Don’t Stop Cheering! | [CLOSED GIVEAWAY] | #VisaGoWorld

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Ok, how many of you are as sad as me to see the 2012 London Olympic Games come to an end? It is so inspiring to see people achieve and reach their goals and dreams.

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Our Team Visa Olympians did just that!

The total Medal Count: 35
Gold: 16
Silver: 9
Bronze: 10

Did You Know?…

·  If Team Visa were a country, it would be tied for 7th in the number of overall medals
·  Team Visa won 11.6% of the medals awarded at the London 2012 Olympic Games

 

 

But our athletes are still looking for our support! Don’t Stop CHEERING! Many of them have plans to continue training and hopefully make it to Rio in 2016! I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again… the athletes are listening!

The online support has made a huge difference for Kerri and Misty! They have felt like they have an army of people behind them. Listen to what they have to say about your CHEERS!

David Boudia compares his London 2012 journey to that of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, and how different the fan support has been.

Allyson Felix’s talks about her plans now that the London 2012 Olympic Games have drawn to a close. Watch this video and find out.

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Comments

  1. VJ M. says:

    I glad to know that the athletes are paying attention to our cheers!

  2. suburban prep says:

    Despite being in a different country they felt they had many people (an army) watching and cheering them on.

  3. Jennifer Reda says:

    i find it touching that the athletes are really affected by everybody supporting them!

  4. Claire says:

    They are very affected by their supporters. it is endearing

  5. Melissa Hartley says:

    Fan support is so important to them in their competitions & they are
    honored & grateful for the “Team Cheers.”

  6. that fan support is important to them 🙂

  7. Lisa Brown says:

    The support of the fans and the cheers by them.

  8. Lisa Brown says:

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  9. Jessie C. says:

    They know people around the world are cheer for them.

  10. Eileen says:

    I thought maybe after having lots of kids in sports that cheers can actually take away the focus from a person. but this year in baseball I found that the kids were asking for that “chatter”. I still was a little surprised how much it really meant to all of them!

  11. Alan Tong says:

    I’m touched that these athletes feel so happy about all the fan support. Thanks Heather!

  12. Lorna England says:

    I think it’s awesome that every cheer was heard by Kerri and Misty and helped them push on when doubt crept in! Yay, USA!

  13. Theresa says:

    They feel that their fans support is very important!

  14. susan wiener says:

    Loved the sincerity in his voice.

  15. Becky M says:

    Love how they are affected by the fan support.

  16. Jennifer says:

    I had no idea that the athletes cared about what we were cheering about! I will continue to do so!

  17. Andrea Hewitt says:

    I’m glad that they are thankful for us supporters!

  18. TANESHA says:

    THE YOUNG GENTLE MAN IN THE MIDDLE.

  19. shannon oelrich says:

    that fans cheering helps them.

  20. Fawn H says:

    I was touched by how appreciative and humble they all are. Very refreshing to see that.

  21. I just loved the video about David Boudia! After the pre-trials it did not look like he was going to get a gold medal, but he did! I just think that he is a great American diver!

  22. Laura Royal says:

    the part about fan support was touching

  23. Wendy Kroy says:

    In addition to their talent and hard work, support of the fans helps them immensely.

  24. D Schmidt says:

    I am touched by how much they all really appreciate their supporters

  25. Cynthia R says:

    i loved how they thanked us, its us that should thank them, they have made the entire country so proud

  26. The glow on Allyson’s face!

  27. joanne major says:

    i was glad to see they are affected by all of our support.

  28. Missy says:

    All of the videos inspire me!

  29. Linda says:

    I like it that they appreciate support of the fans

  30. Crystal Warren says:

    I loved that they care so so much for their fans and I wish there were more opportunities for us to cheer them on except for one every four years! (it seems that’s the case for most women’s sports)

  31. Connie says:

    Support from the fans

  32. Victoria R. says:

    I love the Olympics and I loved the indepth look at the athletes – often the coverage doesn’t show that – but I loved these videos – what great representations of America!

  33. kristin sawatzke says:

    I am touched by how much their supporters mean to them!

  34. Valerie Taylor Mabrey says:

    think I never realized how much the fans matter to them
    vmkids3 at msn dot com

  35. Carrie says:

    Kerri and Misty said every cheer counts and helped wash away doubt!

  36. Kendal Barriere says:

    “Every cheer counts”

  37. Heather Augenstein says:

    I was shocked how much the athletes appreciated their supporters! Sometimes it feels like smiles & cheers fall upon def ears. Guess I was wrong!

  38. Brynn Dexter says:

    That they appreciate the love and admiration of each and every cheering fan

  39. Kathy Rambousek says:

    It’s cool the athletes see all our cheers and know that they’re not alone. they have the support of not only their family/friends, but countless others

  40. Jessica P. says:

    That they’re so touched by their fans support.

  41. Ellen Levickis says:

    fan support is important to them

  42. Stephanie Hungerford says:

    I loved how Misty and her partner reminded us to keep cheering for the Olympic athletes that are still competing which would mean they want us to remember the para Olympians

  43. Michele Behlen says:

    The cheers ofthe fans helped Misty and Kerri through some of the tough times of their matches.

  44. Andrea Williams says:

    Love how touched that they were and so neat that VISA gave people another way to show their support.

  45. Christy says:

    The athletes are so appreciative of their fans.

  46. I’m surprised that the athletes care so much about their fan base. That’s pretty cool 🙂

  47. That the fans support means so much to them 🙂

  48. amy marantino says:

    i thought it was neat how much the athletes were affected by the cheers

  49. Elis B. says:

    Every Cheer makes a differences.

  50. Jill H says:

    Love that they appreciate the fan support.

  51. Kiara says:

    They feel that their fans support is important.
    austma7@aol.com

  52. cacie says:

    I am surprised that this is Allyson’s first gold medal.

  53. Caitlin McClure says:

    they appreciate the support

  54. Dorothy Doll says:

    I like how appreciative they are.

  55. Carly says:

    I’m glad that the athletes appreciated the support.

  56. Lisa F. says:

    It’s inspiring when Allyson Felix says there’s more to accomplish. That is some great drive!

  57. Adrienne gordon says:

    Kerri and misty are so genuine in the video

  58. Chrystal D says:

    I like seeing how proud and happy they are!

  59. Amber says:

    I’m most touched by how grateful they are for our support back home!

  60. Margaret Smith says:

    It’s nice knowing how much they appreciated fans cheering them on and encouraging them.

  61. I am glad that the cheers from the fans really do mean so much

  62. terry maigi says:

    i love that the fan support is so important to them!

  63. Jennifer says:

    Allyson still thinks there is more to accomplish. She has already accomplished so much!

  64. debbie says:

    I am so glad that they felt supported by everyone.

  65. DeeAnn S says:

    Kerri and Misty – Every Cheer Counts! Love it! Thanks.

  66. Sarah S says:

    I liked the warmth and humility they showed when talking about their feelings.

  67. Seyma Shabbir says:

    Fan support and cheering, they hear it and are affected by it!

  68. Linda G. says:

    I like how Allyson is so compassionate for the sport and plans to continue

  69. Amanda Alvarado says:

    I find it touching that us fans have such a huge impact on the athletes.

  70. Cynthia C says:

    I was surprised at how much the support meant to all the athletes.

  71. kelly nicholson says:

    Tell me what part of the videos above touched your or surprised you the most in the comments section (below) on the blog.

    just like seeing the gold medal on Americans instead of china and rooskies

  72. LOIS PAYTON says:

    I’m glad they the fans mean so much to them. DO BLESS AND KEEP YA’LL IN HIS LOVING ARMS.

  73. paige chandler says:

    I was surprised at how much athletes appreciate their fans.

  74. Linda Lansford says:

    touched how grateful they are

  75. Shannon Morris says:

    Lochte and his dog

  76. Heather Hayes Panjon says:

    Fan Support is Very Important !:)

  77. kelly g says:

    They actually care about the cheers around them

  78. Barbara Montag says:

    I loved how down to earth they all were – thank you.

  79. Carrie Baka says:

    How they love that fan support. In competion it is important to support our athletes and it is nice to know that they are touched by it.

  80. Erin Collins says:

    I love how humble Misty and Kerri are. They make it so easy for us to root for them.

  81. I love that Kerri and Misty feel supported from all the cheers! Thanks for the giveaway!

  82. judy gardner says:

    i think it is touching that our support means so much to them

  83. Margie M. says:

    I love how Kerry and Misty are such great friends! They have such a strong bond.

  84. debbie jackson says:

    how important fan support is debbie jackson,
    djackson1958 at hotmail dot com

  85. Ms. T says:

    I could use both of these visa gift cards the holidays will here not much longer..

  86. Julie says:

    How young they seem yet so mature!

  87. amy v says:

    i like how much they appreciate our support

  88. Theresa Jenkins says:

    I like that they actually read our cheers!!!!!

  89. Debra F says:

    I’m touched by how much the fan support means to them.

  90. Kristy Thiel says:

    I love that you really get to know the athletes and how they feel about the support!

  91. Bonnie Cantrell says:

    Its great to see how important fan support is and how appreciated!

  92. Carrie says:

    I love how truly sincere these athletes are

  93. Kerry G. says:

    I like that David Boudia feels honored to have us cheering him on.

  94. lisa lo says:

    Real “kids” excited and appreciative of fans.

  95. Cindy Merrill says:

    I liked david Bechhams surprise visit to Team Great Britain fans.

  96. Carla Garcia says:

    it’s great to hear athletes talk about knowing that we were cheerign them on

  97. Elizabeth says:

    I like how Allyson, even though she won a gold, isn’t done working hard!

  98. brooke says:

    It’s touching that they care so much about all of their fans. We’re people they’ve never met and we still matter. 🙂

  99. Karen says:

    I am surprised at how much they care about fans cheering for them. I knew they enjoyed it, but it’s touching how much!

  100. Love that we have the power to affect them!

  101. Tia says:

    I’m glad they knew everyone was cheering them on.

  102. Kate F. says:

    It’s cool to see how affected the athletes are by their supporters.

  103. clenna says:

    I was touched by Kerri and Misty when they said they felt like an army of people were behind them.

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  104. love the genuinness
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  105. K.Pugh says:

    I love how thankful and humble David Boudia is for all the support he received.
    Thanks for the chance.

  106. cw says:

    I like hearing how much the cheers helped kerry and misty

  107. Audra Weathers says:

    I thought it was nice that David Boudia said it was an extreme honor to have so many people cheering for him.

  108. Kerri and Misty’s video let us know how much they appreciated Cheers. I liked that. I liked all 3 of them though. Love seeing that passion in their voices and eyes!

  109. Kathy S says:

    Allyson Felix has been to the Olympics 3 times and still wants to accomplish more.

  110. Jayne G says:

    I was surprised when Kerri and Misty suggested we keep cheering even though the Olympic are over.

  111. Alicia Ponce says:

    They are very affected by their supporters and it touching

  112. Tracy Robertson says:

    I am touched that they really appreciate their fans so much!

  113. Kristin Miller says:

    The support and cheers from all the fans!

  114. Karen Lynch says:

    Fan support is important to them.

  115. Tamara says:

    I’m rooting for these athletes, and I’m happy for the ones like Allyson, who has already been in 3 Olympic games and still plans to keep going.

  116. Kyl Neusch says:

    they are affected by others

  117. Karen A. says:

    Allyson Felix impresses me because she wants to keep pushing for more.

  118. Robby Rob says:

    they seem to truly appreciate their fans and I like that

  119. Helen Stockwell says:

    They appreciate and enjoy the congrats and cheers from all around the world, not just the USA.

  120. nannypanpan says:

    i was touched by allison felix’s first individual medal in 3 olympics
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  121. Natalie U says:

    Love that Allyson has so much drive and says there is still a lot more to accomplish
    pedidentalasst at yahoo dot com

  122. Vivien L says:

    They really appreciate the fans.

  123. What I loved was Allyson Felix’s determination. She was driven to “Keep at it!” Our athletes are amazing.

  124. Webb W says:

    how the fans support them

  125. Sarah L says:

    They care that people are cheering for them.
    Thanks for the contest.

  126. patricia skinner says:

    I am amazed at how much they appreciate fan support.

  127. Kim H says:

    That they appreciate the support of fans.
    cozycreations07 at aol dot com

  128. Kimberly B. says:

    It was touching to hear how appreciative they are of their fans cheering them on.

  129. Tamar says:

    amazing to know that they are aware of the support from all over

  130. amy williams says:

    Fan support is very important to them that is great to hear.

  131. Jamie Brigham says:

    The video where Allyson Felix talks about finally winning a gold medal after her 3rd Olympics. I am so glad that she finally won.

  132. Amy Z says:

    I was touched by the honest emotional support that these people had.

  133. Cody Anderson says:

    I enjoyed how much they are supported by their fans.

  134. Glad to hear that the athletes are feeling encouraged! Everyone needs a cheering squad at some point!

  135. savanna says:

    how much they are touched my the support of many people cheering them on.

  136. sabrina says:

    Its great to know how much theye enjoy the cheering. there sure was.alot of cheering going on here

  137. Cheryl W says:

    I was a tad bit surprised that the athletes pay attention to the cheers

  138. Daniel M says:

    they appreciate the fans cheering them on

  139. Sherry S. says:

    I like that they notice all of the fan support and appreciate it.

  140. Cheryl Reinhardt says:

    The support of the fans and the cheers by them

  141. Jimmy says:

    I like that the athletes were so grateful for the fan support

  142. Sumer says:

    I’m touched that they were so inspired and grateful for all of the cheers and support from their fans.

  143. melina r says:

    like that the David appreciated the fans

  144. Derek Timm says:

    I found it awesome how they all really appreciate their supporters.

  145. DARLA KIDDER says:

    That the athletes really care about the fans who support them.

  146. courtney hennagir says:

    i thought it was cool in david boudia’s video when he talked about how much it means to him to have all of us cheering for him. it’s cool to know that our support is heard and felt.

  147. april yedinak says:

    Michael Phelps and his mom

  148. amy deeter says:

    their really appreciated

  149. ashley says:

    Fan support is really important!

  150. latisha depoortere says:

    I really liked David Boudia was great when he won Gold! Thank you for the great giveaway!

  151. clynsg says:

    It is always nice to learn when someone who is competing so fiercely for something is also aware of the fact that so many others are rooting for them as well.

  152. Amber Porter says:

    I agree that the fan support for the Olympics seems to have grown bigger this year.

  153. Lynn says:

    when they touch upon fan support and being cheered for.

  154. Jennifer Peaslee says:

    One thing I love from the videos is how the athletes really appreciate us fans. They do the hard work! But it’s nice to be appreciated, even if we’re just cheering from home.

  155. Peter G says:

    Cheering for the people brings out the best and gives them something to try harder for. Go USA!!!

  156. Pamela Halligan says:

    I really enjoyed watching and cheering on Kerri and Misty. It’s touching to know how much they appreciated the support.

  157. Ashley Tucker says:

    I’m glad they hear and appreciate our cheers!

  158. I found out that showing our support is important to them!

  159. r hicks says:

    watching allyson, surprised how much enthusiasm, optimism she has. Kind of contagious!

    brich22 at earthlink dot net

  160. re morgan says:

    i like how they knew they had support whereever they competed.

  161. Denise Donaldson says:

    I loved that they actually know we are cheering for them!

    itsjustme62613 at gmail.com

  162. Aimee Fontenot says:

    I love that even though an athlete wins a gold medal, they continue to strive and get better.

  163. Gianna says:

    All the amazing support.

  164. Trisha McKee says:

    I thought it was touching that they talk about how the support helps them and what it means to them.

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