Herbalife Ltd. is one of the new partners of the Italian Beach Volleyball Championship. In a separate agreement, Herbalife extended its sponsorship as the official nutrition sponsor of two of Italy's top female beach volleyball players, Lucilla Perrotta and Daniela Gattelli, for three years. The company also announced the signing of a three-year sponsorship with Japanese volleyball pro Miwa Asao.
The athletes' sponsorships make Herbalife their official nutrition sponsor and they will represent the company when competing. Perrotta and Gattelli will take part in the 2006 Italian series as well as the World Tour and the European Championships. The pair took 5th place in the 2004 Athens Olympic Games and intend to represent their country in the 2008 Beijing Olympics.