English translation: High Performance Sport Representative
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08:59 Dec 8, 2010
German to English translations [PRO] Social Sciences - Education / Pedagogy
German term or phrase:Spitzensportbeauftragter
A person in a text is referred to as the Spitzensportbeauftragter of a German university.
Have come up with all sorts of solutions, none very exciting - high performance sports representative; top athletes councillor .
TIA for your help
tx for linking this usage. I only knew of the plural use in compounds but had to see that even Merriam-Webster does not object to this singular use. Perhaps a big pond divide - for with "UK" I get about three times as many "sports" as I get "sport" in compounds. Regards.
What about professional sport for Spitzensport? Beauftragter doesn't necessarily have to be 'representative', can be someone responsible for something, so perhaps 'commissioner' or 'head of'? Commissioner for professional sports (liason?) or head of professional sports.
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High Performance Sport Representative
Explanation: It depends on their function: coordinator/director/agent.
Hayley Haupt United States Local time: 03:37 Works in field Native speaker of: English PRO pts in category: 4