Get into the Summer Games


Lingofy users are an elite group of editors and writers.  They are gold-medal wordsmiths, if you will, who hoist language to ever-higher heights through years of training, attention to detail and a passion for clean copy. In honor of the unsung heroes of editing, we’re pleased to announce the release of our Rio 2016 guide.

In 2014, we released our premier Olympic guide for the Sochi Games. Our language experts compiled a reference list of athlete names, Russian venues and relevant terms. Like a runner carrying the Olympic flame, that guide jogged out into the world and wasn’t heard from again until it was time once again for the Olympics. As the Rio Games approached, we discovered our Lingofy users were big fans of our Sochi guide and were now rooting for us to release a new version specific to the first South American Olympics.

Lingofy’s new guide includes all the important Rio-related terms, venues, events and Olympian names. This guide is not a sprint, it’s a marathon, and will be continuously updated during the course of the games to reflect the stories and accomplishments that make these games so remarkable.

For our AP & Webster’s subscribers, we have updated your accounts with the latest AP Stylebook terms including the just-released Olympic Topical Guide and more than 250 new entries on everything from egg rolls to the internet.

In light of the powerful athletic performances happening in Brazil even as we write this, we are making this free guide available to our power users first. If you don’t receive an invitation by August 10 and want to get in the game, send us an email and we’ll add you to our Rio 2016 roster.

Good luck and best wishes to athletes (and wordsmiths) everywhere who strive for perfection and glory. We’re thrilled to cheer as you chase those dreams.

The Lingofy Team