Bank of America Corp. said it will offer 1,555 prepaid cards to U.S. athletes, coaches, and staff members to allow them to preload and access their funds while in Beijing next month for the Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games.

The card will run on the Visa Inc. network, B of A said Tuesday.

The Charlotte company issued a similar card for the 2006 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games in Torino, Italy.

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