[April 6] Romanian gymnastics team, playing nice
for reckless idiots
Monday evening , the Bucharest National Theater
have hosted an Award Gala for the Romanian independent artist syndicate,
UNITER. Among the special guests to attend the most prestigious
Gala in Romania were former Michel of Romania (former king) and
the Royal family. Even more important and, anyway-more beloved-
was the Romanian gymnastics team.
The girls from the Romanian gymnastics team have opened the second
part of the Gala with a coreography on the Athens Olympics official
Dream". They wore red costumes and make some floor figures
Nice and beautiful, except the fact that at least (from what we
know, you know how much and often B&B have lied in the past
about the girls real medical condition) three girls from the team
-Monica Rosu, Alexandra Eremia and Andreea Munteanu - were not allowed
by the doctors to do anything gym-related. This mean the girls health
and safety was risky for the only purpose of the B&B gaining
(again) "friends" close to the new political power in
Bucharest (the Gala organizers are close to the new regime and former
Opposition leaders-which rule now).
Anyway, the idiots which have allowed this to happen (but usually
B&B don't need any authorization from RGF, in fact B&B -mostly
Bi.., Rule for real the RGF), should be asked by the National Medical
Institute doctors what they are doing-again!
It's nice to have the girls on any show, make them change things
for few hours, but only if their health is not put on any risk.
Anyway, with so many months already lost from training, they have
spend again hours-if not days-to train and present a show in a Gala
which wasn't any way related to sport or something. But was a good
chance for B&B to show they are "useful" and ready
to participate with *their team*. They should be the first to deny
any invitation like this, for girls safety and Euro Championships
training -very late -schedule.
The (former) Royal family of Romania, King Michael, Queen Ana de
Bourbon-Parma and their daughter Margareta, were delighted and have
much appreciation on the Romanian gymnastics team-the State television
said, showing them applauding the girls.
By the way, King Michael is the one who "have shortened the
WW 2 with at least 6 month, by turning the Romanian Army against
their former alliate-Germany."-said historians. Also King Michael
is a very well know owner/mechanic/collector of Jeeps, having a
rare one from the WW 2 which he have completely restored by himself
during his Switzerland exile.
TVR 1, the State television have aired a short sport news about
this (Tuesday evening, at their 7 p.m. news, on their website, if
you have the patience to download almost two hours to get the 2
minutes with the girls dancing).
[Update] : for a "Gazeta"
photo from UNITER Gala, click here. Nice to see they do ask
about how the girls were used in the show, if the doctors didn't
allowed for any gymnastics-related activity?...
Romanian Gymnastics News Archive,
credits, top left:
Nadia Comaneci, the first 10 in gym history, Montreal 1976,©A.P.photo;
Romanian Team, Silver Medal at 2003 World Gymnastics Championships
Marius Urzica; Catalina Ponor, Star of 2004 Olympics