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English translation: Olympic lap

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Spanish term or phrase:vuelta olimpica
English translation:Olympic lap
Entered by: Andrea Bullrich
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23:51 Aug 3, 2001
Spanish to English translations [Non-PRO]
Spanish term or phrase: vuelta olimpica
Los jugadores emocionados dieron la vuelta olimpica
sibi
Olympic lap
Explanation:
I'm copying some references. You can even see a pic of Pelé on an Olymplic lap! :-)

Good luck!




"Pelé on his olympic lap after that glorious game."
(http://www.isfa.com/server/web/pele/english/pele_pictures_sf...

"Schedule of Events

9:15 Prepare for Parade

* Parade of Nations to Flagpole Area

Opening Ceremonies

* Pledge of Allegiance

*Ceremonial Olympic Lap by Torch Bearers

* Torch Lighting"
(http://www.east-china.k12.mi.us/wse/field day.htm)
Selected response from:

David Meléndez Tormen
Spain
Local time: 14:58
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Summary of answers provided
na +5Olympic lap
David Meléndez Tormen
na +1the thrilled/joyous players took a victory lapErica Gilligan
na +1my readMarcus Malabad


  

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21 mins peer agreement (net): +1
my read


Explanation:
'dar la vuelta' means to skirt or go around somebody or something so a loose translation of your sentence could be: "The thrilled players made a gripping/exhilarating getaway [to avoid something]" (Olympic in the sense of 'big' doesn't seem to fit stylistically)

my two centavos...

Marcus Malabad
Canada
Local time: 14:58
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in TagalogTagalog
PRO pts in pair: 458

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Davorka Grgic: Also correct in given context.
11 mins
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27 mins peer agreement (net): +5
Olympic lap


Explanation:
I'm copying some references. You can even see a pic of Pelé on an Olymplic lap! :-)

Good luck!




"Pelé on his olympic lap after that glorious game."
(http://www.isfa.com/server/web/pele/english/pele_pictures_sf...

"Schedule of Events

9:15 Prepare for Parade

* Parade of Nations to Flagpole Area

Opening Ceremonies

* Pledge of Allegiance

*Ceremonial Olympic Lap by Torch Bearers

* Torch Lighting"
(http://www.east-china.k12.mi.us/wse/field day.htm)

David Meléndez Tormen
Spain
Local time: 14:58
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in pair: 475

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Davorka Grgic: That´s it.
4 mins

agree  Marcus Malabad: scrap the juvenile answer above, David just got the gold
8 mins

agree  xxxtazdog
44 mins

agree  AMIN
6 hrs

agree  Terry Burgess: Yep!...again:-)
9 hrs

disagree  Erica Gilligan: To me, olympic lap refers just to the olympic games
10 hrs

agree  Andrea Bullrich
1 day 5 hrs
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10 hrs peer agreement (net): +1
the thrilled/joyous players took a victory lap


Explanation:
See, for instance,

Lewis, Carl, 1961-
One more victory lap : "my personal diary of an Olympic year" / Carl Lewis ; written with Jeffrey Marx.
Santa Monica, CA : Athletics International, c1996.

and

Looking for Purpose Beyond a Victory Lap
There was probably no sharper contrast of images at the Olympic Games than the distinct ways in which the United States' men's 4x100 meter relay team celebrated their victory and Australian 400 meter gold medallist Cathy Freeman celebrated hers.

"Victory lap" sounds more appropriate to me since it can apply to all sports and not necessarily in an olympic event.




    Reference: http://einsys.einpgh.org:8888/MARION/AGD-2957
    Reference: http://www.africana.com/Column/bl_fairgame_08.htm
Erica Gilligan
Local time: 09:58
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 8

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Andrea Bullrich: This is a good option, but at least in Argentina it is usual for players to do a "vuelta olímpica" after any soccer game
19 hrs
  -> Exactly, but even if in Spanish we say 'olimpica' in English it would be victory lap
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