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yuxi 发表于 2008-8-25 11:12 AM

zz NBC Scripts after the closing party by anchor Bob Costas

发信人:&nbsp;dude&nbsp;(lost),&nbsp;信区:&nbsp;Olympics<br>标&nbsp;&nbsp;题:&nbsp;NBC社论transcript<br>发信站:&nbsp;BBS&nbsp;未名空间站&nbsp;(Mon&nbsp;Aug&nbsp;25&nbsp;05:08:58&nbsp;2008)<br><br>Well,&nbsp;just&nbsp;as&nbsp;the&nbsp;marathon&nbsp;was&nbsp;one&nbsp;of&nbsp;the&nbsp;concluding&nbsp;events&nbsp;of&nbsp;the&nbsp;Olympic&nbsp;<br>Games,&nbsp;we&nbsp;are&nbsp;now&nbsp;bringing&nbsp;our&nbsp;broadcast&nbsp;marathon&nbsp;to&nbsp;a&nbsp;close.&nbsp;Beyond&nbsp;the&nbsp;<br>competitive&nbsp;drama,&nbsp;every&nbsp;Olympics&nbsp;provides&nbsp;a&nbsp;snapshot&nbsp;of&nbsp;a&nbsp;city&nbsp;and&nbsp;a&nbsp;<br>country&nbsp;at&nbsp;a&nbsp;point&nbsp;in&nbsp;time.&nbsp;This&nbsp;one&nbsp;was&nbsp;more&nbsp;compelling&nbsp;than&nbsp;most,&nbsp;since&nbsp;<br>China's&nbsp;rise&nbsp;and&nbsp;its&nbsp;ongoing&nbsp;transformation&nbsp;is&nbsp;the&nbsp;global&nbsp;story,&nbsp;not&nbsp;only&nbsp;of<br>&nbsp;the&nbsp;moment,&nbsp;but&nbsp;likely&nbsp;of&nbsp;the&nbsp;foreseeable&nbsp;future.&nbsp;These&nbsp;Olympics&nbsp;were&nbsp;a&nbsp;<br>milestone&nbsp;in&nbsp;that&nbsp;still&nbsp;unfolding&nbsp;story.&nbsp;And&nbsp;while&nbsp;history&nbsp;will&nbsp;tell&nbsp;us&nbsp;<br>whether&nbsp;or&nbsp;not&nbsp;the&nbsp;Olympics&nbsp;provided&nbsp;China&nbsp;with&nbsp;the&nbsp;confidence&nbsp;to&nbsp;not&nbsp;only&nbsp;<br>build&nbsp;on&nbsp;its&nbsp;considerable&nbsp;strengths,&nbsp;but&nbsp;also&nbsp;to&nbsp;address&nbsp;its&nbsp;considerable&nbsp;<br>problems.&nbsp;This&nbsp;much&nbsp;we&nbsp;know.This&nbsp;is&nbsp;a&nbsp;country&nbsp;so&nbsp;vast,&nbsp;a&nbsp;people&nbsp;with&nbsp;lives&nbsp;<br>so&nbsp;varied&nbsp;and&nbsp;a&nbsp;history&nbsp;so&nbsp;rich&nbsp;and&nbsp;complex&nbsp;that&nbsp;no&nbsp;visitor&nbsp;can&nbsp;fully&nbsp;grasp&nbsp;<br>it.&nbsp;Still,&nbsp;of&nbsp;these&nbsp;Games,&nbsp;no&nbsp;advanced&nbsp;degree&nbsp;&nbsp;in&nbsp;international&nbsp;relations&nbsp;<br>was&nbsp;required&nbsp;to&nbsp;appreciate&nbsp;the&nbsp;genuine&nbsp;warmth&nbsp;of&nbsp;the&nbsp;Chinese&nbsp;people,&nbsp;the&nbsp;<br>honest&nbsp;pride&nbsp;in&nbsp;their&nbsp;country&nbsp;and&nbsp;how&nbsp;seriously&nbsp;Chinese&nbsp;citizens,&nbsp;famous&nbsp;<br>Olympians,&nbsp;to&nbsp;everyday&nbsp;men&nbsp;and&nbsp;women,&nbsp;took&nbsp;this&nbsp;chance&nbsp;to&nbsp;show&nbsp;themselves&nbsp;to<br>&nbsp;the&nbsp;world.All&nbsp;Olympics&nbsp;are&nbsp;important&nbsp;to&nbsp;the&nbsp;host&nbsp;city.&nbsp;These&nbsp;Games&nbsp;were&nbsp;<br>monumentally&nbsp;important&nbsp;to&nbsp;the&nbsp;host&nbsp;nation,&nbsp;which&nbsp;happens&nbsp;to&nbsp;be&nbsp;home&nbsp;to&nbsp;1/5&nbsp;<br>of&nbsp;humanity.&nbsp;All&nbsp;that&nbsp;said,&nbsp;just&nbsp;as&nbsp;these&nbsp;Olympics&nbsp;were&nbsp;significant&nbsp;<br>politically,&nbsp;they&nbsp;were&nbsp;also&nbsp;very&nbsp;significant&nbsp;competitively.&nbsp;Beijing&nbsp;turned&nbsp;<br>out&nbsp;to&nbsp;be&nbsp;among&nbsp;the&nbsp;most&nbsp;memorable&nbsp;Olympics&nbsp;ever.One&nbsp;headline&nbsp;was&nbsp;<br>anticipated&nbsp;before&nbsp;the&nbsp;Games&nbsp;began,&nbsp;and&nbsp;then&nbsp;verified&nbsp;here.&nbsp;For&nbsp;the&nbsp;first&nbsp;<br>time&nbsp;since&nbsp;the&nbsp;fall&nbsp;of&nbsp;the&nbsp;Berlin&nbsp;Wall,&nbsp;an&nbsp;ongoing&nbsp;Olympic&nbsp;rivalry&nbsp;shapes&nbsp;up<br>.&nbsp;In&nbsp;Beijing,&nbsp;the&nbsp;U.S.&nbsp;won&nbsp;110&nbsp;medals-the&nbsp;most&nbsp;it's&nbsp;ever&nbsp;won&nbsp;at&nbsp;a&nbsp;non-<br>American&nbsp;Olympics.&nbsp;But&nbsp;China,&nbsp;second&nbsp;in&nbsp;the&nbsp;overall&nbsp;count,&nbsp;easily&nbsp;won&nbsp;the&nbsp;<br>most&nbsp;golds&nbsp;here,&nbsp;and&nbsp;the&nbsp;most&nbsp;by&nbsp;any&nbsp;country&nbsp;since&nbsp;the&nbsp;old&nbsp;Soviet&nbsp;Union&nbsp;in&nbsp;<br>1988.&nbsp;Many&nbsp;of&nbsp;China's&nbsp;triumphs&nbsp;went&nbsp;beyond&nbsp;excellence.&nbsp;Their&nbsp;perfection&nbsp;and&nbsp;<br>precision,&nbsp;simply&nbsp;beautiful&nbsp;to&nbsp;behold.&nbsp;China&nbsp;is&nbsp;now&nbsp;a&nbsp;sports&nbsp;power&nbsp;with&nbsp;a&nbsp;<br>sophisticated&nbsp;state-supported&nbsp;sports&nbsp;system.&nbsp;They&nbsp;will&nbsp;be&nbsp;at&nbsp;or&nbsp;near&nbsp;the&nbsp;top<br>&nbsp;of&nbsp;the&nbsp;medal&nbsp;list&nbsp;at&nbsp;London&nbsp;and&nbsp;beyond.Meanwhile,&nbsp;the&nbsp;Americans&nbsp;had&nbsp;plenty&nbsp;<br>to&nbsp;cheer&nbsp;about.&nbsp;Beach&nbsp;volleyball&nbsp;pairs&nbsp;both&nbsp;prevailing,&nbsp;Nastia&nbsp;Liukin&nbsp;and&nbsp;<br>Shawn&nbsp;Johnson&nbsp;winning&nbsp;gold&nbsp;and&nbsp;winning&nbsp;hearts,&nbsp;the&nbsp;men's&nbsp;basketball&nbsp;team&nbsp;<br>doing&nbsp;exactly&nbsp;what&nbsp;they&nbsp;set&nbsp;out&nbsp;to&nbsp;do-winning,&nbsp;yes-but&nbsp;also&nbsp;redeem&nbsp;and&nbsp;<br>redefine&nbsp;the&nbsp;image&nbsp;and&nbsp;purpose&nbsp;of&nbsp;the&nbsp;U.S.&nbsp;program.These&nbsp;Games&nbsp;reached&nbsp;<br>multiple&nbsp;crescendos.&nbsp;From&nbsp;the&nbsp;beginning,&nbsp;there&nbsp;was&nbsp;Michael&nbsp;Phelps,&nbsp;who&nbsp;now&nbsp;<br>ranks&nbsp;among&nbsp;the&nbsp;very&nbsp;greatest&nbsp;Olympians&nbsp;ever&nbsp;and&nbsp;who&nbsp;is&nbsp;also&nbsp;now&nbsp;in&nbsp;the&nbsp;top&nbsp;<br>tier&nbsp;of&nbsp;the&nbsp;best&nbsp;and&nbsp;most&nbsp;popular&nbsp;contemporary&nbsp;athletes&nbsp;in&nbsp;any&nbsp;sport-unheard<br>&nbsp;of&nbsp;for&nbsp;a&nbsp;swimmer,&nbsp;until&nbsp;Phelps.Just&nbsp;about&nbsp;the&nbsp;time&nbsp;Phelps&nbsp;left&nbsp;the&nbsp;pool,&nbsp;a&nbsp;<br>Jamaican&nbsp;jet&nbsp;zoomed&nbsp;over&nbsp;the&nbsp;track.&nbsp;The&nbsp;sprints&nbsp;are&nbsp;supposed&nbsp;to&nbsp;be&nbsp;decided&nbsp;<br>by&nbsp;blinks&nbsp;of&nbsp;an&nbsp;eye,&nbsp;not&nbsp;by&nbsp;bolts&nbsp;of&nbsp;speed&nbsp;so&nbsp;astonishing&nbsp;that,&nbsp;like&nbsp;the&nbsp;<br>spectators,&nbsp;the&nbsp;competitors&nbsp;can&nbsp;only&nbsp;marvel&nbsp;at&nbsp;the&nbsp;world's--&nbsp;and&nbsp;history's--<br>&nbsp;fastest&nbsp;man.&nbsp;More&nbsp;nations,&nbsp;204,&nbsp;participated&nbsp;here&nbsp;than&nbsp;in&nbsp;any&nbsp;Games&nbsp;before.<br>&nbsp;And&nbsp;more&nbsp;won&nbsp;medals,&nbsp;87,&nbsp;than&nbsp;ever&nbsp;before&nbsp;as&nbsp;well.But&nbsp;beyond&nbsp;the&nbsp;medal&nbsp;<br>podium,&nbsp;the&nbsp;Olympics&nbsp;remain&nbsp;a&nbsp;human&nbsp;panorama,&nbsp;with&nbsp;many&nbsp;also--&nbsp;ran&nbsp;finishes&nbsp;<br>and&nbsp;first-round&nbsp;eliminations,&nbsp;nonetheless&nbsp;representing&nbsp;epic&nbsp;personal&nbsp;stories<br>,&nbsp;only&nbsp;appreciated&nbsp;by&nbsp;the&nbsp;participants&nbsp;themselves&nbsp;and&nbsp;their&nbsp;families,&nbsp;<br>friends&nbsp;and&nbsp;countrymen.Theses&nbsp;Games&nbsp;began&nbsp;with&nbsp;Zhang&nbsp;Yimou's&nbsp;stunning&nbsp;<br>Opening&nbsp;Ceremony,&nbsp;so&nbsp;boldly&nbsp;conceived&nbsp;and&nbsp;brilliantly&nbsp;executed,&nbsp;that&nbsp;it&nbsp;set&nbsp;<br>a&nbsp;standard&nbsp;for&nbsp;such&nbsp;occasions&nbsp;unlikely&nbsp;to&nbsp;be&nbsp;equaled.&nbsp;And&nbsp;tonight,&nbsp;with&nbsp;more<br>&nbsp;theatrical&nbsp;touches,&nbsp;the&nbsp;curtain&nbsp;came&nbsp;down.&nbsp;So&nbsp;the&nbsp;people&nbsp;of&nbsp;the&nbsp;world&nbsp;came&nbsp;<br>to&nbsp;Beijing,&nbsp;and&nbsp;the&nbsp;people&nbsp;of&nbsp;China&nbsp;extended&nbsp;their&nbsp;hands.&nbsp;You&nbsp;don't&nbsp;have&nbsp;to&nbsp;<br>speak&nbsp;a&nbsp;word&nbsp;of&nbsp;Mandarin&nbsp;to&nbsp;understand&nbsp;that.I've&nbsp;been&nbsp;fortunate&nbsp;to&nbsp;be&nbsp;<br>involved&nbsp;with&nbsp;many&nbsp;memorable&nbsp;Olympics,&nbsp;and&nbsp;in&nbsp;many&nbsp;ways,&nbsp;this&nbsp;has&nbsp;been&nbsp;the&nbsp;<br>most&nbsp;memorable.&nbsp;In&nbsp;no&nbsp;small&nbsp;part,&nbsp;due&nbsp;to&nbsp;the&nbsp;efforts&nbsp;of&nbsp;the&nbsp;small&nbsp;army&nbsp;of&nbsp;<br>people&nbsp;who&nbsp;worked&nbsp;tirelessly&nbsp;to&nbsp;bring&nbsp;these&nbsp;Games&nbsp;home&nbsp;to&nbsp;you.&nbsp;For&nbsp;these&nbsp;<br>colleagues,&nbsp;I&nbsp;will&nbsp;always&nbsp;have&nbsp;enormous&nbsp;professional&nbsp;regard&nbsp;and&nbsp;personal&nbsp;<br>gratitude.The&nbsp;names&nbsp;of&nbsp;these&nbsp;talented&nbsp;men&nbsp;and&nbsp;women&nbsp;accompany&nbsp;this&nbsp;final&nbsp;<br>montage&nbsp;of&nbsp;the&nbsp;images&nbsp;of&nbsp;China&nbsp;and&nbsp;Olympic&nbsp;moments-moments&nbsp;we&nbsp;hope&nbsp;resonate&nbsp;<br>with&nbsp;you&nbsp;as&nbsp;they&nbsp;have&nbsp;with&nbsp;us.&nbsp;Good&nbsp;night,&nbsp;this&nbsp;one&nbsp;last&nbsp;time,&nbsp;from&nbsp;China.<br>--<br><br>※&nbsp;来源:·WWW&nbsp;未名空间站&nbsp;海外:&nbsp;mitbbs.com&nbsp;中国:&nbsp;mitbbs.cn·[FROM:&nbsp;69.232.]

together 发表于 2008-8-25 01:13 PM

very well written article

那一片俗 发表于 2008-8-25 02:37 PM

红老外!
顶一下!

chao 发表于 2008-8-25 04:19 PM

不错
很中肯的一篇评论

retro 发表于 2008-8-25 04:37 PM

全面,中立,无偏激偏见。鉴定完毕。顶好!

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