Visa Offering Personal Finance Education to Olympic Athletes

August 8, 2016, Written By Lynn Oldshue
Kiel, Germany - June 4, 2016:  Olympic rings at Kiel Schilksee Olympic Centre. In 1972 Olympic games held in Munich and Kiel hosted the Olympic sailing competitions

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Visa announced the creation of a financial education program for Olympic  athletes.

The Practical Money Skills for Athletes program, which was designed with the International Olympic Committee (IOC), will assist current athletes and those nearing retirement gain access to resources to help build their financial skills and manage their financial lives.

“With this new program, we are deepening our commitment to the Olympic Movement and leveraging our global expertise in financial education in response to a clear need expressed by many athletes,” said Eduardo Coello, Visa Group Executive, Latin America and Caribbean region.

The curriculum will focus on financial planning and decision making, goal-setting, budgeting and saving, understanding banking services and basic money management. The workshops are not just for Team USA. They will be offered in English, French, Portuguese and Simplified Chinese, and will feature presentations, hands-on activities and multi-media elements.

IOC officials will give a presentation on the new program on August 9, and the first training session will be held this fall.



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