Neeraj Chopra Joins Team Visa: Championing Excellence in Sports and Beyond
In a significant move highlighting its dedication to sports and excellence, Visa Inc. has welcomed Neeraj Chopra, India’s Olympic gold medalist and world no. 1 in men’s javelin throw, to its prestigious roster of athletes as a Team Visa member. This collaboration, ahead of the Olympic Games Paris 2024, not only solidifies Visa’s commitment to sports but also underscores its global presence and support for inspirational athletes worldwide.
Neeraj Chopra’s addition to Team Visa marks a momentous occasion for Indian sports enthusiasts, as he joins the ranks of elite athletes representing the brand on the global stage. His remarkable achievements, including his historic gold medal win at the Tokyo Olympics, have captured the nation’s imagination and admiration, making him a true icon of sporting excellence and determination.
Expressing his enthusiasm for the partnership, Sandeep Ghosh, Group Country Manager, India and South Asia, Visa, emphasized the brand’s commitment to uplifting athletes and promoting the unifying power of sports. He stated, “Sports is one of the strongest unifying factors worldwide, and Visa is delighted to have the nation’s pride, Neeraj Chopra, join Team Visa and be our brand ambassador. By championing sports and sportspersons and our association with India’s Olympics icon Neeraj Chopra, we underscore our dedication to support inspirational athletes across sporting disciplines.”
In response to his association with Visa, Neeraj Chopra expressed his excitement and appreciation for partnering with a trusted brand known for its values of trust and consistency. He stated, “I am excited to be associated with Visa, a brand that all of us have been so familiar with. Trust and consistency are essentials of every partnership, and Visa has stood for these principles for several years now.”
Visa’s collaboration with Neeraj Chopra builds upon its rich history of supporting renowned sports personalities. In 2019, Visa signed badminton ace PV Sindhu as the first Team Visa athlete from India for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. Visa’s commitment to sports extends beyond individual athletes, as the brand has been a worldwide sponsor of the Olympic and Paralympic Games since 1986, a partnership that will continue through 2032. As the Exclusive Payment Technology partner, Visa ensures safe and secure digital payments at major sports events like the Olympics, FIFA World Cup, and Super Bowl, facilitating transactions for tickets, merchandise, and concessions regardless of location or currency.
As Neeraj Chopra embarks on this new journey as a Team Visa athlete and brand ambassador, his partnership with Visa symbolizes the convergence of excellence, trust, and commitment to sports. Together, they aim to inspire individuals worldwide to pursue their dreams with determination and perseverance, embodying the spirit of sportsmanship and achievement on and off the field. With Visa’s unwavering support, Neeraj Chopra’s legacy as a sporting icon is set to reach new heights, inspiring generations to come to believe in the power of their dreams.