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  • Tokyo 2020 Welcomes Visa as Paralympic Gold Partner


    Tokyo, 15 April 2019 – The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (Tokyo
    2020) today welcomed Visa as a Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Gold Partner in the category “Payment
    Systems”. Its addition brings the total number of Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Partners to 71.
    By becoming a Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Gold Partner, the highest tier of the domestic sponsorship
    programme, Visa will provide valuable support to the successful delivery of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic

    Tokyo 2020 President Yoshiro Mori welcomed the announcement, commenting, “We are delighted to
    welcome Visa, a Worldwide Paralympic Partner, as a Gold Partner of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.
    Visa is the International Paralympic Committee’s longest serving partner having first come on board in
    2003. The company has also supported athletes aiming to excel at the Paralympic Games via its Team
    Visa programme. I am confident they will provide huge support for the Tokyo 2020 Games and generate
    further enthusiasm for the Paralympic Movement.”

    Stephen Karpin, Representative Director and Country Manager of Visa World Wide Japan Co., Ltd.,
    commented, “It is a great honour to be a part of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games as a Gold Partner.
    Visa embraces a vision of “a place where everyone is accepted everywhere, that's where we want to
    be“, and the importance of promoting of inclusion and diversity guides our business. As a Gold Partner,
    we are proud to provide our full support to the athletes and the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, help
    create a welcoming environment and raise awareness of unity in diversity among the citizens of the

    Note to Editors:
    About the IPC Sponsorship Programme and the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Sponsorship Programme:
    Sponsorship of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games is divided into two categories: the IPC’s Sponsorship
    Programme and Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Sponsorship Programme. Worldwide Paralympic Partners are
    granted the right to use the designation of the Paralympic Games and their emblem (but not including
    those of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games). The three remaining categories are designated for domestic
    sponsors. The highest domestic tier comprises Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Gold Partners, the second tier
    consists of Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Official Partners and the third tier is made up of Tokyo 2020
    Paralympic Official Supporters.

    Domestic sponsors will also be core components of Tokyo 2020’s Marketing Programme, and until 2020
    they will be indispensable partners both for the successful delivery of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games
    and as partners of Japan’s Paralympic teams. Accordingly, they will be accorded the rights to use Tokyo
    2020’s Paralympic designations and imagery, including emblems, mascots and slogans. In collaboration
    with all sponsors who take part in the Marketing Programme, the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee will
    work to contribute to a brighter tomorrow for both Japan and the world.

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    the rights granted to the Tokyo 2020 Games' Sponsors.

    About Visa: Visa is the world’s leader in digital payments. Their mission is to connect the world through
    the most innovative, reliable and secure payment network, enabling individuals, businesses and
    economies to thrive. Their advanced global processing network, VisaNet, provides secure and reliable
    payments around the world, and is capable of handling more than 65,000 transaction messages a
    second. The company’s relentless focus on innovation is a catalyst for the rapid growth of connected
    commerce on any device, and a driving force behind the dream of a cashless future for everyone,

    For more information: Tokyo 2020 Online Press Room, ID: media password: tokyo2020media
    Marketing Communications
    Masayuki ONAYA Ai IDO
    International Communications
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