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El español ha sido el segundo idioma más hablado durante los Juegos Olímpicos.

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Spanish has been the second language most spoken during the Olympic games

According to the article below, during the last 2012 London Olympics, there were more than 10,000 athletes speaking up to 62 languages.  The ranking of the most used languages during the Olympics goes this way: 1) English (official language of 42 participant nations); 2) Spanish (official language of 28 States); and 3) French (official language of 25 States).  However, French is the official language used during all the ceremonies, and it is translated into English.

Another thing worth to mention is that during these last games several next-generation digital appliances and social networks  were used.  The most used tool has been the online-dictionary, which has made possible that the athletes can communicate in any language.

Enjoy your Spanish reading practice with this short article:

El español ha sido el segundo idioma más hablado durante los Juegos Olímpicos.