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Deeds not words stand out at the Copa de España

For Osasuna Magna, their Copa de España 2019 campaign would end at the semi-final stage, with eventual winners Barça Lassa proving too strong in a 3-1 reverse. The Osasuna players, having given everything for the cause, were milling around the court disconsolately, heads bowed, until a wave of noise burst them out of their stupor. […]

‘Blockchain’ in sport: the pathway towards a new business model?

Onuba Comms’ consultant Miguel Ángel Fernández de Gracia attended this week’s ‘Blocks & Breakfast’ event in the Spanish capital Madrid, where the likes of Óscar Yáñez (Management, Risk & IT Consulting, Grant Thornton); Ana Rosell (CEO, AR10 agency & President, CD Tacón football club); Toni Moral (CEO & Founder, Tookens Blockchain Technology); Jesús Pérez Ramos […]

‘The right side makes a wall’. What can go wrong with machine translation?

The dangers of machine translation: don’t get caught offside! “Translating football texts? Pfff, that’s easy, every player says the same things!” This kind of oversimplified dismissal of an unfamiliar subject is all too common, and the beautiful game – dubbed by the ex-Argentina international and would-be philosopher Jorge Valdano as “that most important of less […]

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Three keys to football interpreting success

Many a football-loving interpreter will often have harboured dreams of interpreting for their idols, after all, you can’t really ask for much more when, instead of being a real slog, preparation for a forthcoming assignment requires you to be up to date with the latest goings-on in the world of football! However, what exactly does […]

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NICK AITKEN NICK@ONUBA-COMMS.COM On the back of 15 years’ proofreading, translating and coordinating multilingual content for major sporting organisations, including UEFA Communications,, European Athletics, She Kicks magazine and The Press Association, Nick founded Onuba Comms in July 2018. Having previously worked as UEFA’s correspondent coordinator, Nick’s contacts’ list extends to sports professionals in 55 […]

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