Language Matters

Kathleen Stein Smith, Ph.D

Why Are They Speaking French At The 2018 Opening Ceremony? It’s A Long-Time Tradition

“The official languages of the International Olympic Committee are French and English, according to the Olympic Charter. That means that, no matter where any given Olympics is hosted, official announcements are made in three languages, French, English and the native language of the host country.

At the PyeongChang Olympics, that third language is, of course, Korean.”

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