Eriksen Translates New York’s Olympic Dream into 11 Languages

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Eriksen Translations helps New York City's Olympic Bid Committee, NYC2012, translate and communicate their Olympic message into 11 languages.

Eriksen Translations has provided pro-bono translation services to NYC2012, the committee leading New York's bid to host the Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2012, and its local outreach group, the Nations of New York. Eriksen translated and localized the Nations of New York’s signature marketing brochure into French, Arabic, Chinese, Russian, Polish, Greek, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, and Portuguese.

Eriksen’s experience and mission dovetailed nicely with the goal of the Nations of New York. With more than 40% of New Yorkers being foreign born and non-native English speakers, Eriksen Translations is a leading provider of language services to New York City’s immigrant population. The Nations of New York unites more than 400 of the city’s nationality organizations in support of the Olympic bid. Working together with Eriksen, The Nations of New York can now communicate the spirit and message of the Games with visitors, athletes, and fans in their own language.

“Eriksen Translations did a great job on one of our important and most challenging brochures. Their team of translators representing 15 countries demonstrates one of New York’s greatest assets, our tremendous diversity. And their generous contribution to the bid is a demonstration of the city’s dedication and commitment to the Olympic bid. We are deeply grateful,” said Amy Stanton, NYC2012’s Director of Marketing and Communications.

“As New Yorkers, we’re thrilled to provide NYC2012 with the translation and localization services needed to reach out to supporters both here and abroad,” said Vigdis Eriksen, president and CEO of Eriksen Translations. “By offering our services to NYC2012, we’re helping the committee to connect with not only the International Olympic Committee, but also Olympic enthusiasts in New York and around the world.”

New York City is competing with four other Candidate Cities for the right to host the 2012 Games: London, Madrid, Moscow, and Paris. The International Olympic Committee will make their decision on July 6, 2005 in Singapore.

About Eriksen Translations

Eriksen Translations Inc. is a leading provider of comprehensive multilingual services in over 75 languages to a broad range of industries. Since 1986, Eriksen has earned a reputation for high standards, in-depth knowledge, accuracy, and prompt delivery. With proven expertise in project management and computer-assisted translation technologies, Eriksen delivers quality language solutions across print, desktop, and Web environments for clients around the world.

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