Visa Extends Athlete Sponsorship to 2021 After Olympic Delay
Visa has told its global roster of Olympic and Paralympic hopefuls their sponsorships will be extended into 2021 after the Tokyo Games were postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. The credit card giant's Team Visa scheme features 96 athletes across 27 sports. They include soccer star Megan Rapinoe, Olympic champion gymnast Simone Biles and 800-meter Olympic champion David Rudisha. Visa had already filmed some promotional campaigns with athletes for the Tokyo Games that will require some reworking. For most people, the new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough that clear up in two to three weeks.