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Spanish telco Telefónica has renewed its title sponsorship of the Team Movistar UCI World Tour outfit from 2019 to 2021. Telefónica will pay between €12m ($13.5m)

The Argentine Football Association added over $1m (€0.9m) in new sponsorship revenue ahead of the 2018 World Cup, striking its first regional partnerships with a quartet of Chinese brands.

For 2017, we have researched over 1,400 deals across 27 countries and covering 92 rights fees to map out the sponsorship landscape of rugby union.

For 2017, we have researched over 800 deals, 41 sports and 11 selected markets to map out the sponsorship landscape of international federations and national governing bodies.

The main shirt sponsorship deal agreed this month between top Brazilian club Flamengo and Thai energy drinks brand Carabao bucks one trend in the country’s football sponsorship market, in being a long-term deal.

Campeonato Brasileiro Série A football club Santos has signed a shirt sponsorship deal with betting company Casa de Apostas.

Atlético Mineiro has extended its kit sponsorship deal with vehicle maintenance company Auto Truck, while fellow Campeonato Brasileiro Série A football team Avaí has signed food products manufacturer Zae…

Brazilian Série A club Botafogo has signed a new partnership with real estate development brand STX.

Brazilian Série A club Internacional has signed a new kit partnership with German sportswear brand adidas.

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The 20 clubs in Brazil's Campeonato Brasileiro Serie A are currently studying their options for the exploitation of their perimeter advertising rights from the 2019 Serie A season, having decided for the first time to retain these rights.

State-controlled Brazilian oil company Petroleo Brasileiro (Petrobras) became an Official Sponsor of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games last month in a deal worth around one per cent of the offer it tabled five years ago to become a tier one domestic sponsor of the 2016 Summer Games.

Insight from John Scurfield, head of MediaCom Sport & Entertainment UK, on the challenges for Olympic sponsors ahead of Tokyo 2020

The domestic sales programme for the Rio 2016 Summer Olympic Games is once again gaining traction after signing four second-tier deals in the past three months.

Brazil-based telecommunications brand Oi has become title sponsor this year’s Rio Open on the World Surf League’s (WSL) Championship Tour.

Spanish Liga club FC Barcelona, this month, sold its first Brazilian market sponsorship to the deodorant brand Tenys Pé Baruel.

Created in 2011 by three Brazilian banks – Banco do Brasil, Bradesco and Caixa – Elo is Brazil’s leading domestic credit card brand and is using football sponsorship to gain market share from global payme…

For this year’s rugby union autumn internationals, Sports Sponsorship Insider surveyed the sponsorship portfolios of the leading nations: Argentina, Australia, England, France, Ireland, Italy, New Zealand, Scotland, South Africa and Wales.

Dow Chemical Company’s sustainability partnership with the Rio 2016 Organising Committee could earn it major financial rewards in the lead up to and after the Olympic Games.

Raising global brand awareness and technology showcasing is key to Swiss luxury watchmaker Hublot’s sponsorship strategy.

The General Motors-owned car brand Chevrolet is growing its presence in Brazilian football in order to connect with customers and increase its share of the Brazilian market, where the brand competes with Fiat and Volkswagen in the top three for sales of small cars.

General Motors-owned car brand Chevrolet will pay around R21m (€6.9m/$9.5m) per year for the title sponsorship rights to Brazilian football’s first and second division leagues, for five years, from 2014 to 2018, in a deal agreed in April.

The Rio 2016 Organising Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Games is struggling to reach its second minimum sponsorship target of $1.3bn (€950m), the amount required to operate the Games without further government subsidy.

Sporting goods brand Puma’s five-year kit sponsorship deal with English Premier League club Arsenal is part of a strategy focused on fewer, but bigger, “killer” deals to make it the number three brand in the football market, Christian Voigt, Puma’s senior head of global sports marketing has told Sports Sponsorship Insider.

The French football federation, the Fédération Française de Football, expects to increase its national team sponsorship revenue by between 10 and 15 per cent in its next cycle, to about €72m ($96.5m) per year, with a host of deals set to be agreed in the coming months.