Oana Petrovschi, good and bad medical news
Oana Petrovschi was last two days under serious medical investigations
at a Clinic near Budapest, Hungary. All necessary arrangements,
including financial ones, were made by a Romanian millionaire, Janos
Kurko, who own a famous hockey team in Miercurea Ciuc (running for
the National title, against "Steaua" Bucharest).
Doctors in Budapest Clinic said that Oana have to take her treatment
and take daily swimming hours, hoping that her young body will recover
somehow. After six months, another medical investigation will let
them know if she need a surgery -she may need one, as it seems now,
but hopefully her treatment will prevent this happen.
real bad news is that doctors have discovered two new (one
smaller, second bigger) hernias, about which Oana didn't know anything
before. One of them has broken and cause her those big pains.
Right: Oana older hernia-the red arrow;
the new ones, just discovered at Budapest Clinic-the green arrows.
Graphics by Gazeta Sporturilor)
We can only say Bravo! to Mr.Janos Kurko, a native Hungarian living
in Romania which, despite some (still existing) ethnic rivalries
in Transylvania, proves that he is a good Romanian, a real gymnastics
fan, which rather prefer to do something that sit and watch.
We still remember those many which have pretended to give their
support (among them, the president of Romanian Soccer League, Mr.
Dragomir, who said on TV that "he will ask the soccer clubs
to donate money for the treatment of Oana"-nothing happened.
Also during Oana's OTV show , a pretended-to-be self made millionaire
said that he want to give his support because "he met Belu
and he is a nice person and he want to help him escape from these
bad moments"- but nothing happened after, maybe that guy was
only another drunken who like to hear his voice live at TV.
Mr. Corneliu Vadim Tudor, the leader of "Grand Romania"Party
(considered to be, by the European Union and US Officials) as nationalist-extremist
party, took a strong position in favor of B&B during the recent
developments of Petrovschi case. Being named (not without reason,
as it seems), the "Rudotel-Senator"( "Prozac- Senator
alike, for his often nervous crisis of verbal abuses in front of
the TV cameras), Mr. Vadim Tudor liked so much to speak about his
favorite subject, "the worldwide conspiracy, US included, against
B&B"- but forget to do anything for the girl's health or
future prevent of such things happening.Speaking much and do nothing
to solve the problem, this is like a slogan for Romanian (past &
...Above all, this is a very bad "score", a big, huge
ZERO for all the Romanian Sport authorities:
Romanian Gymnastics Federation (and Belu is, by the way, a full
member of RGF, not only a regular coach, as he pretend), the Romanian
Sport Authority (ANS), Romanian Olympic Committee and Romanian Olympic
Foundation (which have had a $ 2 500 000 budget for last year only,
to be increased this year).
All these organizations, which spend Romanian's people tax money,
did nothing for Oana Petrovshi health, their primary concern
being only how to avoid the scandal being increased (there are rumors
about other former gymnasts, thinking about to suit local clubs
or RGF for same medical things as Petrovschi did).
All these Sport organizations did nothing to help Petrovschi, at
least now, to recover (as much as possible) her health. Not to speak
about (stupid) politicians, past and even (some of) the present
When "our girls" came back to Romania with medals, there
are no enough wide-angle TV cameras to have all those politicians
near the girls, to "get a piece of cake" from the Girl's
Glory. When things get wrong, like in Marinescu's case or Petrovschi
one, they simply "do their best"-I mean , the regular
kiss-in-the ass contest n front of TV cameras- to "keep B&B
at team"-to get medals , no matter what, how and what consequences
may be, to lure, once more, for the 1002nd time, the Romanian people
for years to come, how "good and powerful" are they because
they always "beat the biggest: the US and former CSI countries".
The Romanian Opposition, which have (finally) succeeded to remove
the neo-communist regime last November, still have to fight for
having the real power in their hands, since as much as 50% of the
Parliament members are backing (because of corruption ties or other
connections) the former communists. Local administration, in many
places, is still in the hands of the bureaucrats and neo-communists.
Which means, removing "the old people" from key positions
is still an ongoing process, each day passing being a day lost from
the life of future generations.
Being a nation of gymnastics-junkies, Romanians like to have (at
any price, since the price is paid by...other parents and their
children) their (so rare) moments of pride, from gymnastics, if
not from their day to day life. What life, at $150 (if lucky, if
you are younger) monthly income?...
A native (shame sometime to be) Romanian
...Sa va fie Rusine!
...Latest reports from Bucharest said that the team will start
training (again) in Bucharest with Bitang, the only coach accused
by Oana Petrovschi for pushing her to train, despite her medical
bad condition. *Welcome* back, Mrs.Bitang!
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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