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What links Manchester United, tomato juice and Japan?

By Richard Michie

Football (or soccer for our American readers) is

Using the right cultural images and avoiding a North Korean Olympic football fiasco

By Richard Michie

As you probably all know by now, the first gaff of

Which teams are out of Euro 2012? A daily update

By Mark Williams

Euro2012 is well under way and we’re at that stage of the tournament where teams are getting knocked out left,

The languages of Euro 2012

By Mark Williams

UEFA have three official languages, English, French and German. With 16 finalists and only three official languages, Euro2012 is going to be a test of communication, more so off the pitch

Roy Hodgson a truly multilingual England Manager

By Richard Michie

Regardless of your thoughts about the

Wayne Rooney shows why back translation isn’t always useful

By Richard Michie

Wayne Rooney was interviewed by La Repubblica,

Language of the World Cup 2010

By Richard Michie

Language on the terraces is sometimes difficult enough to work out when you move around the Premier League from West

Interpreting and unpicking Garry Mann’s Trial

By Richard Michie

In 2004, Garry Mann, a fireman from Kent, was arrested at the European Football Championships in Portugal. Garry was

This is why professional interpreters are so vital

By Richard Michie

I recently posted to this blog a short clip from the BBC which showed just why professional interpreters are so vital. As it

Language and the FIFA World Cup 2010

By Richard Michie

The draw for the 2010 FIFA World Cup takes place today and as people from every country tune in to see who they’re

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