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A menu in Spanish

Continuing with the “Olympic spirit”, I read recently that before the 2006 Olympic Games in Peking, the city carried out a translation and a “standardization” of food names into English. This was done to avoid confusion and mistakes that frequently appear in restaurant menus. In doing this the government wanted to make it easier for […]

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Translation of the Olympic Hymn

With the 2012 Olympic Games underway, countries from all over the world have been brought together to celebrate the physical prowess of their respective athletes. With this Olympics being the first “social media” Olympics, communication is playing a crucial role in the transmission of the events in London around the world. Of course, whenever individuals […]

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French is the official language of the Olympic Games

 The International Olympics Committee established French as the official language of the 2012 Olympic Games, which are being held in London, England. This may sound a little unusual, as generally English is considered the universal language. However, this rule was agreed on and formalized in this way through the International Olympic Committee. French is the official language at both the opening and […]

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