The Coca-Cola Co is to be the official beverage sponsor of the Commonwealth Games to be held in New Delhi in October.

The company has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Organising Committee of Commonwealth Games 2010.

The MOU will allow Coca-Cola India to offer all its products to the athletes, visitors and volunteers during the Commonwealth Games 2010.

“We want to spread the awareness of sports and healthy lifestyle among the Indian citizens as well as want to uphold the spirit of the Commonwealth Games in India,” an official spokesperson of Coca-Cola India told just-drinks today (24 June).

“Coca-Cola has been associated with Olympic Games since 1928,” he added.