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我平常很少在翻譯文章, 因為我的中文實在太爛啦, 但繼上一篇盧彥勳的報導讓大家了解我們的政府對於體育發展做了有多少之後, 我再打火趁熱, 再為大家翻譯一小部分國外對於台灣的報導(或嘲笑?)


 


以下這篇文章很值得讓我們台灣政府檢討


 


Forget China's 100 medals. The real winner of the Games was...


 


If you take into account national income - the best guide to Olympic success - the Dominican Republic outperformed us all


 



 







 



 




Wasn't it a great Olympics for Team GB, as I suppose we must call them? Fourth in the medals table - beating the Australians - is a fantastic achievement, isn't it?




No. There is another league table, published recently by the World Bank, which ranks countries by national income. And this bears a striking resemblance to the medals table. Nine of the top ten countries in the medals table are in the top 15 of the World Bank table; the exception is the Ukraine. Across all 87 countries to have won a medal, the correlation between the medals ranking and the GDP ranking is 0.41 - far higher than you would reasonably expect by accident.




上面這段提到, 獎牌排名前十的國家同時也是世界前十五最富有的國家(除了烏克蘭以外)




In this respect, the Beijing Olympics were not unusual. In a recent paper Hon-Kwong Lui and Wing Suen, two Chinese economists, showed that population and national income per person were “major determinants” of medals won in Olympics between 1952 and 2004.




人口跟國民平圴收入是鸁得獎牌的主要因素




The reason for this is trivially simple. The more people a country has, the more chance it has of producing a medallist. And the richer it is, the more able it is to invest in talent-spotting or in training facilities, and the more chance it has of its sports becoming Olympic events; as Matthew Syed pointed out in these pages, sailing gets lots of medals but kabaddi doesn't.




原因很簡單, 一個國家如果有更多人,就更有機會產生獎牌得主, 如果國家更有錢, 更就有能力投資在訓練器材上





Big economies should therefore get more medals than small ones. And they do.




所以大經濟體系的國家總是比小經濟的國家能拿到更多的獎牌




This suggests a different way of judging Olympic success. We should compare a nation's position in the medals table to its position in the GDP table.




所以我們應該比較國民平圴所得來判定國家的奧運成功與否




On this basis, Britain's performance was no better than respectable. Our fourth place in the medals table is just one place better than our position in the national income table. The notable fact about British Olympians is their underperformance in previous Games rather than huge outperformance in these.




By this measure, I'm sad to report, the Aussies did better than us. Their sixth position in the medals table is nine places better than their national income ranking. We can, though, take comfort in the fact that Germany - fifth in the medals table - underperformed relative to its economy.




So, who are the winners and losers by this standard? The winner is the Dominican Republic. Its one gold and one silver put it 47th in the medals table, while its puny economy is only the 179th in the world. Mongolia, Zimbabwe and Jamaica also did well




所以真正的鸁家應該是多明尼哥, 它有一金一銀, 在獎牌排名上是47名, 但他的世界經濟排名卻是第179名




The loser is Taiwan. It has the 17th biggest economy in the world, but came a mere 79th in the medals table.




而真正的輸家是台灣, 它有世界排名第17名的經濟, 但獎牌排名卻只排第79名




 


剩下的全文在timesonline


 


話說回來, 台灣有排名到第17名嗎???我怎麼覺得最近景氣很差啊,


 


還是他們把黑心政客們滙到國外銀行的幾十億也算進去了呢?


 




 


【Annie】冰藍入手 says:
那篇盧彥勳報導真的很棒,看完眼睛會有微濕的感覺
John~李格西早點出來吧! says:
你的哭點那麼低啊
【Annie】冰藍入手 says:
最近太感性
John~李格西早點出來吧! says:
來我家時, 我再拿書給你吧
【Annie】冰藍入手 says:
不過感覺好像除了政府,好像也幫不上忙齁
John~李格西早點出來吧! says:
我昨天終於收到書了
【Annie】冰藍入手 says:
OK
John~李格西早點出來吧! says:
其實偷偷私底下跟你講
John~李格西早點出來吧! says:
盧彥勳算是男子裡面還過得去的, 畢竟他實力夠堅強可以自己賺
John~李格西早點出來吧! says:
像年輕剛出道的小選手楊宗樺才是更需要被幫忙的
【Annie】冰藍入手 says:
所以如果他提升,其他的人也能連帶受到重視吧
【Annie】冰藍入手 says:
畢竟台灣根本不重視網球
John~李格西早點出來吧! says:
對啊
John~李格西早點出來吧! says:
反正景氣那麼差
【Annie】冰藍入手 says:
第一次看網球的時候看到全瑛大說,挖,幾十年前來打也是這個場地耶
【Annie】冰藍入手 says:
聽到就覺得很丟臉
John~李格西早點出來吧! says:
這種報導其實說真的, 雖然感動, 但也幫不上什麼忙, 我覺得
【Annie】冰藍入手 says:
對啊
John~李格西早點出來吧! says:
因為還是要靠大企業
John~李格西早點出來吧! says:
的贊助
【Annie】冰藍入手 says:
唉,真的
John~李格西早點出來吧! says:
所以除非他打出美國公開賽的冠軍
John~李格西早點出來吧! says:
才會被注意
John~李格西早點出來吧! says:
就像王建民一樣
John~李格西早點出來吧! says:
到時就又很多人來錦上添花了
【Annie】冰藍入手 says:
那盧彥勳可能冠軍前要先去驗血,不然一成名就變韓國人了
John~李格西早點出來吧! says:
台灣的生意人是短視的
John~李格西早點出來吧! says:
所以這情況是不會改進的
John~李格西早點出來吧! says:
等一下我再寫一篇更有趣的報導給你們看
【Annie】冰藍入手 says:
我想也是,所以叫宇佐趕快加油,不要再享受SPA了
John~李格西早點出來吧! says:
他還在德國復健中
John~李格西早點出來吧! says:
好 , 閉
【Annie】冰藍入手 says:

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  • J
  • 至少人家稱我們是台灣,不是Chinese Taipei

    如題
  • 綠~ 下定決心當魔女..
  • 李昆雨林~ 你的"叫小"好~ 我呸服~ [中國人都好仮]
  • Jaz
  • 國家要強,體育要強。

    唉~

    其實盧彥勳雖然現在還算有能力,不過選手的生涯和一般人不同,現在不努力賺,等過了35以後,接下來的幾十年是要怎麼過?
    國家有給保障收入、退休規劃,還是退休金嗎?
    有時候看看簪家人,也真不知道該說什麼,畢竟未來真的很長,要撈不趁現在,以後幾十年怎麼過啊?
    A鵬、A妹也是很需要贊助,因為謝小薇沒啥贊助,謝小薇又一直拿錢出來贊助自己弟弟,我很擔心他退休啊!
    請企業踴躍贊助選手吧!
    不過選手生活之後,未來還有幾十年~幾十年要活啊!
  • 小惡魔的媽
  • 因為你們(台灣加油隊)~我認識了網球~知道了好多的選手~雖然那天盧彥勳無法再晉級~但是感覺到了他的努力~每一篇新聞報導都有去看~有感受到亞洲一哥的魅力~呵
  • cheevan
  • 昆霖兄可否借轉此文至ptt的奧運板?
  • 好久不見啦, 當然沒問題

    kunlinjohnlee 於 2008/08/27 20:51 回覆