Swimming: Australian swimmer Kyle Chalmers has signed to agency Sports & Entertainment Limited (SEL). The 18-year-old rose to prominence after winning 100m freestyle gold at the Rio Olympics, becoming the first Australian to do so since Michael Wenden in 1968.
More swimming: British Swimming has announced a new agreement with TYR. The US-based swimwear manufacturer will become the sole kit supplier for all British athletes competing in aquatic disciplines from 1st January 2017.
Handball: MTG has secured the exclusive Nordic media rights for the 2020 EHF European Handball Championship. Fans can watch both the men’s and women’s tournaments on TV channel Via-Sat or streaming service Viaplay. The semi-finals, final and all matches involving Nordic teams will be available on MTG’s free-to-air channels.
Table tennis: The International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) agreed a partnership with Chinese media firm Seca to deliver a virtual reality (VR) broadcast of the ITTF World Tour Grand Finals, which took place in Doha from 8th to 11th December 2016. The partnership marks table tennis’ first move into VR.
Rugby: French rugby union team Biarritz Olympique (BO) have agreed a two-year partnership with Heartprotekt, making the technology and safety firm their sleeve sponsor for the next two years. Heartprotekt’s branding first appeared on the second-tier Pro D2 side’s jerseys during their recent 22-19 win over USA Perpignan.
Basketball: Euroleague Basketball has entered into a deal with Solive. The social media firm will provide the continental club competition with real-time branded visual content in a move designed to increase fan engagement, boost social audiences and promote digital brand awareness.