Visa announces full roster of Team Visa for Beijing 2022
34 athletes across 14 winter sports
With Opening Ceremony for the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games Beijing 2022 just a few weeks away, Visa is sharing its full roster for Team Visa for Beijing 2022, which includes decorated Olympians and Paralympians (Nathan Chen, Figure Skating, USA; Oksana Masters, Para Cross-Country Skiing & Para Biathlon, USA; Mikaela Shiffrin, Alpine Skiing, USA), barrier-breaking athletes (Simidele Adeagbo, Bobsled, Nigeria; Maame Biney, Short Track Speed Skating, USA), and many more incredible athletes from around the world.
Team Visa for Beijing 2022, by the numbers:
- 34 athletes, including Olympians and Paralympians competing for 15 countries or territories around the world
- 17 female, 17 male, reinforcing Visa’s commitment to gender equality in sports, business and beyond
- Team Visa for Beijing 2022 athletes represent a total of 14 sports, ranging from Ice Hockey and Figure Skating to Para alpine skiing and Bobsled
- Since the program’s inception more than 20 years ago, Visa has championed more than 540 athletes, of which 55% have been women, underscoring Visa’s efforts to empower women athletes and shift the paradigm of brands backing women in sport
Supporting and celebrating the Olympic and Paralympic spirit
Since the program began in 2000, Team Visa has aimed to provide athletes with the tools, resources and support they need to reach their highest potential. Athletes are selected based on their personal journeys to the Olympic and Paralympic Games, athletic achievements and community involvement.
Knowing that athletes will once again be participating without friends and family to cheer them on in-person, we look forward to cheering on Team Visa — and all competing athletes — even louder from afar, as they pursue their Olympic and Paralympic dreams over the next two months.
To see the full roster of Team Visa for Beijing 2022 athletes, visit Visa’s Olympic and Paralympic Partnership page.