[06.10/ GMT 17,10] Oana
Oana-1st phone interview
Q.: Oana, how are you?
Ban: Fine, just arrived at Internet café.
Q.: there are few messages for you to see on your special
forum. Anyway, we call you for another reason: the Romanian
National television said that they will have later a story
about your today meeting with Belu and about your possible
return to Deva.
Ban: ...my return?
Q: Can you make comments on this?
Ban: No, no, please understand, I don't want
to speak about this.Please don't write about it.
Q: It was a TV news so we have it from other sources, we already
Ban: I see right now on screen "Flashnews"
,Oana returns???!...(seems surprised but not angry)
Q: Do you want to give us more details or maybe you just look
in the evening what they say and confirm or not, please?
Ban: I would rather prefer not to speak about
Q.: I see, we respect your decision, we shall use our other
sources in the meantime to see what we can find.
2nd phone interview [GMT 19,00]
Q. Hello Oana, did you see the news, we have the transcript
here and our colleagues said they saw you happy on TV.
Ban: No, the images with me were older, not
Q: Can you tell us if you really think about return to Deva?
Ban: I would rather not comment on this.
Q: But you don't deny the possibility of returning at team?At
least, not at all?...
Ban: Maybe, I don't know now.
Q.: Can we consider that you don't reject in full the possibility
of return at Deva? I mean, there is a possibility of your
return at team?
Ban: Yes, you can consider this and say I don't
deny neither confirm this possibility.
Q: tell me something else, our sources told us that you can
be considered as a amenable person; does this mean that if
your coaches will "try harder" you may go back at Deva?
Ban: Who said that I'm amenable?... It is somehow
true, but who told you?
Q: Our sources, older girls which knows you, but we can't
tell you more, like you...?
Ban: O, I see, (voice sounding like she is
Q: Oana, does this mean we have to speed up the posting of
all our stories and photo stories with you at home, since
you may go back at "cazarma din Deva?''
Ban:(laughing): No, don't worry, this does
not have anything to do, you can use them as you may intended.
Q: They said at TV that you have received another cash prize,
from Hunedoara county (where Deva is located), 50 millions
lei (like $1500). Did you get them?
Q: What else?
Ban: a mobile phone "Samsung" [the ones promised
when girls returned to Deva from Athens by a Deva company].
Q: Just checking, because many have promised and some of those
companies seems to forgot (like the trip to Egypt froma deva
travel agency). Did you get the promised prize from the Cluj
Ban: No, but the local council have told me
they have a difficult situation, their budget is so low and
tight and I have to wait a little bit more
[our note: the amount promised is only like $3000, but
the new local council, just elected in June, have found that
previous pro-government council which have lost local election,
have spend the whole budget for this year, the aren't money
even to pay electricity bills for their building]
Q: thanks for your kindness, is late now in Romania, good
luck tomorrow at University!
Ban: thank to you and to those which have posted
messages, will send you the answers to their questions soon.
Our comments: our sources says that Mrs. Bitang want (somehow
badly) Oana back in Deva. For me, this mean that B&B think
seriously about staying for next Olympics, because Oana may
be useful as a team member only next year. It will be hard
for Oana to return, but it seems to us there is a slight chance
she may want to do that (or at least she keep her options
All the girls have received the cash prizes from Hunedoara
county.Belu said in interview that this Hunedoara county was
the only which gave prizes to all the team members. [Other
local counties awarded prizes only to girls living in their
own county]. The team have received, through Hunedoara county,
an invitation to spend some time for recovery into a Hungarian
Romanian Gymnastics News Archive.