Cycling: Ford UK has been confirmed as the official car partner for the Rapha Nocturne London, an evening cycling race that takes place on the streets of the City of London on 10th of June.
Supercars: Australian construction and mining company Watpac has acquired the naming rights for the Townsville 400. The Queensland-based company, which has an office in Townsville, replaces Castrol as the major backer of the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship race.
Table tennis: China Unicom has renewed its partnership with the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) for a further four years. The Chinese telecommunications company first began sponsoring ITTF events in 2006 and has sponsored several World Championships and World Tour Finals since.
More table tennis: Retired Indian table tennis star Niraj Bajaj has, in partnership with promoters 11even Sports Private Limited (ESPL), launched Ultimate Ping Pong (UPP), an Indian franchise-based table tennis round-robin championship. The six team series will be played between 13th and 30th July across three cities. Delhi and Mumbai have confirmed with a third yet be revealed.
Volleyball: Brazilian commercial broadcaster RedeTV has obtained the rights to show the Brazilian Volleyball Confederation (CBV) men’s and women’s national teams friendly games.
Skier: Italian World Cup alpine skier Sofia Goggia has extended her personal endorsement deal with Atomic Skis for a further two years. The renewal will see the 24-year-old use the Austrian company’s equipment at the 2017 World Cup and the 2018/19 World Cup season.