Romanian Gymnastics News
  Romanian Gymnastics Forum
RomanianGzmnastics Newsletter
 Romanian Gymnastics Photos
 Romanian Gymnastics Videos
 Romanian Gymnastics Calendar
Romanian gymnastics Birthdays
 Romanian gymnasticsFanMail
  Romanian Gymnastics Links
 Romanian Gymnastics Results
 Romanian Gymnastics Bios
Romanian gymnastics coaches
 World Gymnastics Rankings
  Cetate Deva Gymnastics Club
 Romanian Gymnastics Shop
 World Gymnastics Day
 About Romania
Contact us

     Beijing 2008  
Steliana Nistor
  Sandra Izbasa
Alina Stanculescu
  Loredana Sucar
  Roxana Stan 
  Daniela Druncea
  Elena Chiric*
  Floarea Leonida*
   (*returned for Worlds)
  2007 Seniors:
  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

 Romanian Gymnastics Bios
Romanian gymnastics coaches


[15.09] The Golden Team- "Honorary Citizens" of Deva

A nice, warming welcome, from a 2000 people crowd which have mostly filled the Deva central square.

This was the way people of Deva have showed their enthusiasm for the Golden Team coming back "home"-at Deva.

The municipal council have awarded to all girls and coaches the "Honorary Citizen" title and a 200 millions lei cash prize ($6000). The County council have announced also that they will vote in next first session a cash prize of $28 000 for the team.

The whole ceremony took place in center of Deva, near a modern gymnasts statue. Mr. Belu express the team and his own grateful for the support they get in Deva.

By contrary, Mrs. Bitang did not showed much happiness and was showing a very skeptical figure, saying to all reporters (in public, to be heard by local authorities also), that she wants to have same kind of support not only for a day, when they return from Olympics with medals, but to have their (moral) support during all those hard months and years before a major competition."People have to understand that for such results to came, we need a full time support and constant encouragements, not only in one single day".

All the girls have received, from local private owned companies, gifts like Gold jewels, free trips from a travel agency, many, many flowers (each girl left with tens of bunch of flowers, their arms literally filed with flowers).

The team was also promised a new small bus for their trips to Bucharest and back (until we see them using it, we take it as a promise, because these days a lot of people made promises...will see later which one coming true; this is why we do NOT report here about some things until they really do happen.(Remember the Government last week Reception? Associated Press, which use to be a trusted source, at least in sport, has reported that girls have received checks-they don't , yet!).

This evening, an official reception will be hosted in Deva by the local officials (having many guests, including almost all pro-government local politicians, which want to use this event in their own benefit, due to near elections in November).

[updated 16,00GMT] According to Bucharest last minute reports, Romanian Antena1 TV station has reported about girls being welcomed in Deva, but have splitted in half Mrs. Bitang statements, leaving out the part about local officials (and others) being helpful only AFTER results, not much help, needed before. Antena 1 TV station used to be an independent channel, but due to her owners last week support agreement with the ruling party (PSD), they try to avoid now any criticism.They also reported that the money from local county were already paid (in fact, like we said, they have to vote only next week, due to their inability and bureaucracy)

Romanian Gymnastics News Archive.


   Romanian Gymnastics
    FREE  registration , click here

 Romanian Gymnastics Photos
 Rompres photos
 Mediafax photos 
Perfect Ten Broadcast into Space
             by ShanFan/ USA

© 2004-2006, All rights reserved. All articles, graphics and pictures on this site are copyright protected and may not be reproduced elsewhere without written permission. Please read our Privacy/Security Policy and our Legal Notices.