KINGSTON, Jamaica —Visa, the worldwide payment technology partner of the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games, announced that Jamaican sprint hurdler, Rasheed Broadbell will be among 117 athletes who will be joining their team for the summer Games in Paris, France next year.
According to a release on Friday, the selected crop of athletes is the “largest group of Olympic and Paralympic hopefuls in the program's history and the most diverse, representing more than 60 markets and 40 sports.”
Team Visa athletes from around the world attended the recent Team Visa Summit in Paris for a two-day, creator-led content master class focused on brand immersion and best practices for how to tell their own stories within the broader creator economy.
“Today, athletes have the power to tell their own stories, transform fans into community, and generate commerce through their own creations,” said Waldemar Cordero, Visa’s marketing lead for the Caribbean and Central America.
“We are gathering the Team Visa athletes in Paris to help them further develop their skills as creators and to find new and effective ways to communicate, engage and inspire people around the world.”
Broadbell is thrilled to be joining Team Visa.
“I am thrilled to be part of Team Visa on my road to Paris 2024, my first Olympic games. The support of a brand like Visa is key as we continue to push boundaries and elevate the sports in our region,” he said.
In addition to Broadbell, the current list of Latin America and Caribbean athletes include Marcos Moneta (Rugby, Argentina), Julieta Jankunas (Field Hockey, Argentina), Gustavo Fernandez (Para Tennis, Argentina), Debinha (Football, Brazil), Raissa Rocha (Para Track & Field, Brazil), Alberto Abarza (Para swimming, Chile), Maria José Rojas (Skateboarding, Chile), Daniela Montoya (Football, Colombia), Brisa Hennessy (Surf, Costa Rica), José Pablo Gil (Para Tennis, Costa Rica), Kiara Rodriguez (Para Track & Field, Ecuador), Meliqué García (Track & Field, Honduras), Alejandra Valencia (Archery, Mexico), Rodolfo Chessiani (Para Track & Field, Mexico), Hillary Herón (Gymnastics, Panama), Christian Pacheco (Track & Field, Peru), and Dylan Carter (Swimming, Trinidad & Tobago).
Team Visa Paris 2024 also includes decorated athletes like Iga Swiatek (Tennis, Poland), Sky Brown (Skateboarding, Great Britain), Teresa Perales (Para swimming, Spain), Noah Lyles (Athletics, US), Oksana Masters (Para-cycling, US), and Kanoa Igarashi (Surfing, Japan).