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Record number nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

 

 

A record 199 candidates have been nominated for the 2005 Nobel Peace Prize including Ukraine’s President Viktor Yushchenko, former Secretary of State Colin Powell and the ailing Pope.

共有199位候选人获得2005年诺贝尔和平奖提名,人数之众前所未有,其中包括乌克兰总统维克托·尤先科,美国前国务卿科林·鲍威尔和卧病在床的罗马教皇。

This tops the previous record of 194 set last year, when the $1.45 million prize went to Kenyan green activist Wangari Maathai.

此次参与角逐诺贝尔和平奖的人数打破了去年194人的记录,去年,肯尼亚环境保护者旺加里·马塔伊最终捧走了145万美元的大奖。

"Nominations have come from all around the world and with a broad scope of interest," Geir Lundestad, director of the Norwegian Nobel Institute, told reporters Thursday.

今年的提名来自世界各地,涉及的领域也很广。挪威诺贝尔委员会理事杰尔·朗德斯泰德本周四对记者说。

Each year the prize is handed out at a ceremony in Oslo on Dec. 10, the date on which Alfred Nobel, who founded the prize, died in 1896.

每年的12月10日,这一奖项都会在挪威首都奥斯陆举行的颁奖典礼上颁发。1896年12月10日,诺贝尔奖创始人阿尔佛雷德·诺贝尔与世长辞。

The awards committee never reveals any of the candidates but names are sometimes leaked by those eligible to make nominations including members of parliament, Nobel laureates and academics.

评奖委员会从未透露过任何关于获得提名的候选人的信息,但有时他们的名字会从有资格提名候选人的机构或个人处走露风声,比如国会议员、往届诺贝尔奖获得者和学术界人士。

This year’s list includes 36 organizations such as the International Atomic Energy Agency, in the 60th anniversary year of the atomic bombing of the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in World War II.

今年的名单包括36个组织,比如国际原子能机构,今年正是二战中日本广岛和长崎遭原子弹轰炸60周年纪念。

Also on this year’s list are Indian spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, Israeli nuclear whistleblower Mordechai Vanunu and Irish rock star Bono.

今年榜上有名的还有印度精神领袖珊卡·斯力·斯力·拉唯大师,以色列核泄密者莫迪凯·瓦努努和爱尔兰摇滚明星波诺。

Lundestad said people in the United States, Germany, Sweden and Norway were the most frequent nominators and the committee members had added a "significant number" to the list this week, at their first meeting of the year.

朗德斯泰德说,美国、德国、瑞典和挪威是提名最为积极的几个国家。在今年的第一次会议上,委员会成员们在候选人名单上又增加了一大批候选人。

Some Nobel watchers believe the 2005 award will go to someone involved with relief efforts after the Dec. 26 tsunami in the Indian Ocean.

一些关注诺贝尔奖的专家认为,2005年的诺贝尔奖将授予为12月26日印度洋海啸后的赈灾活动做出贡献的人。

The nomination procedure allows a wide range of people to be put forward for the prize. Previous candidates included Nazi leader Adolf Hitler and former Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic.

提名程序允许不同领域的很多人士冲击诺贝尔奖,以前的候选人还包括纳粹领导人阿道夫·希特勒和南斯拉夫联盟前总统斯洛伯丹·米洛舍维奇。

 


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