Rings have a special place at the Olympic Games. In homage, Visa has introduced the first payment ring backed by a Visa account at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. All 59 Team Visa athletes received their ring, a new wearable device that they can tap on any NFC-enabled payment terminal.
Currently in prototype only, the elegant black or white ceramic band comes in 20 sizes, requires no battery or recharging and is water resistant to a depth of 50 meters, which is good news for synchronized divers Pamela Ware and Jennifer Abel. Here they are with several other Team Visa athletes accepting their rings in Rio.