Chapter Four / SPONSORSHIP83Team VisaSince 1986, Visa has empowered thousands of Olympic and Paralympic hopefuls to achieve theirdreams by providing many with financial support and valuable marketing exposure. Team Visa Vancouver included athletes from China, Russia, Canada and the USA. Their exceptionalstories celebrated sport and human triumph, bringing fans closer to them and to the Olympic Winter Games. Visa services at the Games As the official payment network of the Games, Visa deployed over 800 point-of-sale (POS) devices in 250 Vancouver 2010 merchant locations in-venue, including all sports competition stadia, theInternational Broadcast Centre, the Main Press Centre, the Olympic Villages in Vancouver and Whistlerand the Olympic Superstore. Visa also installed several ATMs within the Games footprint and, for the convenience of visitors attending the Games, deployed two roving mobile Visa ATMs.Olympians Reunion Centre The first Olympians Reunion Centre was created by Visa and the World Olympians Association (WOA)for Atlanta 1996, providing a place for non-competing Olympians to relax, congregate and enjoyongoing hospitality throughout the Games.This tradition has continued at subsequent Games, and the Vancouver 2010 Olympians ReunionCentre, managed by the WOA and supported by Visa, hosted more than one thousand Olympiansthroughout the Games.Paralympic Hall of FameJointly created by Visa and the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), the Paralympic Hall of Fame was established in 2006 to celebrate the achievements and spirit of Paralympic athletes and their coaches.The 2010 Paralympic Hall of Fame induction ceremony held in Whistler during the Paralympic Games celebrated the achievements of inductees Tanja Kari of Finland, Chris Waddell of the USA and coach Rolf Hettich of Germany.