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     Beijing 2008  
Steliana Nistor
  Sandra Izbasa
Alina Stanculescu
  Loredana Sucar
  Roxana Stan 
  Daniela Druncea
  Elena Chiric*
  Floarea Leonida*
   (*returned for Worlds)
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  Aluissa Lacusteanu
  Andreea Grigore
  Andra Stanescu
  Madalina Gutu
  Ana Maria Tamarjan
  Adriana Tamarjan
  2008 Seniors:
Cerasela Patrascu
  Alexandra Ghita
  Andreea Acatrinei
  Gabriela Dragoi
Nicolae Forminte (main)
Liliana Cosma
  Catalin Daniel Meran
  Marius Razvan Vintila
  Lucian Sandu
  Raluca Bugner

Marius  Berbecar
 Adrian Bucur
 Ovidiu Buidoso
Marian Dragulescu
 Cosmin Iancu
 Alin Jivan
 Flavius Koczi
 Florin Nebunu
 Bogdan Orzata
 Cosmin Popescu
 Daniel Popescu
 Dan Potra
 Razvan Selariu
 Robert Stanescu

 Andrei Suciu
 main coach Dan Grecu

  Athens 2004   
  Catalina Ponor
  Daniela Sofronie
  Monica Rosu
  Alexandra Eremia
  Oana Ban   
  Silvia Stroescu
  Andreea Munteanu

coach: Octavian Belu
coach Mariana Bitang
 coach Nicolae Forminte
coach Lucian Sandu

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   Statements before Olympics:
   Octavian Belu will decide the team in the last moment

From a Realitatea TV news program,
an all news Romanian channel (CNN-alike)

Saturday morning, the Romanian Olympic team have had the last test which it was considered to be the final and decisive test for the team selection.
According to our field reporters, the tears-and-drama meeting between Mrs. Bitang with Andreea Munteanu and her parents took place early in the morning (8,30 a.m.), before the training session (which mean the decision was made Friday evening).

Octavian Belu stated in his last interview before leaving to Athens that the weakest points of this team is the lack of experience, which often is determinant in obtain a title. But lack of experience can be, as sometimes in the past, a benefit also-because outsider can surprise better judges and other self-confident gymnasts).

"Maybe is better the girls from team doesn't know what they have to expect "(how difficult the competition will be). This statement remind us an old, very common Romanian coaches tactics-to not let the girls from team to look at score board during contest, helping them to concentrate at their next evolution rather than making calculations.

"I'm afraid only on our own fears, inhibitions, our problems (speaking about some errors in exercises) " , Octavian Belu said. "If we succeed to pass over our own problems we have and we know, if some of them will not be so evident to referees, we have good chances".

"The final team will be decided only one day before contest", Octavian Belu said, visible marked by the bad luck from this week, when he was forced to ask Silvia Stroescu to return, after they did not included her in the team.

Catalina Ponor, very unsure and marked about her teammate exclusion from team:"I think we have pretty good chances to win the Team title and maybe 1-2 medals on individual."

Monica Rosu said: " It will be difficult, Athens is our first Olympics contest, I hope everything will work fine for us."

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