Norwegian supermarket chain Coop Norge has broadened its presence in skiing by agreeing a deal to sponsor the next three editions of the International Ski Federation’s (FIS) Nordic World Ski Championships.

Pan-European pay-television broadcast group Sky has agreed a deal to become the title sponsor of the Alps Hockey League, a newly-launched ice hockey competition comprising Austrian, Italian and Slovenian teams.

Korean electronics company Samsung has been added to the roster of sponsors for the EuroBasket 2013 basketball tournament.