Canon EMEA, Ian Reid, Chief Executive Officer, Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, Ian Watson, UK Director of Commercial Solutions, Canon Medical Systems Ltd, Mark Hitchman, UK Managing Director, Canon Medical Systems Ltd.

Diagnostic imaging to support sports medicine and population health

Canon Medical UK provide the very latest medical imaging modalities to support sports and exercise needs, including AI-assisted MRI, diagnostic ultrasound and digital radiography X-ray with full health IT connectivity. Leading up to and beyond the Games, Canon Medical are the presenting sponsor of the Birmingham 2022 Polyclinics. These are equipped to offer athletes cutting-edge sports health surveillance, enabling early detection, prevention and faster rehabilitation of sports injury.

This specialist knowledge can then be applied to wider population health projects, helping to refine the development of medical imaging applications that have the potential to be made available to the NHS and other global healthcare organisations.

The Games Will…

Bring people together
Improve health and well-being
Help the region grow and succeed
Be a catalyst
for change
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Canon working in partnership to inspire & nurture a new generation of sports fans

With more than one million tickets made available for the Games and an expected global TV audience of up to 1.5 billion, Birmingham 2022 is set to inspire people across the world.

“As well as inspiring fans and athletes across the world, Canon is using its expertise to work with us on our engagement programme across schools and communities. We are looking forward to working together to embrace and champion the youth, diversity, humanity and pride of the region and the Commonwealth.”

Ian Reid, CEO of Birmingham 2022