Interpreting at 15th Asian Games


London based firm Atlas Translations Ltd is providing interpretation to Chinese, Japanese and Korean delegations at the 15th Asian Games, currently taking place in Doha, Qatar.


[UKPRwire, Wed Dec 13 2006] London based firm Atlas Translations Ltd is providing interpretation to Chinese, Japanese and Korean delegations at the 15th Asian Games, currently taking place in Doha, Qatar. The splendid opening ceremony took place on 1st December to wide acclaim, welcoming 10,500 athletes from 45 countries.

Some 39 sports and disciplines are represented at the games, ranging from archery to weightlifting, and from chess to wrestling. A few of the disciplines were new to the interpreters such as Kabaddi and Sepaktakraw. The purpose of Kabaddi is to reach the highest score by touching or capturing the opposing team's players, while continuously chanting "kabaddi-kabaddi". Sepaktakraw on the other hand is played on a court with a hand-woven ball (takraw) by teams made up of two or three people on each side. Points are scored by hitting the ball above the net and into the court as the opposing players attempt to "block".

Atlas has sent a team of twenty interpreters, including in-house personnel, to assist the competitors and press. Preparation started over one month ago and the initial feedback from the client and the team is very positive. Chinese interpreter Sophia Zhang commented, “This has been such an exciting assignment. I am trying to remain neutral, but it is such a thrill to be here in person to see China winning so many medals!”

For further information relating to this item, please contact Clare Suttie at Atlas Translations Ltd on 020 7240 6666
e-mail clare@atlas-translations.co.uk

Official website of the 15th Asian Games: http://www.doha-2006.com/

Company: Atlas Translations Ltd


Contact Name: Clare Suttie

Contact Email: clare@atlas-translations.co.uk

Contact Phone: 020 7240 6666

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