case and Tiriac statements
Raducan's case at Sydney was an "execution", a "manipulated
case" -said Mr. Ion Tiriac, President of Romanian Olympic
Committee and member of International Olympic Committee.
In a night show at Romanian most popular television, the OTV-television,
was interviewed by the Romanian most famous self-made businessman
and journalist, Dan Diaconescu. Diaconescu owns and run one
of the most contradictory Romanian television, which is most
debated, but having one of the largest audience in Romania-due
to his personal and "no limits" approach to any
event or case.
"I have at my home Andreea
Raducan's test from Sydney. We gave them 62 ml,
they have sent us back 100 ml. I repeat each time when
somebody ask me about this:"It was not a fair test, the probe
has been manipulated. I ask the members of International Olympic
Committee, each time we met, "Why did you make such a mistake?".
They reply to me that "it was a complex situation".
But nobody from O.I.C.'s 40 members presented his resignation,
as it should." Andreea
Raducan was not suspended or punished in any way by
the International Gymnastics Federation- Tiriac said. In their
(International Olympic Committee) hipocrisy, they even let
her continue to compete next day-but for a child it was a
big trauma to be treated as a criminal and of course Andreea
Raducan could not compete any more."
Photo: Mr Ion Tiriac, President of Romanian
Olympic Comitee, Mr.Adrian Nastase -Romanian Prime Minister
and considered the next President and Mr.Ion Iliescu-President
of Romania. Image taken at the reception for Romanian Delegation
for Athens.(source:DAIS)-click to enlarge
Ion Tiriac, President of Romanian
Olympic Committee, have stated Monday [August 9] evening,
in a live, one-hour special program at Romanian National television,
Raducan, member of national Olympic team at Sydney
in 2000, was, for sure, ripped of by her Gold medal in All
Tiriac said that "It's a fact that we gave them 62ml
of urine sample and they have returned us 100 ml. It
was a set-up, I can honestly and responsibly say that, in
front of everyone, even a judge!"
"Between our speed-courses among those different
commissions and the sports law courts which put us on trial
at Sydney, Andreea
Raducan asked me once "Mr. Tiriac, am I arrested or
am I being under drugs somehow?" -questions from an innocent
child, completely innocent and which have had no idea what
others did to her..."
Mr. Tiriac is close to an end of his second
mandate as President of Romanian Olympic Committee. As rules
does not allow him to apply for a third rally, he seems to
be in a position to speak freely about delicate subjects.
He is one of the wealthiest people in Romania, owning (among
other things) a bank, an insurance company (the most succesful
in Europe-according to his own statements), an air line company,
some tennis tournaments, the local Mercedes, Ford and other
8 cars franchises and is one of the private counselors of
Prime Minister Nastase regarding foreign investors.
Mr. Tiriac intolerance to banned substance was seen last Saturday,
when he paid $15.000 from his personal funds, to sustain his
long-debated intransigency in front of a special International
Olympic Committee. The Romanian Athletics federation have
applied for the permission to send at Athens Games two athletes
which were previously banned for life, after using banned
substances. According to International Athletics Federation,
those Romanian athletes have passed the usual expelling time
of two years, but Romanian Olympic Committee have issued since
2000 the highest national standard ever: if anyone use banned
substances, is banned for life from any future competitions.
Mr Tiriac was in a very unpleasant position, to sustain a
principle, against his own country medal-interest, but he
won in front of International Olympic Committee.
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