Kaplan Interpreting Services Welcomes You to the LA Olympics 2028
Welcome to the LA Olympics 2028
From July 23rd to August 8th, the LA Olympics 2028 will captivate the world with its extraordinary athletic performances, world records, and the unwavering spirit of athletes from across the globe. While the COVID-19 pandemic may have caused a delay, it couldn’t diminish the enthusiasm and determination of athletes and fans alike.
Hosting an event of this magnitude, with over 205 nations, 11,000 athletes, and 42 venues, is a monumental task. Amidst all the meticulous planning, one often overlooked but crucial aspect is translation and interpretation.
At Kaplan Interpreting Services, we understand that seamless communication is vital for the success of the Olympics. Our expert interpreters and translators are here to ensure that language barriers never hinder the Games’ smooth operation.
Official Languages of the Olympics
The Olympics uphold French and English as their official languages. Additionally, the host nation’s language becomes official. In Tokyo, this meant Japanese, French, and English were the official languages. Simultaneous interpretation during sessions is available in French, English, German, Spanish, Russian, and Arabic. In case of discrepancies, the French text prevails.
The Challenge of Translation and Interpretation
The Olympics, a global spectacle, demand impeccable translation and interpretation services. Everything from menus, instructions, schedules, medical records to signage must be translated into official languages. Months of preparation are required to ensure athletes receive accurate information in their native language. This meticulous process ensures the Games’ smooth operation.
The Cost of the Olympics
Hosting the Olympics involves immense costs. The postponement alone cost Japan $2.8 billion, with significant public funding. The absence of spectators due to COVID-19 could result in up to $800 million in lost revenue. Despite these challenges, the spirit of the Games endures.
At Kaplan Interpreting Services, we understand the critical role technology will play in LA Olympics 2028. Our interpreters are not only linguistically proficient but are also technologically adept. They are equipped to handle the advanced digital tools expected to be featured at the Games, including virtual and augmented reality systems. This ensures seamless communication, helping to bridge the gap between different languages and cultures. We are committed to facilitating clear and accurate communication, contributing to the success of the 2028 Los Angeles Olympics.
The Unsung Heroes: Volunteers
Volunteers are integral to the Olympics’ success. They serve as translators, guides, and drivers, ensuring a seamless experience for athletes and visitors. Despite challenges, volunteers play a vital role in the Games’ spirit.
Olympic Fact File
The 2028 Summer Olympics, also known as LA28, will be the third time Los Angeles has hosted the Summer Olympics, having previously done so in 1932 and 1984. The games are set to run from July 21 to August 6, 2028. A unique aspect of LA 2028 is the proposal of five new sports, including flag football and squash for the first time, and the return of cricket, baseball-softball, and lacrosse. Interestingly, the addition of cricket is aimed at tapping into the Indian market where the sport is immensely popular. Los Angeles is considered an ideal host city due to its ample accommodations and sports facilities.
With our home base in LA, Kaplan is excited to see all that the Olympics bring to the city and contribute to the connections across languages that are made through sports.