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大学英语四六级晨读经典365:夏日激情篇 112 The Greatedst Athlete 最伟大的运动员(mp3)

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天才运动员索普是美国印第安酋长的后代,他在1912年斯德哥尔摩奥运会上夺得了两项冠军。
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112 The Greatedst Athlete 最伟大的运动员

Jim Thorpe was a hero after the 1912's Stockholm Olympics and a sad. bewildered man not too much later. Someone discovered that two years before the Olympics he had been paid a few dollars to play semiprofessional baseball. Though many amateur athletes had played for pay under false names, Thorpe had used his own name As a result. he was not technically an amateur when he competed at Stockholm as all Olympic athletes must be His Olympic medals and trophies were taken away from him and given to the runners-up Both men refused to take them. saying they really belonged to Thorpe. The medals and prizes were then placed in a museum in Lucerne. Switzerland. The records of Thorpe's victories were removed from the history of the Olympic Games. I was not very wise in the ways of the world." said Thorpe. and he then decided to give up amateur athletics for good.
1912年斯德哥尔摩奥运会后,吉姆·索普成了英雄,但没过多久,他就成了一个意志消沉而又迷惘的人。有人发现,举办奥运会两年前,他曾经为了为数不多的钱参加过半职业性的棒球比赛,许多业余运动员都用假名参赛赚钱,而索普却用了自己的真名;结果,从技术上讲,他在斯德哥尔摩参赛时,已经不是一名业余运动员了。而根据规定,所有参加奥运会的运动员都必须是业余选手,于是,他的奥运会奖牌和奖品被收回,发给第二名的获得者,那两个人都拒绝接受奖牌和奖品。他们说,奖章和奖品实际上属于索普。于是奖章和奖品就被存放在瑞士卢塞恩城博物馆中。索普获胜的记录也从奥运会的历史中删除了。索普说:“我对于世间人情世故不甚通达。”于是,他决定永远放弃业余运动员这一职业。

Several times. there was an attempt by Thorpe's admirers to have Congress return to him the trophies he had won in the 1912 Olympic Games. This project failed. But when sports reporters told newspaper readers that Jim Thorpe did not have enough money to buy a ticket to the 1932 Olympics. held in Los Angeles. thous,ands of people offered their own tickets to the man who had been the hero of Stockholm, and Thorpe was invited to sit in the Presidential Box with the Vice-President of the United States. When he needed an operation and it became known that he needed money for hospital expenses. gifts of money from all over the country brought him a fund of several thousand dollars.
索普的崇拜者们曾经多次试图让国会把索普在1912年奥运会上赢得的奖品退还给他,但这一计划皆以失败告终。但当体育新闻记者们告诉报纸读者说吉姆·索普没有钱买票去观看在洛杉矶举行的1932年奥运会时,成千上万的人把自己的票寄给这位昔日斯德哥尔摩奥运会上的英雄,索普还应邀和美国副总统一起坐在总统席上观看比赛。当得知他需要做手术且急需医疗费时,人们就从全国各地给他寄来数千美元的赠款。

In another election. the Associated Press found that 393 sports writers and broadcasters voted for him as the greatest athlete of the first fifty years of the twentieth ccncury. His total was almost as great as the combined score of the next three men in the pool.
在另一次选举中,据美联社统计,有393个体育专栏作家和体育节目广播员投票选举他为20世纪前50年里最伟大的运动员。他的总票数几乎和其后的三个当选者的票数之和相当。

About seventy years later. in October 1982, the International Olympic Committee decided to restore the amateur status and the two gold medals to this great American Indian athlete. And it was Mr Samaranch. President of the IOC. who personally presented the two medals to Thorpe's daughter and his grandson William Thorpe in Los Angeles in January 1983 Thus. Jim Thorpe, the greatest athlete of the modern times, is finally back Where he well deserves to be.
大约70年以后。在1982年10月,国际奥委会决定恢复这位伟大的美国印第安人运动员的业余运动员身份,并交还两枚金牌。1983年1月,国际奥委会主席萨马兰奇先生在洛杉矶亲自把那两枚金牌赠还给索普的女其儿和他的孙子威廉·索普。这样,吉姆·索普,这位现代最伟大的运动员终于恢复了他应有的地位。

英语词汇注释

bewildered adj. 困惑的
semiprofessional adj. 半职业性的
amateur adj. 业余的
runner-up n. (竞赛中的)第二名,亚军
trophy n. 奖品,战利品
deserve vi. 应该得到

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