Ahead of the Olympic Games Paris 2024, Visa Inc. has enlisted Neeraj Chopra, the Olympic gold medalist and world number one in men’s javelin throw, as a Team Visa athlete. This collaboration marks Chopra as the second athlete from India to join Team Visa, alongside other global athletes, highlighting Visa’s commitment to sports.

Visa’s Statement

Sandeep Ghosh, Group Country Manager for India and South Asia at Visa, expressed Visa’s delight in having Neeraj Chopra join Team Visa as their brand ambassador. Ghosh emphasized Visa’s dedication to supporting inspirational athletes across various sporting disciplines, underscoring Visa’s role as a trusted brand in digital payments.

Neeraj Chopra’s Response

Neeraj Chopra, the history-making Olympic gold medalist, expressed his excitement about partnering with Visa, a brand known for its trust and consistency. Chopra highlighted the values of hard work and consistent commitment, expressing hope that the association with Visa would inspire others to strive for excellence.

Visa’s History of Sporting Collaborations

Visa has a track record of collaborating with renowned sports personalities. In 2019, they 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 through its sponsorship of the Olympic and Paralympic Games, ensuring safe and secure digital payments at major sporting events worldwide.


The partnership between Neeraj Chopra and Visa underscores Visa’s dedication to sports and its support for athletes on their journey to success. With Visa’s global reach and commitment to safe and secure digital payments, this collaboration aims to inspire individuals to excel in their endeavors, fueled by the values of hard work and consistency.

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