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How Atlas Translations contributed to the Doha Asian Games

SECTOR: Sports Events | BRIEF: On-site, 24-hour interpreting in Chinese, Korean and Japanese

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Translation company offering round-the-clock interpreting in three Asian languages

Atlas Translations won a traditional tender process for this project to provide Asian interpreting services round the clock at the 15th Asian Games in Doha, Qatar. The Games are Asia’s most important Olympic-style sporting event, with more than 9,000 athletes from 45 member nations competing over 424 events in 39 sports. This was also the first time the event had been broadcast on European television, so there was a lot of pressure to get it right.

We gathered a team of 25 interpreters, specialising in four languages – English, Chinese, Korean and Japanese – from all over the world and sent them to Qatar to work at the Games. We arranged all flights and visas, and sent a project manager to Doha to supervise.

Dedicated interpreters and project managers on call day and night

Our project managers were on hand day and night to answer any queries from the Asian Games committee prior to the event. Taking telephone calls at 3am was all part of the job.

Rotas, accommodation, facilities, other issues and daily reports were completed in a timely and professional manner. Despite the intense pressure and long hours, we delivered the level of service the client was promised from the start.

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Atlas Translations have provided a variety of services for Alzheimer’s Society, including the translation of our flagship information resource ‘Worried about your memory?’ into a variety of different languages. The service we have received is consistently to high standard, with staff going beyond the call of duty to fulfil our requirements. I will definitely be using this translation agency again, and would recommend them to anyone looking for top quality translation services.

Alzheimer's Society

You have been such a help and we can’t thank you enough. We’re getting an amazing response. It is quite a challenge, but we wouldn’t be making our deadlines without your translation agency’s assistance. Many many thanks.


Atlas completed the work within our time frame and the proofreading service gave us the extra peace of mind that the translations were accurate and of quality.

It’s tough when you have to rely on a translation agency and trust that the translations are correct but with Atlas, we can rest assured that the language, tone, and style of translation is suitable for our audiences.


We are always very impressed with the quality and timeliness of the translation services provided by Atlas translation agency. The team are extremely helpful and we look forward to working together more in the future.

Tottenham Hotspur

Atlas provided us with a high quality, professional, courteous and competitively priced service, with a minimum of fuss. I was pleased with the translation agency’s communications and would not hesitate to use them again in the future.

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