Olympic Rings SketchHere’s a wee Olympic Games language competition for readers. No prizes, just the satisfaction of figuring out the acronym/initialism puzzle.

English-Polish translator Marta Stelmaszak has attended a training workshop on Language Services of the Olympics. Some of the acronyms/initialisms she found there are listed below. Can you guess what they mean?

DVPM
IOC/IPC
NOC/NPC
OCOG
VAPP

And have you come across any other Olympics-related language puzzlers, in English or your own language? Let us know in the comments!

Photo courtesy of Rareclass.

By Marian Dougan


One Response to “Olympic Linguistic Games (2): a competition”  

  1. 1 Gifted Translations

    I could only guess: International Paralympic Committee (IPC) and International Olympic Committee (IOC), because the initials are the same as in Italian.
    No wonder they make workshops on this!

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