Adidas Renews UEFA Deal Ahead Of Champions League Final
Adidas today announced a renewal of its UEFA Champions League deal through '21, retaining its status as official match ball supplier, in place since '01. The deal also covers UEFA's Super Cup, Youth League and Futsal Champions League competitions (Adidas).
Meanwhile, ahead of Saturday's Liverpool-Real Madrid Champions League Final in Ukraine, the logos of Gazprom were "hurriedly removed from a UEFA-branded 'Champions Festival' on Kiev's main street." Russia's state-owned gas company is a "major Champions League sponsor," but its presence "angered some Ukranians" (AP, 5/22).