Canon Medical Systems has today (Friday, 20 June) been unveiled as the latest addition to the Sponsor Family for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.

The company become the Official Provider of Diagnostic Imaging Equipment for use during the Games within the Athletes’ Village Polyclinic. The equipment and services to be supplied include an MRI scanner, a CT scanner, a diagnostic ultrasound scanner, X-ray equipment and three medical image reporting stations .Canon Medical Systems, part of the wider Canon Corporation, is one of the world’s leading suppliers of medical systems and a leading imaging technology provider for the sports medicine industry.

The company’s existing involvement in sport includes partnerships with Manchester United FC, Barnet FC and the Tessa Sanderson Foundation. The Polyclinic will serve the 6,500 athletes and team officials within the Village from the 71 participating nations and territories at Games time.The Polyclinic will operate on a 24-hour basis supporting athletes and team officials with an aim to deliver outstanding medical services to support the Commonwealth athletes performing at their best.

David Grevemberg, Glasgow 2014 Chief Executive, said:

“We are delighted to announce Canon Medical Systems as an Official Provider for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games as the health and well-being of the athletes is a high priority.”The medical facility at the Polyclinic for athletes and team officials at Games Time is a hugely important aspect of Village life.”

Canon Medical Systems UK Managing Director, Mark Hitchman, said:

“Canon Medical Systems is proud to be named Official Medical Systems Provider for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. Canon’s radiology equipment is powering not just some of the leading medical institutions, but also some of the world’s leading sports organisations and community-based sports facilities such as Manchester United Football Club, Barnet Football Club and the Tessa Sanderson Foundation Academy.”We look forward to providing world-class, state-of-the-art equipment and services to the Commonwealth Games, as part of the comprehensive on-site medical facility.”

The Commonwealth Games is an international, multi-sport event involving 71 teams of athletes from the Commonwealth of Nations.

The event was first held in 1930 and takes place every four years. Glasgow 2014 will be the XX Commonwealth Games and will be held from 23 July to 3 August. It will feature 17 sports in 11 days of competition with 261 medal events on show. The Games will play host to 4500 athletes and sell 1,000,000 tickets with the event aided by an army of up to 15,000 volunteers. Glasgow 2014 Ltd is the official name for the Organising Committee tasked with delivering the Games in partnership with the Scottish Government, Glasgow City Council and Commonwealth Games Scotland.

Glasgow 2014’s official partner level sponsors are Longines, SSE, Virgin Media, BP, Emirates and Ford. For more information on Glasgow 2014’s full sponsor family, please visit

Glasgow 2014, the Commonwealth Games Federation and UNICEF are working together in an exciting partnership that will transform the lives of children in Scotland and throughout the Commonwealth. Using the power of sport and culture this unique partnership aims to inspire, enable and empower the children of the Commonwealth to be the best they can be.

The Scottish Commonwealth Games Youth Trust (SCGYT) has been operating since 1989, with the aim of helping young Scottish sportspeople to improve and make use of their abilities as athletes, sports coaches, sports administrators and referees, umpires and judges – by way of grants, bursaries, loans or otherwise.

Canon Medical Systems is a leading worldwide provider of medical diagnostic imaging systems and comprehensive medical solutions, such as CT, X-ray and vascular ultrasound, nuclear medicine and MRI systems, as well as information systems for medical institutions. Canon Medical Systems Limited has been providing medical products for over 80 years. Canon Medical Systems Limited is a wholly owned subsidiary of Canon. For more information please visit

Is a leading imaging technology provider for the sports medicine industry following its recent partnerships with Manchester United FC, through the design and installation of the world’s most advanced onsite football medical imaging facility at its Aon Training Complex at Carrington. Additionally, the development of an advanced medical centre and Medical Imaging Academy at Barnet FC and an innovative youth elite sports science partnership with the Tessa Sanderson Foundation for young gifted athletes has seen an increase in demand for Canon Imaging equipment and applications for high profile elite and developing athlete sport medicine initiatives.

For further information please contact or Blaise Hammond for Canon Medical Systems on 07713 684597 or