Breakdancing proposed for inclusion in Paris 2024 Olympics 霹靂舞被提議成為 2024 巴黎奧運會正式項目

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巴黎奧組委宣佈,霹靂舞已被提議成為 2024 年巴黎奧林匹克運動會的正式項目之一。巴黎奧組委向國際奧委會共提議了的四個新項目,其餘三項為衝浪、攀岩和滑板。除了霹靂舞以外,其它三個項目將在 2020 年東京奧運會的賽場上首次亮相。

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Breakdancing featured at the Youth Olympics in Buenos Aires last year. But the organisers of the Paris Games have now nominated it to be one of their chosen sports for 2024.

霹靂舞是去年布宜諾斯艾利斯青年奧林匹克運動會上的特別項目。但巴黎奧組委現已推薦它成為 2024 年的特選運動。

Surfing, skateboarding and sport climbing are also expected to feature alongside the more traditional summer events.

衝浪、滑板和運動攀岩都有望與更傳統的項目一併出現在夏季奧運賽場上。

The International Olympic Committee are committed to keeping the Games current and believe they have to evolve to remain relevant to a younger generation.

國際奧委會致力於保持奧運會的時代性,讓其緊跟當下,並認為要想貼近年輕一代,就必須與時俱進。

It’s also part of a long tradition of more eye-catching competitions at the modern Games, which have included over time such things as the horse long jump, solo synchronised swimming, the100m freestyle for Greek sailors and a swimming obstacle course.

這也是現代奧運會長期以來的一大傳統,那就是舉辦更多吸引人眼球的賽事,迄今為止這類項目包括騎馬跳遠、單人花樣游泳、希臘水手一百米自由泳以及游泳障礙賽。

1. 詞彙

breakdancing 霹靂舞
nominated 被提名,被推薦
surfing 衝浪
skateboarding 滑板
sport climbing 運動攀岩
events 比賽項目
keeping … current 緊跟當下、與時俱進
relevant 貼近,息息相關的
eye-catching 吸引眼球的
horse long jump 騎馬跳遠
solo synchronised swimming 單人花樣游泳
freestyle 自由泳

2. 閱讀理解:請在讀完上文後,回答下列問題 。

1. True or false? Breakdancing will be included in the 2024 Paris Olympic Games.

2. At which Olympic Games did breakdancing appear as an official event?

3. What do the International Olympic Committee believe they ought to do in order to remain relevant to younger people?

4. Which word in the text means 『to become an important part of something’?

3. 答案

1. True or false? Breakdancing will be included in the 2024 Paris Olympic Games.
False. It has been proposed, meaning recommended, for inclusion in the 2024 Paris Olympic Games.

2. At which Olympic Games did breakdancing appear as an official event?
Breakdancing appeared as an official event at the Youth Olympics in Buenos Aires last year.

3. What do the International Olympic Committee believe they ought to do in order to remain relevant to younger people?
The International Olympic Committee believe they have to evolve to remain relevant to the younger generation.

4. Which word in the text means 『to become an important part of something’?
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