中英對照讀新聞》Nobel ceremonies marred by pandemic for second year 諾貝爾頒獎典禮連續第二年受到疫情大流行干擾
The foundation that organises the Nobel Prizes said Thursday that for the second year in a row the winners in science and literature would receive their awards in their home countries, citing the Covid-19 pandemic.
The foundation added that a decision on the Peace Prize, which is traditionally awarded in Norway, had not been made yet.
The Nobel Committee "is still keeping open the possibility of welcoming the year’s Nobel Peace Prize laureate(s) to Oslo," it said.
It is to announce the format of the Oslo ceremony by mid-October.
The winners are announced in early October but are usually handed out at large, lavish ceremonies in the two Scandinavian capitals on December 10, the anniversary of the death of the prizes’ founder Alfred Nobel who died 1896.
mar：動詞，損毀、損傷。例句：The strip mining area mars the beauty of the mountains.（露天採礦區破壞了山區的美麗。）
in a row：片語，接連地，連續地。例句：Japan topped the list for the third year in a row.（日本連續三年名列榜首）
laureate：形容詞，戴桂冠的；享有殊榮的 。 名詞，桂冠詩人；得獎者。如a Nobel laureate諾貝爾得獎者。