Stroescu, first interview-at-large
romanian-gymnastics.com: Ready for going to University?...
Stroescu: yes, tomorrow (sept 29) will go at
both Universities to check my schedule.
Stroescu: Yes, I am a student at National Sport
Academy and also at "Spiru Haret" University (the largest
Romanian private university), where I will study psychology.
romanian-gymnastics.com: And, you want to become a...? (click
[28.09] Ask Silvia
To our forum members: you may post now yours questions for
Stroescu, in our Forum.
Ban interview, 2nd part...
romanian-gymnastics.com: What kind of music you like?
Ban: dance, house, generally speaking, music
which is high rhythmic.
romanian-gymnastics.com: your first coach, Mrs.Rodica Campeanu,
let you train almost yourself? (because she trust you?)
Ban: Sometime, she let me see myself the training
plan, and let me do all the work in my own peace....(click
here for more)
[25.09] Exclusive! Oana
Ban, first interview-at-large ...
few days ago, Oana parents went to Deva to bring to Oana
Ban some clothes for the cold season. Some
rainy, cold days make them think the cold season may come
sooner than expected and Deva city is nearby a mountain region,
which make the medium temperatures being lower than most of
the country. To their surprise, Oana
Ban said to her coaches and parents that she
want to quit gymnastics!...(click
Ban, former member of Athens 2004 Romanian Gymnastics
Olympics Team, has retired from gymnastics.
At the end of her floor exercise during team competition in
Athens , she has accused strong pains from an older problem
at her right leg. She didn't compete any more in all around
and apparatus final contest at Olympics. Back in Deva for
training, Oana have decided, after few days of training, that
she can no longer continue with gymnastics. (Report...)
A second "perfect 10" for B&B?
"battle" at Deva
The official reception of welcoming The Gold Team ended last
evening into a general whipped cream fight, with Belu's face
generously covered by a deep layer of whipped cream. The Reception
didn't have an official appearance at all. One of the moments
was a balloons contest, with guests trying to break some ceiling-suspended
[15.09/ 15,00 GMT] The
Gold Team-"Honorary Citizens" of Deva
A nice, warming welcome, from a 2000 people crowd which have
mostly filled the Deva central square. This was the way people
of Deva have showed their enthusiasm for the Gold Team coming
back "home"-at Deva.
The municipal council have awarded to all girls and coaches
the "Honorary Citizen" title and...(click
[15.09] The Golden Team, Back to Deva
The Golden Team has left Bucharest early this morning, destination
Deva. They will attend the official opening of the new school
year and "welcome back!" ceremonies are expected. Few months
ago, when they left for train in Bucharest, not many people
would bet on their success at Athens (due to short time, only
two years, since the team was born). Now the girls (and coaches)
return with bags loaded with Olympics and Presidential Medals,
like never before. Each time the team return from Olympic
Games (always with medals, of course), the people from Deva
and local officials welcome them, as they are considered to
be like being almost "their children".
awards and Honors for Gymnasts and their coaches
president Ion Iliescu awarded to the men's and women's gymnastics
team with the highest Romanian medals and honors.
All Romanian medallists from Athens were given different types
of Presidential Medals, depending of their achievement. Also
some coaches, including (a first in Romania) those who have
first discovered and trained the athletes, and some officials
were given Presidential Medals.(click
World Cup, Chile
Florea Leonida in contest.
Photo: Martin Saide
[13.09] Receptions Season
This evening, the Golden Team will attend a reception at one
of the largest Romanian bank, in Bucharest. The bank was recently
took over by a Greek one and they were partners (click
Team at Dan Grecu's daughter marriage reception
Octavian Belu and all the girls from Olympic Team have attended
a wedding reception this weekend. Dan Grecu, former gymnasts
(Nadia's generation gymnast), and the coach of the National
Men's team has become father-in-law. His daughter, Simona-Elena,
get married with Bogdan ( a computer specialist, no direct
connection with sport). Both Women's and Men's Olympic teams
[11.09/GMT 19,00] Golden Team is Back!
The girls (Olympic Team) just made their first public appearance
in Bucharest after holyday, this evening, during the most
popular Romanian TV show.During a live broadcast from Constitution
Square, (in front of Parliament House, the second largest
building in the World), the girls and men's team have both
danced together on a stage, in few minutes public aerobics-alike
program. It was a fund raising show for leukemia and all girls
and men's team were wearing at their hand nickels special
white scarf's -like those received by all few thousands spectators
which have made donations
on-site, for a leukemia help program.
[11.09] Men's Team,
back to work
After two weeks of holyday, the Romanian Men's Olympic
team is back for training.Two exceptions from the new training
have problems with his car and try to...(click
[11.09] September 11, 2001-2004 / Ode
on Earth can unite the Americans in such a way? Their land?
Their galloping history? Their economic power? Money? I tried
for hours to find an answer, humming songs and murmuring phrases
which risk of sounding like commonplaces. I thought things
over, but I reached only one conclusion. Only freedom can
work such miracles!
(excerpts from "Evenimentul Zilei" 2001 article,
by Cornel Nistorescu)-clik for
rules and help for new members
Some of our new forum members have been experienced difficulties
with registering, other have had problems understanding our
[09.09] No interest
for gymnastics, at R.N.C.S.
Three weeks before the admission exam at Romanian National
Coach School, only one candidate have applied for one of the
six places available.
The exams starts at the end of this month...(click
Karoly have sold his Romanian TV station
Bela Karoly, the well-known former coach of Nadia Comaneci,
have sold his Romanian TV station, Pax TV, to... (click
[09.09]Post Card from Black Sea
Gold Gymnastic Team enjoy last hours from their holidays at
Rex Hotel in Mamaia, as guests of Romanian billionaire Valentin
Paunescu, who have offered them a one week holyday in the
best hotel on the Black Sea Coast- five star Rex hotel, the
one which have hosted few weeks ago an important meeting of
Central and East European ministries and Presidents.(click
new contract, if any, only late November
The new contract for Belu can be concluded only late November,
after the new President of Romanian Olympic Committee will
be elected (and some other new board members replaced, too-due
to their retire or other reasons). The new President of R.O.C.
is supposed to be the head of National Sport Agency. He seems
to support Belu but also...
(click for Report)
TV broadcasting from TVR
Since our site have informed you about the programs (gymnastics-related)
available on www.tvr.ro/webcast
, a lot of you have used this opportunity to see programs
with the Romanian gymnastics team. Unfortunately, same opportunity
was used by some dishonest people too, which made a hobby
from stealing video footage from legitimate owners and re-posting
illegally over the Internet - and putting you on risk by...click
Iliescu on media coverage: soccer vs. gymnastics
a late night TV show (Letterman-type), on Antena1 TV station,
Romanian President Iliescu (a well known gymnastics fan, he
was on stage at Athens during qualifications and even walked
into backstages to wish romanian gymnasts Good Luck!), was
asked about his opinion on media coverage on soccer (high
interest from media) and gymnastics -with lower or no coverage
of media... (News
Report, click here)
World Record in Romania
10 students and their coach Ida Kelemen have danced non-stop,
through rotation, for 744 hours, in the centre of Sfintu Gheorghe
city (Transilvania, Romania).
(click for story here)
[05/09] Iraqis gymnasts, training in Romania
61 Iraqis athletes (gymnasts, boxing and other) are in Romania
for a 10 days training session. The women gymnastic team is
in Onesti city, at the Romanian National Junior team training
facility; the men went to Toplita city for training.
[04.09] Beslan, North Osetia
Hundreds of innocent children have died in a gym
hall, many others were wounded, making this month another
Black September.Take a moment and pray for them.
Deva gym hall to be repaired
(Only) after the lice story have been published by the
Romanian press, the Municipality of Deva have finnaly found
the resources (1.5 billions lei) to make the much needed reconditioning
of the gym hall and board school used by the Cetate Deva Club.The
Mayor of Deva city will meet (click
[03.09] Marius Urzica, back to fishing camp
After the last evening Olympic Delegation Reception at Government,
Marius Urzica went back to Danube Delta, where he went for
fishing trip after Olympics.He already have caught five catfish
(between 2,5 to 14 kilos) and two big carps (12 and 17 kilos)
before leaving the camp to attend the reception. Marius will
go this weekend to the Black Sea resorts, and will return
to training in Bucharest on September 8.
More photos from the Olympics
Ponor: "I'm not doing gymnastics for money!"
21,00] Two hours ago, the Romanian Government have hosted
a Reception for all national Olympic medallists.The gymnastics
team was surrounded by all the Romanian media. It was previously
announced that today they will receive the checks with the
prizes.Instead, Prime Minister Nastase have handled to all
web-fans and copyright issues
A lot of (Romanian) gymnastics fans, want to share their common
passion and open new websites. This is a nice thing. Not so
nice is when they "borrow" photos from other sites (not ours,
is not because of this), not even mention the source, they
[01.09] Olympics will get their cash tomorrow
The cash prizes from the whole Romanian Olympic delegation
will be handled tomorrow at Government headquarter in Bucharest.
For the first time, the coach which have discovered athletes
will receive cash prizes, too (15% from what their athletes
have won, but paid separately). Belu and Bitang will get,
first time in Romania, a huge jackpot: almost half a million
euros for both.
Fleas and louses at Cetate
Deva Gym School
ProTv and Antena1 Romanian TV stations have both aired this
evening in their prime-time news bulletin, shock reports about
bad sanitary conditions at Deva...(click
for special Report)
[01.09] Urzica to receive a
real, pure-Gold medal
a Romanian national television program aired last evening,
Ion Tiriac, the President of Romanian Olympic Committee, have
revealed that a pure-Gold medal (Olympics-2004 alike, but
Gold made), was ordered by him and will be ready next 10 days.
At a last week reception at the Olympic "Romanian House" in
Athens, Tiriac said to Marius Urzica that he deserve such
a medal (for his pommel horse evolution) and their (Romanian)
feeling are that Urzica was deprived by judges of winning
one. (click for story)
[01.09]"Oskar Capital" prize for Catalina Ponor
Romanian weekly "Capital" , to appear tomorrow on local press
shops, have awarded their 5-stars Trophy (the most important)
"Oskar Capital" for this week to Catalina. She is considered
by the magazine "the new Star of world gymnastics".The
magazine is the local edition of Swiss "Cash" business magazine,
one of the European most respected magazines (similar with
U.S. "Fortune" magazine). Each week, five trophies are awarded,
ranking down from top-five star to one-star Oskar.
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