Hockey India, the body that governs the sport in the country, has named Coal India Limited and its subsidiary company South Eastern Coalfields as official partners of the upcoming men’s Hockey World League Final event, which begins next month.

Mining company BHP Billiton has secured naming rights for the sporting precinct at the new Perth Stadium in Australia.

Swimming Australia has reached an agreement to make mining company Hancock Prospecting its principal partner.

Explosives and mining chemicals company Orica has signed a two-year extension to its title sponsorship of the Australian GreenEdge UCI WorldTour cycling team.


Mining group National Aluminium Company Limited (NALCO) has signed up to become an associate sponsor for the forthcoming 2014 Champions Trophy men's national team hockey tournament in India.

Iron ore producer Fortescue Metals Group has agreed a two-year extension to its sponsorship of Australia’s men’s hockey team through 2016.

Drilling equipment supplier Saltire Energy has agreed a three-year partnership with Aberdeen that makes it the Scottish Premiership football team’s shirt sponsor.

Australian rugby league team Newcastle Knights has entered into a two-year partnership with the New South Wales Minerals Council under which it will launch a special edition jersey for NRL matches against two Sydney teams.

Direct Trade Supply has reached a deal to become the major partner of Perth Scorchers for the forthcoming Big Bash League Twenty20 cricket tournament.

International oil and gas company BP has enhanced its backing of Paralympic sport by agreeing a deal to become an international partner of the International Paralympic Committee until the end of 2016.

Formula One team Williams has confirmed it will end its major sponsorship deal with Venezuelan state oil company PDVSA at the close of the 2013 season following the departure of driver Pastor Maldonado.

Mopani Copper Mines and telecommunications company MTN Zambia have signed up as sponsors of the Council of Southern Africa Football Associations (Cosafa) Cup national team tournament in Zambia.