In what language the Olympic medal winners communicate with the presenting dignitaries?In the ongoing 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, more than 11,000 athletes from 206 countries are participating. The official language of Brazil, the host country is Portuguese. The athletes from the world over speak different languages.
When results are announced, the winners occupy their respective positions on the podium to receive their medals and a presenting dignitary place the medal around the neck of the athletes.
Do they know a common language to communicate during one of the best moments of the athlete's life? Perhaps, no.
They communicate in the universal language of a smile, goodwill, happiness and warmth without knowing each other's language.
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