[AP]NBA 的帕克协助圣火开启前往巴黎的旅程

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美联社

2024 年 5 月 9 日,上午 06:49 东部时间

法国马赛——周四,火炬手们穿越了法国南部港口城市马赛的街道,此前一天,火炬在一艘雄伟的三桅船上抵达,参加欢迎仪式。

火炬在全国范围内进行为期 11 周的旅程,约有 10,000 名火炬手穿过 450 多个城镇,直至 7 月 26 日在巴黎举行的奥运会开幕式。

前足球运动员巴西尔·博利于 20 世纪 90 年代在马赛队效力,他从俯瞰马赛和地中海的圣母院大教堂开启了周四的传递仪式。

“我感到非常自豪,”博利说。“你感觉自己站在世界之巅,因为奥运圣火带来了特殊的激情。……这是运动的象征。”

NBA 名人堂成员托尼·帕克随后接过接力棒。在附近拥挤的海滩上,游泳者和日光浴者在圣火经过时为火炬手欢呼。

一名击剑冠军、一名滑板运动员、一名米其林星级厨师和一名喜剧演员也被选为火炬手。<p lang=“en” dir=“ltr”>前 NBA 球星托尼·帕克在 2024 年巴黎奥运会前夕,手持奥运圣火穿过马赛的街道,人群为他欢呼。 pic.twitter.com/Z4xnDI5qPD— 美联社 (@AP) 2024 年 5 月 9 日

“让我们为一场盛大的庆祝活动做好准备,”巴黎奥运会组委会主席托尼·埃斯唐盖说。“奥运会回到了我们国家。……让我们与全国数百万民众共享这个盛大的庆祝时刻。”

参与者计划整天跑过城市的地标,将火炬带到著名的维洛德罗姆球场的屋顶,那里是马赛狂热足球迷的主场。科特迪瓦的迪迪埃·德罗巴曾是马赛俱乐部的明星球员,他将作为当天的最后一棒火炬手,并预计将点燃奥运圣火台。

体育部长阿梅莉·乌迪亚-卡斯特拉说:“能够给法国人民带来那种自豪感,并向全世界展示我们的成就能力,这真是太棒了,”她补充说,“我们将给全世界带来快乐。”

其中一名火炬手是乌克兰体操运动员玛丽亚·维索昌斯卡,她在 2020 年欧洲锦标赛上赢得两枚金牌,并在东京奥运会上参赛。她的加入表达了与乌克兰的团结,也是一项象征性姿态,标志着每年 5 月 9 日的欧洲日。维索昌斯卡将率领由所有欧盟成员国组成的 27 名其他运动员。

维索昌斯卡说:“我很难用语言表达我经历的所有情绪,”“我感到自豪和无比的幸福,乌克兰成为 [与欧盟国家一起传递火炬的] 第 28 个国家,而且队长让我担任奥运火炬手,这让我倍感荣幸。”

维索昌斯卡的参与具有个人意义:她的父亲自 2015 年以来一直在战斗,一年后,俄罗斯的侵略行为从克里米亚半岛的非法吞并开始,随后在乌克兰东部爆发了武装冲突。她的父亲参加了为期 242 天的顿涅茨克机场战役,在该战役中他头部受伤。在目前被俄罗斯占领的城市顿涅茨克,为机场而战的士兵在乌克兰被昵称为“半机械人”,因为他们长时间地坚守阵地。

据市长贝努瓦·帕扬称,周三马赛庆祝圣火的到来,有超过 230,000 人参加了在旧港举行的仪式。

比赛期间,帆船比赛和一些足球比赛将在马赛举行。

原文如下:

NBA’s Parker helps start torch’s journey to Paris

[Image] Associated Press

May 9, 2024, 06:49 AM ET

MARSEILLE, France – Torchbearers carried the Olympic flame through the streets of France’s southern port city of Marseille on Thursday, a day after it arrived on a majestic three-mast ship for a welcoming ceremony.

The torch is on an 11-week journey across the country with about 10,000 bearers passing through more than 450 towns until the Games’ opening ceremony in Paris on July 26.

Former soccer player Basile Boli, who played with the Marseille team in the 1990s, kicked off Thursday’s relay from the Notre Dame de la Garde basilica that overlooks Marseille and the Mediterranean.

“I’m very proud,” Boli said. “You feel like you’re on top of the world, because with an Olympic flame there’s a special fervor. … It’s the symbol of sport.”

NBA Hall of Famer Tony Parker then took his turn in the relay. On a nearby crowded beach, swimmers and sunbathers cheered the torchbearers as the flame passed.

A fencing champion, a skateboarder, a Michelin-starred chef and a comedian were also chosen to carry the flame.<p lang=“en” dir=“ltr”>Ex-NBA star Tony Parker carried the Olympic flame through the streets of Marseille as the crowds cheered him on ahead of 2024 Paris Olympics. pic.twitter.com/Z4xnDI5qPD— The Associated Press (@AP) May 9, 2024

“Let’s go for a fantastic celebration,” said Tony Estanguet, president of the Paris Olympics organizing committee. “The Games are back in our country. … Let’s share this fantastic moment of celebration with millions of people in the country.”

Participants were scheduled to run all day past landmarks in the city to bring the torch to the roof of the famed Stade Velodrome, home to Marseille’s passionate soccer fans. Ivory Coast’s Didier Drogba, a former star player for the Marseille club, will be the last torchbearer of the day and is expected to light the Olympic cauldron.

“It’s fantastic to give that sense of pride to the French people and to show to the whole world what we’re capable to achieve,” Sports Minister Amélie Oudéa-Castéra said, adding, “We’re going to give happiness to the whole world.”

One of the torchbearers is Ukrainian gymnast Mariia Vysochanska, who won two gold medals at the 2020 European championships and competed at the Olympic Games in Tokyo. Her inclusion was an expression of solidarity with Ukraine and a symbolic gesture to mark Europe Day, which falls on May 9 each year. Vysochanska will lead a group of 27 other athletes who represent all European Union member states.

“It is very hard to put all the emotions I experience into words,” Vysochanska said. “I feel pride and incredible happiness that Ukraine became the 28th country [to carry the flame with EU countries] and that the captain has honored me by letting me carry the Olympic flame.”

Vysochanska’s participation holds personal significance: Her father has been fighting since 2015, a year after Russia’s aggression first started with the illegal annexation of Crimea and was followed by armed conflict in eastern Ukraine. Her father participated in the 242-day-long battle for Donetsk airport, where he received a head injury. Soldiers who defended the airport in the currently Russian-occupied city of Donetsk were dubbed “cyborgs” in Ukraine for holding the position for such a long time.

Marseille on Wednesday celebrated the flame’s arrival, with more than 230,000 people attending the ceremony in the Old Port, according to the city’s mayor, Benoît Payan.

During the Games, the sailing competition and some soccer matches will be held in Marseille.

via 美联社