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Australian Olympic team adds Westpac as banking partner

Mack Horton of Australia looks on after the Men's 800m Freestyle heats on day three of the Gwangju 2019 FINA World Championships (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

Australian financial services company Westpac has agreed a deal to become the official banking partner of the Australian Olympic team.

The agreement with the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) has been signed ahead of this summer’s Games in Tokyo, Japan.

Westpac also becomes the presenting partner of Olympics Live, a national programme of live sites planned for major cities and regional areas for Australians to celebrate the Games.

Each live site will offer locals a place to watch the Olympics on a big screen, meet Olympians and enjoy Japanese cultural experiences. Westpac will work with local businesses and residents to help cater and run the events.

As the official banking partner of the Australian Olympic team, Westpac will also help prepare athletes for life during and after competition. It will support the AOC’s opportunities programme as a financial literacy partner, helping to create ‘financial essentials’ education tools in collaboration with Olympians.

Westpac joins Coca-Cola, Alibaba Group, Atos, Bridgestone, Dow, GE, Intel, Omega, Panasonic, P&G, Samsung, Toyota, Visa, Airbnb, Allianz, Asics, Meat and Livestock Australia, Cadbury, CoSport, YoPro, JCDecaux, Karbon, M&C Saatchi Entertainment, News Corp Australia, Optus, Qantas, Royal Australian Mint, Seven West Media, Slater and Gordon, Speedo, Swisse Vitamins and Woolworths as AOC team partners.