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Worldwide Olympic Partner Visa set to support over 100 athletes on the Road to Paris 2024

November 09 2023

Worldwide Olympic Partner Visa has announced that it will be supporting 117 athletes on their journey to the Olympic and Paralympic Games Paris 2024, as part of its longstanding Team Visa initiative.

Worldwide Olympic Partner Visa set to support over 100 athletes on the Road to Paris 2024

The Team Visa roster for Paris 2024 marks the largest and most diverse group of Olympic and Paralympic athletes and hopefuls in the programme’s history, representing more than 60 countries/territories and 40 sports, including new addition breaking.

The 117 athletes selected have already won 175 Olympic and Paralympic medals collectively, with 15 members of Team Visa vying to compete in their first Olympic or Paralympic Games.

Members include Iga Swiatek (tennis, Poland), Sky Brown (skateboarding, Great Britain), Teresa Perales (Para swimming, Spain), Kanoa Igarashi (surfing, Japan), and first-time Olympic and Paralympic hopefuls Qingyi Liu (breaking, China), Rasheed Broadbell (athletics, Jamaica), Ardan Galymuly (goalball, Kazakhstan) and Jonathan White (Para canoe, Great Britain).

The roster also includes USA sprinter Noah Lyles – the reigning 100m and 200m world champion who won bronze in the 200m at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.

“Being on Team Visa is an honour,” said the 26-year-old, who also won gold in the 200m at the Youth Olympic Games Nanjing 2024. “Visa was instrumental in helping me navigate the obstacles of Tokyo 2020, and I am happy I have their support on the road to Paris 2024.”

Lyles joined fellow Team Visa athletes from around the world at the recent Team Visa Summit in Paris for a two-day, creator-led content masterclass focused on brand immersion and best practices for how to tell their own stories within the broader creator economy.

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