Horse racing: The Stronach Group subsidiary Xpressbet has agreed a sponsorship deal with the UK's Ascot Racecourse to become the 'preferred' US betting site of Royal Ascot, one of the world's longest-running and most prestigious horse racing meetings. The bookmaker will create a range of offers around Royal Ascot, which is running from 20th to 24th June and will be broadcast in the US on NBC and the NBC Sports Network, with the daily arrival of HM Queen Elizabeth II televised on the network's flagship The Today Show.
Athletics: UK-based logistics specialist EFM Global has agreed a deal with the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) to become a national supplier of the London 2017 World Para Athletics Championships. The company will provide a range of services to the organisers of the event - which will take place at the London Stadium from 14th to 23rd July - including customs clearance, baggage handling and freight forwarding.
Golf: The Professional Golfers' Association (PGA) of New Zealand has agreed a three-year partnership with Ramada Hotels and Resorts, which will become the organisation's official hotel partner. PGA of New Zealand members will be entitled to book accommodation at Ramada properties at discounted rates, while the company will also pay a bonus to the winner of the Order of Merit, support the 'No Exceptions' programme for coaching golfers with disabilities, and sponsor the South Island Legends Tour.
Sailing: Thailand-based restaurant and takeaway chain The Pizza Company has become a sponsor of junior dinghy sailing's Optimist World Championship 2017. The event will be held at the Royal Varuna Yacht Club in Pattaya, Thailand from 11th to 21st July.
Winter sports: The International Luge Federation (FIL) has awarded its 2021 World Championships to to the Canadian city of Calgary, which saw off competition from German challenger Oberhof in a vote at the FIL Congress in Constanța, Romania.