Visa Olympic Games Sponsorship
For U.S. Olympic team hopefuls, success takes Visa
Visa has supported athletes and the Olympic Games for 25 years and has been proud to help the United States field the very best Olympic Teams possible. As America’s Olympic Team Partner, Visa has been instrumental in helping U.S. Olympic and Paralympic hopefuls in their lifelong quest to reach the Olympic Games.
Join our Global Cheer
This year, Visa is putting fans at the center of the experience and aims to unite the world in a global cheer movement to inspire athlete performances and spread the Olympic spirit. Fans around the world will be invited to “cheer” for their favorite Team Visa Olympic and Paralympic athletes to victory at the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Cheer now on Facebook.
Realizing that the athlete is at the center of the Olympic Dream, Visa has contributed to the development of dozens of U.S. Olympic Team Hopefuls through its Team Visa Athlete program. This initiative provides U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Team Hopefuls with direct funding, promotional support and life skills training in their quest for Olympic Glory. Michael Phelps, Kerri Walsh, Lindsey Jacobellis, Julia Mancuso, Ryan St. Onge, Alexi Salamone and Angela Ruggiero are just a few of the Olympic and Paralympic athletes who have been a part of the Visa family.
Empowering tomorrow’s champions today
Celebrating today’s U.S. Olympic athletes is a priority for Visa, as is empowering tomorrow’s hopefuls to dream and to achieve. Our financial support and marketing programs help new and emerging sports gain national popularity, but they also help sustain the U.S. talent development pipeline.
Through support of grassroots, developmental programs and professional events with USA Track and Field, USA Gymnastics, USA Swimming, and the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association, Visa provides opportunities for American hopefuls to train, compete, and earn prize money at home on U.S. soil.
Show your pride—and your support
The U.S. Olympic Team is one of the few Olympic Teams in the world that does not receive government funding. America can support U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Athletes in two ways—by showing support by using their Visa card to purchase U.S. Olympic Team apparel and through private donations. Your purchase of U.S. Olympic Team apparel doesn’t just show your enthusiasm; profits from sales actually benefit USOC programs, including the training of U.S. Olympic Team hopefuls. Find out more and use Visa to purchase official U.S. Olympic Team merchandise.