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[06.09] Octavian Belu's new contract, if any, only late November

The new contract for Octavian 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 Octavian Belu but also he is backed by actual President of R.O.C., (Mr. Tiriac) which seems to like a change at Deva and a new coach being installed. He had publicly expressed this , making also some referring to "some old persons which still runs federations and have to retire, their time have passed". This can be a direct point to Gymnastic Federation President, Mr.Vieru (72 years), which is referred even by the official profile of IGF like this: "Today, Nicolae VIERU is still at the lead of the Federation". Maybe this is a surprise even for them?

In the meantime, Octavian Belu have his main job contract, being an employee of Romanian Gymnastics Federation. The special contract for training the Olympic Team was a second one, signed with Romanian Olympic Committee and just ended after Olympics.

It seems that until the end of November a lot of things may change, November being also a month of political elections in Romania, this can bring a long-awaited change in the country or another losing years for country development.

Octavian Belu, the team and Mrs Mariana Bitang will spend this week at five stars Rex hotel in Mamaia resort, on the Black sea coast. The hotel is owned by a member of a Romanian billionaire family, Paunescu family which own also Lido and Intercontinental hotels in Bucharest (where girls have also spend a week after winning Europeans)..
The girls enjoy the beach and the hotel pool 101% and don't think much about work, but in the afternoon they all (including Octavian Belu and Mariana Bitang) use the hotel gymnastics facility, with all aerobics-apparatus.

In the evening, girls have to take some easy mobility exercises, using their towels instead of usual mattress. Yesterday, after a TV interview , the (in-for some of you, like our forum has revealed) famous TVR reporter Alina Alexoi was plunged away by the (still happy girls) from the team (Ponor being the "captain"). For all those who don't like her comments (as we saw on our forum), a nice detail: Alina have had her new and expensive mobile phone inside her pocket. Amen! (by the way, if you ever drop one mobile phone into the water, remove the battery immediately, let it dry-but not in direct sun and you may have some chances.Of course, we didn't tell her this).

Girls said to Alina: "this is for bothering us so much during Olympics with all those interviews" (is was like a joke, not like a complain, Alina is very close to girls). The girls seems to enjoy at highest level their victory and try to be happy as much as possible, during these only few days of holyday. The team have to return in few days at Bucharest, (bad wheather will come anyway, ruining any holiday on seaside) to be congratulated by President Iliescu at his residency and to receive the long-expected payments (and NO, is not true what you may have read on that AP story on last week reception, they didn't get the money then, only some kind of Letters of Recognition for what amounts they will get...later).

...At the end, the best part.of yesterday story, nearby Rex hotel pool. After getting dried (still looking like a pickle, a dried one but still...), Alina took an interview with Octavian Belu.

Girls seems to have a kind of "permit to kill-alike" these days (meaning they can do anything and Octavian Belu admit everything from them).

During the serious discussion between Alina and Belu, a $1 000 000 moment came: from Octavian Belu's back, Ponor has approached and splash a whole (10 gallons) bucket with water was splashed directly into Octavian Belu's head (he was wearing t-shirt and short sleeves). Octavian Belu took well the splashing, smiling and continuing his interview after few second by saying in front of camera: "see, I don't say anything to them, I don't mind, too" referring probably to Alina almost hearth-attack attitude when see her new, expensive mobile phone not working after the "pool session". Yeah, but Octavian Belu didn't have his phone inside his pocket, so is not the same. But nice to see, too.

We are used with girls winnig Olympics Gold Medals, but with Belu being under such a "happy moments"- I never thought will live to see...and I thought I saw everything. Never say never.To those idiots which still used (being gealus, stupids or both) the "rombots" term for our girls: you, idiots, I saw that girls still "function"about the pool session, so maybe they are not rombots or maybe they are all "waterproof?"

I can hardly wait for Carly Peterson & company trying to splash Bela Karolyi and Martha at their ranch, maybe into pigs water tank?...If there is (any) mud involved, I will personally pay $25000 for the exclusive picture.The giant poster will fit nice into our new offices.

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