EF has been chosen as the Official Supplier of Language Programs of the XXII Olympic Winter Games in the City of Sochi. EF is training 70,000 athletes, volunteers, judges, organizers in the run-up to Russia’s first Winter Olympics. Sochi 2014 Ambassador and gold-medalist para-Olympic swimmer, Olesya Vladikina, becomes the first Russian student to start EF’s customized Olympic English training.
EF has a long history with the Olympics. We were the Official Language Training Supplier to the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, training thousands of Chinese professionals, competition organizers, translators, and interpreters to help them greet the world. We also served as the Official Language School during the 1988 Seoul Olympics, helping volunteers learn English, French, and German.