Good idea. Bios too. I've found one gold medalist that has a German and Polish bio written before the games. The Europeans love their cycling.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Gallagher_%28cyclist%29 The German bio received a decent spike of 57 pageviews http://stats.grok.se/de/latest/Michael_Gallagher_%28Radsportler,_1978%29 The Polish bio spike was minor. http://stats.grok.se/pl/latest/Michael_Gallagher_%28kolarz%29 On Mon, Sep 3, 2012 at 11:34 AM, Leigh Blackall <leighblack...@gmail.com> wrote: > Perhaps, translating English Wikipedia articles on Australia at the > Paralympics, would be a fine exercise for Universities teaching English > language to International Students. > > > On Mon, Sep 3, 2012 at 1:59 PM, John Vandenberg <jay...@gmail.com> wrote: >> >> Day 4 of 14 is over, and the English page about Australia at the >> Paralympics has received 20729 pageviews in the last 30 days. >> >> http://stats.grok.se/en/latest/Australia_at_the_2012_Summer_Paralympics >> >> So far Australia has a page in German and French: >> >> >> https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vorlage:Navigationsleiste_Teilnehmer_Sommer-Paralympics_2012 >> >> >> https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australie_aux_Jeux_paralympiques_d%27%C3%A9t%C3%A9_de_2012 >> >> By size of Wikipedia, the next languages to be translated into are >> Dutch, Italian, Polish, Spanish, then Russian, Japanese, Portuguese, >> Chinese and Swedish. >> >> I think Chinese and Russian should be our primary focus. >> >> It would be good to have a Chinese language Wikipedia page as China is >> leading the medal table, as they did for the Olypmpics, so this >> presents a unique opportunity for Chinese Wikipedia to have the >> information that Chinese speakers are looking for. >> >> The Chinese Olympics page received 94184 pageviews in July and 97069 in >> August. >> >> Sadly, the main Chinese page for the Paralympics has received ~640 >> pageviews in the last 30 days. >> >> >> http://stats.grok.se/zh/latest30/2012%E5%B9%B4%E5%A4%8F%E5%AD%A3%E6%AE%8B%E7%96%BE%E4%BA%BA%E5%A5%A5%E6%9E%97%E5%8C%B9%E5%85%8B%E8%BF%90%E5%8A%A8%E4%BC%9A >> >> And they only have articles written for three Chinese speaking countries. >> >> https://zh.wikipedia.org/wiki/Template:NPCin2012SummerParalympics >> >> According to the census, Chinese is one of the most important >> languages in Australia other than English. >> >> The Chinese page about Australia at the Olympics received ~640 >> pageviews for July and August. >> >> >> http://stats.grok.se/zh/latest30/2012%E5%B9%B4%E5%A4%8F%E5%AD%A3%E5%A5%A5%E6%9E%97%E5%8C%B9%E5%85%8B%E8%BF%90%E5%8A%A8%E4%BC%9A >> >> A Russian and Ukrainian page about Australia and Ukraine would also >> help, as the Ukraine is coming fourth in the medal tally (and most >> Ukraine citizens know Russian). >> >> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ukraine_at_the_2012_Summer_Paralympics >> >> p.s. The quickest way to find <nation> at Paralympics in <language> is >> to start at >> >> >> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Nations_at_the_2012_Summer_Paralympics >> >> And follow the interwikis on the category, or navigate to the English >> page about the nation and see if it has an interwiki. >> >> (e.g. Italian Wikipedia doesnt have a category, as it has only one >> article about a nation >> https://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Italia_ai_XIV_Giochi_paralimpici_estivi ) >> >> Japanese and Swedish Wikipedias don't have an article about any nation. >> >> -- >> John Vandenberg > > > > > -- > -- > Leigh Blackall > +61(0)404561009 > > > -- John Vandenberg _______________________________________________ Wikimediaau-l mailing list Wikimediaaufirstname.lastname@example.org https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediaau-l