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          Andreea Raducan movie:   Gold, Tears and Pain

During the Athens Olympics transmission on Saturday 14, right after the end of men's gymnastics broadcast, a surprising, un-listed on programs, announcement:
" following, a short movie called :
Andreea Raducan/ Gold, Tears and Pain"
(they have used very big, capital letters, unused before on Romanian State television).

Scene 1: Andreea Raducan descend from her car, along with a big dog, looking like a wolf-dog, she open the doors of her Travel agency job.
A lady say: "Andreea, somebody from national television asked about you".

Andreea Raducan wasn't impressed or happy, say something like "I know, they want me to comment at Athens, I am not so enthusiastic about". "Can you bring me a pill, I have a headache" "O.K.", said the receptionist.

Andreea Raducan walks into her office, passing by near a big, giant poster of her, smiling (a close up). She sit at her desk and the lady brings her two different kind of pills, one of them clearly marked..."Nurofen" (the kind of pill witch have caused her trouble at Sydney). Andreea start having a memory flash-back...

... Sydney, 2004. Hotel, inside Olympics Camp. Heavy rain outside. She heard something. Outside, a light lorry from an animal-control center (flyers) came to take some little, nice puppies witch cry on the rain, under some bushes.
Andreea, waking up from her sleep, yellow from her window: "Hey, what are you doing there?! " The whole scene is like she made them disappear fast in the rain, with their light lorry.

Andreea Raducan goes outside, under heavy rain and look around.
She found a nice, black little puppy and take with her in the hotel room.

She is all wet and the doctor, who saw her, advise her to take a Nurofen, just in case she may get a flu after staying in the heavy rain. She asked her coach that evening :"I like him, I will name him Sydney, can I keep and take it with me, back home?"

Andreea Raducan speaking at phone with her parents:"Mom, I did a nice thing today, I have found and saved a puppy". Everybody happy, in Romanian popular tradition any good action you make/you get one from God.

Archived footage from Sydney: Andreea Raducan having brilliant exercises, everybody happy. Scene from a laboratory: a machine is processing tests from sportsman.

Meeting of Romanian delegation: around table actor replacing Belu, team doctor and all the other members (Andreea Raducan is the only one which play her role by herself).

Doctor says: "I don't think we have any problem when the results from test came, I just gave her only ONE pill".
A fax message arrive and the test is positive. Doctor reply:"It can't be like this, the concentration is well TOO high for a single pill. And International Gymnastics Federation does NOT have this substance on their list. I didn't know about the other list-the one from International Olympic Committee".

Other Romanian delegation members said in movie that even the Olympics judges does not believe she is guilty, since they let her go ahead into competition, they never let anybody continue if was found guilty.

Andreea Raducan, speaking again at phone, with her parents.She is sad, she said to her mother that she don't want to continue any more, even if she is allowed to compete.Her mother implore her to continue, remebering Andreea's efforts to get that place for Olympics.

Andreea Raducangoes on, she get nice results. On the screen they show her results from next year events, which may prove she was really good, and some official statements.

We reproduce in our own words: Jacques Roggee, President of IOC: "Taking Andreea Raducan medal back was the worst thing to happen in the history of Olympics Games, since the terrorist attack at Munchen, back in 1972."



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