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Oxford brainbox team stripped of TV quiz title 益智問答節目取消牛津大學冠軍頭銜

Bicycles are seen outside Radcliffe Camera, part of the Bodleian Library, first opened to scholars in 1602 at Oxford University in Oxford, England, on Oct. 17, 2008.
二OO八年十月十七日,英國牛津大學包德利圖書館的瑞德克里夫拱頂建築外,停著數台腳踏車。該圖書館一六O二年時首度開放給學者使用。照片:美聯社

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A team from Oxford University, which won a British TV quiz thanks to a team member nicknamed the “Human Google,” was stripped of its title last Monday, the BBC said.

Team member Sam Kay broke the rules because he was working as an accountant when his team from Corpus Christi College beat Manchester University in the final of “University Challenge.”

Oxford won easily thanks to 26-year-old Gail Trimble, who scored two-thirds of her team’s points, but Manchester will now be given the title.

A BBC statement said: “The University Challenge rules are that students taking part must be registered at their university or college for the duration of the recording of the series.

“Corpus Christi broke this important rule where other universities and colleges taking part didn’t. We therefore find ourselves in the regrettable position of having no choice but to disqualify Corpus Christi from the final.”

Kay has apologized and said he did not intend to mislead anyone.

(Staff Writer, with AFP)

英國廣播公司報導,牛津大學因有個綽號「人腦Google」的隊員而在電視益智問答比賽中奪冠,但其冠軍頭銜上週一被取消。

在《大學挑戰賽》總決賽中擊敗曼徹斯特大學的科伯司克萊斯提學院,其隊員山姆.凱伊參賽時已是在職的會計師,因此違反了比賽規則。

牛津之所以能輕而易舉地贏得比賽,全都要歸�?G十六歲的�?D川波,她個人得分就佔了全隊三分之二,但如今曼徹斯特將繼位成為冠軍。

英國廣播公司發出一份聲明表示:「《大學挑戰賽》規則中明訂,參賽者在節目錄影期間,必須是大學或學院的在學生。」

「科伯司克萊斯提學院隊違反了這條重要規定,而其他參賽的大學或學院都遵守規定。因此,我們別無他法,必須遺憾地取消該學院隊決賽冠軍的資格。」

凱伊已對此事道歉,並表示欺瞞大眾並非他的本意。(法新社╱翻譯:袁星塵)

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University Challenge has been aired on British TV since 1962. It was cancelled in 1987 and brought back in 1994.

《大學挑戰賽》這個節目自一九六二年起就在英國電視台播出,一九八七年取消後,又於一九九四年重新製播。


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