Once again this year, hundreds of competitors lined up at the start of the famous rally-raid. To be precise, 418 vehicles were in the running, with drivers from all over the world ready to take on the challenge of the desert. The globalisation of the event requires communication in several languages, and that’s where our translators come in.
Our team of specialist human translators works closely with A.S.O., the event’s organising company. Our English and Spanish translators provide live coverage of each stage for around 14 hours each day. As this is a global event, millions of readers follow the race in different time zones and read the texts translated in English and localised by us.
Colingua and A.S.O.
- Live English translations available on the official Dakar application and website
- Over the years, Colingua has translated the Dakar into several languages: English, Spanish, German, Portuguese and Portuguese-Brazilian.
- Colingua also translates other A.S.O. events: Tour de France, Marathon de Paris, Paris-Nice, etc.
Our Sport department
In addition to A.S.O., we offer interpreting and translation services in English, Spanish, Dutch, Arabic and Russian for a range of world-class clients. These include
- Sports PR agency 15Love: English translation of the Transat Jacques Vabre 2021 and Jumping International de La Baule
- OConnection, a communications agency specialising in major events such as the Olympic Torch Relay for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games
- UCI – Simultaneous translation for the International Cycling Union
Colingua sponsors sport
Last but not least, our sports translators and interpreters are not to be outdone when it comes to lending a hand or pedalling with their “24h Vélo du Télévie” team to raise funds against cancer. The biggest challenge of 2024 will be our support for Paralympic athlete Maxime Carabin, who is aiming for gold at the Paris Olympics. Colingua supports the Roller Bulls handibasket club, the BC Cointe youth teams, the Bulldogs ice hockey club and bicycle race organiser Romsée Cycliste.