Language And Diversity Create The Olympic Experience

As tourists from all over the world descend on Sochi, Russia for the 2014 Winter Olympics, the experience is both exciting and cultural. With 2,850 athletes from 89 different countries, the support and excitement is astonishing. Although the announcements are primarily listed in French, there is a demand for a multitude of languages to ensure the enjoyment and safety of all viewers. By providing professional interpreters and translators the Olympic Games are able to run efficiently, while still providing the respect needed, when such a vast number of nations come together.

The Olympics have done a fantastic job at embracing the multitude of cultures and languages, which are truly at the root of the Olympic Games. By allowing the different countries the ability to express their cultural values through the arts we are able to bridge culture gaps and truly come together to celebrate the athletes and the countries they come from.

Twitter has reported to tweeting in 75 different languages, enabling fans from all over the globe to participate in the Olympic Tweeting buzz. Translating the multitude of languages is no easy feat, with over 15,000 translators working to provide quality translations to Tweeters all over the globe.

Businesses and tourist attractions in Sochi have been urged to brush up on their language skills to provide tourist with top quality service and care. Tourists bring with them billions of dollars of revenue to the Sochi economy, so it is important that guests are provided with high quality service, and memories to last a lifetime. With such a multitude of languages, the Winter Olympic volunteers are selected based highly on their language diversity, and translation ability. Without the language skills of the talented volunteers, the Olympics would not be as successful as they have become.

From the second visitors are welcomed to the Olympics, there are interpreters and translators available to ensure that the games run smoothly. From multilingual signs, ticket sales, visitor information, and public announcements, guest are provided with the assistance they need in their primary language.

Without the language skills of the employees and volunteers, the Olympics would face problems starting at the very infrastructure. When planning a global event, there is a need to work with people from different language backgrounds. It is crucial to create a strategy when planning events in order for them to succeed. When dealing with both athletes and tourists it is crucial that they receive services in their own language to maintain safety, crowd control, and first-aid to make sure guests are provided top quality care.

It is a remarkable experience to watch such diverse cultures, come together to celebrate and enjoy the Olympics. The staff and volunteers have done an astonishing job at providing the language and interpretation tools needed to make such a global event run so smoothly. Whether you are one of the 75,000 guest at the Olympic Park, or one of the 3 billion expected to tune in at home, truly embrace the ability to enjoy all the hard work that went into providing the 2014 Winter Olympics in your language.

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