Visa Canada has chosen the winter Olympic Games, taking place next February and March in Vancouver, to shine the spotlight on its contactless debit card. Visa is a major sponsor of the games and its credit, debit and prepaid cards will be the only ones accepted at Olympic venues.
“There’s an opportunity for Canada to be a showcase for the world,” said Christopher Justice, North American president of Ingenico, a Paris-based supplier of card readers. “It’s happening right now. Merchants are being signed up right now all around the Olympic village.”
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