Norilsk Nickel Mining and Metallurgical Company (MMC Norilsk Nickel) has signed on as a general partner of the 2019 winter Universiade multi-sport event.

The International University Sports Federation (Fisu) has entered into a partnership with Russian transportation firm the United Transport and Forwarding Company (Oteko).

The organising committee behind Paris’s bid to host the 2024 Olympic Games has entered into partnerships with financial services company BNP Paribas and postal service firm La Poste.

Real estate company Barfoot & Thompson has been named an official partner of the New Zealand Olympic Committee.

The organising committee behind Paris’s bid to host the 2024 Olympic Games has agreed sponsorship deals with four major French companies.

Commonwealth Games England is seeking a presenting partner for the first time in its 85-year history, while the body has also teamed up with consultancy firm Female Sports Group to support its commercial operations.

Brazilian company Localiza has been named the official car rental partner of the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

Outdoor media provider APN Outdoor has been named an official team partner of the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC).

Four of Japan’s leading national newspapers have been named official partners of the 2020 summer Olympic and Paralympic Games in the country’s capital of Tokyo.

French gaming operator Francaise des Jeux (FDJ) has signed up as the first official sponsor of Paris’ bid to host the 2024 Olympic Games and extended a partnership with a French WorldTour cycling team.

The athletics department of the University of Illinois and global sportswear giant Nike have agreed to a 10-year extension of their long-running partnership.

National high performance sports agency UK Sport has entered into a multi-year partnership with the InterContinental Hotels Group.

The United States Olympic Committee has entered into a five-year partnership with the country’s Milk Processor Education Program (MilkPEP).

Ohio State University has agreed to a lucrative long-term extension of its partnership with US sportswear giant Nike.

US sportswear manufacturer Under Armour has secured a multi-year partnership with Yale University’s Bulldogs intercollegiate sports teams.

Japanese carmaker Toyota’s $1.63bn (€1.5bn

Telecommunications company T-Mobile has landed the naming rights to a new sports and entertainment arena scheduled to open later this year in the US city of Las Vegas.