PV Sindhu roped in as athlete member of Team Visa for Olympic Games Tokyo 2020

Team Visa is the company's global athlete support programme for assisting athletes who aspire to reach the Olympic and Paralympic podiums

e4m by exchange4media Staff
Updated: Sep 25, 2019 4:16 PM
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Visa has signed up World Badminton Champion PV Sindhu as an athlete member of Team Visa for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.

Team Visa is the company's global athlete support programme for assisting athletes who aspire to reach the Olympic and Paralympic podiums. Team Visa athletes are selected basis their expected demonstration of strong competitive performance at the Olympic and Paralympic Games, regardless of nationality and background. Visa will provide these athletes with tools and resources including funding support and financial literacy training.

Since the programme began in 2000, Team Visa has supported over 400 Olympic and Paralympic athletes and hopefuls from around the world.

T R Ramachandran, Group Country Manager, Visa India and South Asia said: “Sports is something that unites citizens across the globe just the way we process payments the world over. We strongly believe in being there for athletes who are bringing the world closer and display breakthrough performances irrespective of challenges. Team Visa is our initiative to enable these endeavors to support competitive athletes. While PV Sindhu has already set the gold standard in Indian sports, we are excited to partner with her as she gears up for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.”

On the association, Sindhu said, “Every player expects a strong support system, personally and professionally. Visa comes across at the right time when the world and my country will be closely following the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. It feels great to be a part of Team Visa, and I look forward to making India proud again.”

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