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This is IN THE NEWS in VOA Special English.

这里是美国之音慢速英语新闻报道。

Seventeen thousand athletes and officials from more than two hundred countries will take part in the London Olympics.

来自两百多个国家的1万7千名运动员和官员将参加伦敦奥运会。

Hours before the opening ceremony Friday night, London's Big Ben rang for three minutes to welcome the Games. Also, President Obama's wife Michelle visited with the United States Olympic team. She is leading the American delegation at the twenty twelve Games.

周五晚上,开幕式前几个小时,伦敦大本钟鸣钟三分钟来庆祝奥运会。而且,奥巴马夫人米歇尔与美国奥运代表团会面,她带领美国代表团参加本届奥运会。

MICHELLE OBAMA: "Every few years these games bring pride, excitement and wonder to millions of people around the world, and that must mean so much to all of you, being part of giving so many people that much hope."

米歇尔·奥巴马:“每隔几年,这些比赛都会给全世界人民带来荣耀,兴奋以及惊叹。这就意味着,你们所有的人都是带来这一切的希望。”

The Republican Party's presidential candidate, Mitt Romney, is also in London.

共和党总统候选人米特·罗姆尼(Willard Mitt Romney)也在伦敦。

About thirty-six thousand British troops, police and private security guards will protect the Olympic sites and the streets of London and other cities. Officials had to deploy extra troops after the private security company G4S failed to keep its promise to provide ten thousand workers.

英国将出动包含安保军队,警察和私人保安在内的3万6千人保护奥运场馆,伦敦街道以及其他城市。在私人保安公司G4S对提供1万名工作人员的承诺食言后,英国官员不得不加派军队。

This year marks the fortieth anniversary of the attack by Palestinian gunmen at the Munich Games. Eleven Israelis were killed. The International Olympic Committee president decided against a moment of silence at the opening ceremony in London. The victims will be remembered at a separate event.

今年适逢巴勒斯坦枪手恐怖袭击慕尼黑奥运会40周年。11名以色列人遭遇不幸。国际奥委会主席决定在伦敦奥运会开幕仪式上不静默,但在每场比赛中,受害者都将被铭记在心。

Athletes at the London Games will compete in twenty-six sports.

伦敦奥运会上运动员将角逐26个体育项目。

Most eyes will be on American Michael Phelps when the first gold medals in swimming are awarded Saturday. He plans to swim in seven events in London. If he wins medals in three of them, he will break the all-time record for total Olympic medals. Former Soviet gymnast Larisa Latynina holds the record of eighteen.

当周六首批游泳金牌将出炉时,大多数的目光都将聚集在美国选手迈克尔·菲尔普斯(Michael Phelps)身上。他计划在伦敦奥运会上参加7项游泳比赛。如果他摘得其中的三枚奖牌,他将打破奥运会奖牌持有者的历史记录。前苏联体操运动员拉瑞萨· 拉提尼娜(Larisa Latynina)保持持有18枚奖牌的纪录。

A newcomer to the American swimming team, Missy Franklin, is also getting a lot of attention. She qualified for four individual events at only the age of seventeen.

美国游泳队的新星蜜茜·富兰克林(Missy Franklin)也备受关注。年仅17岁的她入围了4个个人单项的比赛。

The closing ceremony for the London Games is August twelfth.

伦敦奥运会将于8月12日闭幕。

The start of the Olympics is a high point for the sports world. But the week began on a low point for American college football in a case we first reported on last November.

奥运会的开始是体育界的一个高点。但因为我们去年11月首次报道过的美国大学橄榄球事件,本周以低点开始。

On Monday the governing group for college sports punished Penn State University for its failure to stop the sexual abuse of young boys by one of its coaches. The National Collegiate Athletic Association fined the university sixty million dollars. The NCAA also cancelled all Penn State football victories for the past fourteen seasons. It banned the team from competing in postseason bowl games for the next four years. And it reduced the number of scholarships that the university can offer.

上周一,由于宾夕法尼亚州立大学未能阻止其教练对男童实施性侵,高校体育管理组对该校进行了惩罚。全国大学体育协会(National Collegiate Athletic Association简称NCAA)对该大学罚款6千万美元。NCAA同时取消了该大学在过去14个赛季中的橄榄球获胜成绩,并禁止该大学参加未来4年争夺冠军的季后赛。另外还降低了该大学提供奖学金的数额。

Last month, a jury found former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky guilty of abusing ten young boys, sometimes on the Pennsylvania campus. The sixty-eight-year-old Sandusky faces sentencing in September. He could spend the rest of his life in prison.

上个月,陪审团裁定前教练助理杰里·桑达斯基(Jerry Sandusky)性侵10名男童罪名成立,该事件曾发生在宾州州立大学,68岁的桑达斯基面临9月的宣判,他可能在监狱里度过余生。

The NCAA sanctions mean former head coach Joe Paterno falls from first to fifth on the list of coaches with the most wins in major-college football. He lost his job last year over the Sandusky case and died in January at the age of eighty-five.

NCAA的裁决意味着前任主乔·帕特诺(Joe Paterno)的地位从美国大学橄榄球胜场最多的教练名单中的第一名下降到第五名。去年的桑达斯基的事件,他丢了工作,并于1月去世,享年85岁。

This is IN THE NEWS in VOA Special English.

Seventeen thousand athletes and officials from more than two hundred countries will take part in the London Olympics.

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Hours before the opening ceremony Friday night, London's Big Ben rang for three minutes to welcome the Games. Also, President Obama's wife Michelle visited with the United States Olympic team. She is leading the American delegation at the twenty twelve Games.

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First lady Michelle Obama poses with members of Team USA, 2012 Summer Olympics, London, July 27, 2012.

MICHELLE OBAMA: "Every few years these games bring pride, excitement and wonder to millions of people around the world, and that must mean so much to all of you, being part of giving so many people that much hope."

The Republican Party's presidential candidate, Mitt Romney, is also in London.

About thirty-six thousand British troops, police and private security guards will protect the Olympic sites and the streets of London and other cities. Officials had to deploy extra troops after the private security company G4S failed to keep its promise to provide ten thousand workers.

This year marks the fortieth anniversary of the attack by Palestinian gunmen at the Munich Games. Eleven Israelis were killed. The International Olympic Committee president decided against a moment of silence at the opening ceremony in London. The victims will be remembered at a separate event.

Athletes at the London Games will compete in twenty-six sports.

Most eyes will be on American Michael Phelps when the first gold medals in swimming are awarded Saturday. He plans to swim in seven events in London. If he wins medals in three of them, he will break the all-time record for total Olympic medals. Former Soviet gymnast Larisa Latynina holds the record of eighteen.

A newcomer to the American swimming team, Missy Franklin, is also getting a lot of attention. She qualified for four individual events at only the age of seventeen.

The closing ceremony for the London Games is August twelfth.

The start of the Olympics is a high point for the sports world. But the week began on a low point for American college football in a case we first reported on last November.

On Monday the governing group for college sports punished Penn State University for its failure to stop the sexual abuse of young boys by one of its coaches. The National Collegiate Athletic Association fined the university sixty million dollars. The NCAA also cancelled all Penn State football victories for the past fourteen seasons. It banned the team from competing in postseason bowl games for the next four years. And it reduced the number of scholarships that the university can offer.

Last month, a jury found former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky guilty of abusing ten young boys, sometimes on the Pennsylvania campus. The sixty-eight-year-old Sandusky faces sentencing in September. He could spend the rest of his life in prison.

The NCAA sanctions mean former head coach Joe Paterno falls from first to fifth on the list of coaches with the most wins in major-college football. He lost his job last year over the Sandusky case and died in January at the age of eighty-five.

And that's IN THE NEWS in VOA Special English. For all the news from the London Olympics, go to voanews.com. I'm Steve Ember.

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Contributing: Carla Babb


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