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    Swatch Bellamy launches in Brazil in time for Rio 2016

    July 7th, 2016

    Swiss luxury watchmaker Swatch has launched its Swatch Bellamy NFC payments watch in Brazil in partnership with Visa in time for the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games.  More

    Gemalto blog explores potential of NFC wearables at sporting events

    June 16th, 2016

    PARTNER NEWS: A new blog post from digital security giant Gemalto explores the role of NFC-enabled wearables at sporting events and their potential to banish so-called “paper ticket syndrome”. The company is supplying its Celego contactless wristbands for travel and payments across the French city of Lille during Euro 2016 as well as helping Visa in supplying NFC payment rings for Olympians at the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Case studies about other Gemalto deployments can be found here.

    Visa to supply athletes with NFC payment rings at Rio 2016

    June 3rd, 2016

    Athletes at this year’s Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games will be given an NFC payments ring linked to a Visa account that will let them make purchases by tapping their hand against contactless terminals. More

    Visa releases Olympics NFC and contactless usage statistics

    September 19th, 2012

    “The response has been extremely positive and our priority now is on turning that enthusiasm into commercial mobile payment deployments across Europe,” says Visa’s Mary Carol Harris, adding that “we recognise that the journey is a marathon, not a sprint.” More

    Visa and Samsung to unveil Olympics NFC payments app at Mobile World Congress

    February 24th, 2012

    Visa and Samsung are to demonstrate an NFC mobile payment service for the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona next week. The two London 2012 sponsors first announced in May 2011 that they… More

    Coke mulls NFC for Olympics

    October 14th, 2011

    Coca-Cola is in talks with Visa to put contactless payment equipped vending machines into the Olympic Park for the London 2012 Games, reports Marketing. Both companies are official sponsors of the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games and Visa plans to introduce an NFC Olympics phone with Samsung.

    Olympics NFC phone to go global

    October 6th, 2011

    The Olympics-branded NFC phone announced by Visa and Samsung in March is to be available worldwide, Pocket-Lint reports.

    Starbucks UK set to accept NFC payments

    May 24th, 2011

    Starbucks has signed a deal with Barclaycard, in partnership with Visa Europe, to bring contactless and NFC mobile payments to its UK coffee shops. Starbucks’ move follows the launch by Barclaycard and Orange last week… More

    Lloyds TSB named partner bank for Olympic Games mobile payments

    May 17th, 2011

    The UK bank joins Samsung and Visa to provide NFC-enabled phone payments at next year’s London Olympic Games, as it prepares to roll out a broader mobile contactless payments programme for consumers. More

    Samsung and Visa to bring NFC payments to the London 2012 Olympics

    March 31st, 2011

    The phone manufacturer and payments network, both Worldwide Olympics Sponsors, are to enable athletes and visitors at the London 2012 Olympics to make payments using a special Samsung Olympic and Paralympic Games mobile handset. More