Visa Olympians Reunion Center Opens in Turin
On the evening of 9 February 2006, IOC President Jacques Rogge attended the opening ceremony for the Visa Olympians Reunion Center at the Armida Rowing Club in Valentino Park on the River Po. Located a short distance from the Olympic Medals Plaza, the Center offers Olympians a place to socialise while enjoying the Olympic events through live television feeds.
A Strong Tradition
Visa founded the Visa Olympians Reunion Center at the 1996 Olympic Games. At each Olympic Games since then, the Center has been operated by the World Olympians Association (WOA), the host Olympic alumni association, and Visa. Visa sponsors the Center to thank all Olympians for their undaunted spirit, their devotion to teamwork, and their dedication to the Olympic ideals.
Visa Supports Olympic Athletes
Visa has provided more than US$100 million worldwide in direct support to Olympic athletes through their Olympic organisations since the company became a Worldwide Olympic Partner more than 20 years ago. Visa is committed to supporting numerous Olympic teams as well as individual athletes for the Olympic Winter Games.
An Olympian Expresses Gratitude
IOC President Jacques Rogge said, “We are all grateful that Visa provides us with an exciting place to gather at the Olympic Games. Our partners at Visa have said that the Olympians Reunion Center is Visa’s way of recognising the Olympians’ spirit and devotion to the Olympic ideals. As an Olympian, I would like to express my appreciation for Visa’s dedication to the Olympic athletes.”