By Liam Morgan

FINA have announced another sponsorship deal with Chinese sportswear company HosaThe International Swimming Federation (FINA) have announced Chinese sportswear company Hosa as the sponsor of the FINA/NVC Diving World Series.

The deal will run from 2015 to 2017 inclusive and it will cover the provision of swimwear and sportswear for this prestigious annual series.

The agreement was signed by FINA President Julio Maglione in Lausanne, Switzerland last week.

"China has a great tradition in this spectacular discipline and this association with Hosa will certainly create an added-value for the exposure of this competition in your beautiful country," Maglione said.

"Your well-known reputation and your solid status of success in China are the best guarantee for a strong and durable partnership.

"I am also sure that your association with diving and its great Stars will bring an essential enhancement for your activities."

FINA and Hosa also signed a sponsorship deal in December in Beijing, China, where Hosa became title sponsor of the FINA/HOSA 10km Marathon Swimming World Cup for the same two-year period.

Hosa chairman Hongliu Shi and FINA President Julio Maglione signing the agreement ©Giorgio Scala/DeepBlueMedia via FINAHosa chairman Hongliu Shi and FINA President Julio Maglione signing the agreement ©Giorgio Scala/DeepBlueMedia via FINA

"We are strongly committed to be associated with the successful aquatics sports," Hosa chairman Hongliu Shi said.

"This is part of our effort of globalisation, and we are proud to reach some of the best competitors in the world.

"In China, we constantly aim at promoting a better and healthier lifestyle for our youth: we now hope this effort to get wider."

The 2015 edition of the FINA/NVC Diving World Series will visit Beijing and Dubai in March before it stops in Kazan, Russia, in April.

In May, the event comes to London and Windsor, Canada, before the six-stop event comes to a close in Mexico City from May 29 to 31.

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