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
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