[Dec 15] Gymnastics
hall opened at Izvorani
The new gymnastics training hall was opened today at Izvorani
(20 miles North Bucharest). Former ROC President Ion Tiriac
and tennis star Ilie Nastase were among the special guests.
Gymnasts from the National Team (Floarea
Leonida , Daniela
Eremia ) and also former gymnasts Simona
Amanar , Maria
Olaru and Andreea
Raducan attended the opening.
The new gymnastics facility came at a 34 bill. Lei (like $1,200,000)
for the building and $250,000 for equipment...and has a very
little utility, because the National team (which will be hosted
in Deva next year) can't use it. The TVR1 news showed former
coaches Belu and Bitang visiting the hall and saying, once
more, that they don't intend to return at coaching the National
Team. Despite the heavy bill paid by
Romania, the poorest European State, nobody asked a simple
question: how they intend to use it? By
the way, speaking about how ROC
is spending the funds, you can still vote on ROC
site if you believe Catalina *will* get the Gold at Worlds.
Maybe they still have hopes for it or have
some "sliders" to go back in time and get the Gold.
According to the printed
edition (Dec14) of Gazeta
Sporturilor, the Izvorani hall was build (like tens others
schools sports halls) by a company owned by a "friend"of
former neo communist Government. During the previous regime,
400 sport halls were build nearby schools, at high prices
and low quality, most of them by former regime "friends"
who filled their pockets, according to the Romanian
[Dec 8] ROC
to open a new ( & useless) gymnastics hall
Zilei article about another disastrous made sport hall
Romanian Gymnastics News Archive.