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更新时间:2013/8/24 13:18:47 来源:本站原创 作者:佚名

第十四届世界田径锦标赛刚刚在莫斯科结束,飞人博尔特共获三枚金牌。在未来几年里,俄罗斯将迎来一系列国际体育大型赛事。国际田联主席称此次赛事为“精彩的庆祝”。

Usain Bolt's brief address appreciated by his audience inside the Luzhniki stadium, where the atmosphere significantly improved after a flat opening few days. People came in relatively large numbers.

There was vociferous support for Russian competitors. With more gold medals than any other nation there was plenty for the home fans to shout about. This is a country where athletics has not been a popular spectator sport. Maybe this event has helped change that.

This has also been a championships without a major drugs scandal. Doping controversies had marred the build-up.

There was one issue which stubbornly refused to go away. Some foreign athletes openly protested against Russia's law banning the promotion of gay and lesbian relations.

The country's sports minister said the whole topic had been blown out of proportion by the Western media. But with the Sochi Winter Olympics just six months away this contentious subject is set to linger.

Quiz 听力测验

1. True or false? Russian athletes received lots of support.
True.

2. True or false? One of the most popular spectator sports in Russia is athletics.
False. Athletics has not been a popular spectator sport in Russia.

3. What was the issue that refused to go away?
People's reaction to Russia's law banning the promotion of gay and lesbian relations.

4. What did Russia's sports minister say about the stubborn issue?
The sports minister said the whole topic had been blown out of proportion by the Western media.

Glossary 词汇表

address (对观众的)广播讲话
flat 乏味无聊的
vociferous 大声的、高昂的(表达观点)
shout about 感到高兴、兴奋
spectator sport 观赏性体育运动
major 严重的,大的
marred 破坏了
stubbornly 难以解决的,顽固的
blown out of proportion夸大了(某事的)严重性
contentious 引起争议的
linger 继续存留

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