At the Olympics, journalist works in six languages: ‘Circus Act’


Fluent in six languages, journalist Philip Crowther surprised netizens while covering the Tokyo Olympics. This Monday (26), a video in which the professional uses his multilingual skills to present the news about the competition went viral on social networks. “My little circus act,” he joked about the case.

In the material, originally published by Crowther on his social networks, he showed excerpts from his appearances on broadcasters around the world about the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games, held on Friday (23). In about a minute, the journalist presented the news in Luxembourgish, German, Spanish, Portuguese, French and English.

Among the stations that rely on Philip’s services are the North American PBS; German DW and French EuroNews, which broadcasts information in 16 languages.

Born in Luxembourg, Europe, Crowther is the son of an Englishman and a German woman. “I learned to speak Luxembourgish with my friends, and I learned French very early, at school. In college, I added Spanish and Portuguese,” explained the journalist in an interview with North American ABC, in 2019.

On Twitter, platform users were surprised by the journalist’s skill. “The guy taking a freelance international correspondent on all channels,” joked Ronnie Pedra. “I wanted to be fluent in several languages ​​with this naturalness here,” added a user identified as Krishna.

Check out the video and the repercussions of the case: