[Jan 16] B&B
(desperate) looking for new political "friends"&protectors
Sunday morning, the Golden Team have attended the hockey "Romanian
Cup" final, hosted by a sport hall nearby the girls training
center.Catalina Ponor have started the game, a first in Romanian
sport (to have a VIP opening a game).
The hockey game itself ended with a scandal, the referee's
were accused by taking the winner side (Steaua Club, the club
where Silvia Stroescu and Alexandra Eremia have strated gymnastics).
New Romanian President Basescu was dragged into the middle
of this, by the (still) leaders of Romanian sport, which have
invited him to see the final and award the Trophy (which he
denied to do, to avoid his predecessors mistakes of being
too involved into sport).
The girls from Olympic Gold Team were in the first row, in
the front of official place, where the President and the other
officials have sited. (At the end of the game, they have moved
to the front rows, trying to move a little bit and escape
from freezing cold).
Maybe is was the cold from the ice, but President Basescu
didn't show much enthusiasm regarding Belu (by contrary, he
was very concern about the girls, asked his counselors if
the girls from the Gold Team have proper clothes-they looks
pretty uncomfortable during past minutes of the game and will
not suffer from being two hours in such a low temperature)."the
presence of the gymnasts have made us fight even more, for
the victory"-told the leader of the winning "Steaua"
team, to the reporters.
The game itself have had a heavy political meaning, because
the team who lost this time ( "Miercurea Ciuc" Sport
Club, which have won the National Title) represent a region
from the middle of Transylvania, where most of former (centuries
ago) colonists from Hungary and Austrian empire live. The
historical rivalries among them and the native Romanians are
still powerful, with Romanian fearing that most of former
"colonists"still hope to join their native country
by separating from Romania-which is not possible, but still
under political debate.
...In the middle of all these scandals Belu was looking around
(desperate) to get more attention from the new President Basescu.
Insiders were just amused to see that he didn't get much attention.
Maybe his active support for the former (neo communist) President
Iliescu and his PSD party (considered by many, including European
Union officials,a neo-communist and the most corrupted) play
a role into this.
Last public appearance of the Gold Team in
Bucharest, was just few days before the November elections.In
a kind-of "Award" (fake) ceremony, secretly (not
open disclosed) managed by a ...tabloid, many top Romanian
young champions from sport, arts and music were invited in
a widely advertised ceremony (aired at National State TV same
evening, a very rare rush at the Romanian State television).
Some fans of Romanian gymnastics, native Romanians, have wrote
back then " it was only a propaganda show, with the only
meaning to provide large press coverage for Mr. Geoana the
Prime Minister-candidate of the PSD party (the neo-communist
and corrupted one, which have ruled Romania past 4 years).
Belu was a known supporter of them and he used the team to
do this, also. They-Belu and most of the Athens Tea- have
attend that cr#@ "show" , with only single, notable,
exception: Oana Ban, which was advised just few hours before
attend, about the political meaning of the show and returned
400 miles back to her hometown same night, after coming to
Bucharest only for this. Being herself at that time (like
most of the young people, like most of people from Transylvania)
a strong supporter of (now President) Mr.Basescu, Oana took
her first decision as a " free spirit" and didn't
take part at that last (and stupid) show in favor of the neo-communist
party PSD.Despite the "friendly" advice's to Silvia,
last summer (before local elections) from Belu, to vote in
favor of that party. (Of course it's OK that Belu support
any party, it's his decision, but it's not OK to ask
the girls you must take care of , to vote somebody specific.)
...For those which have asked us (see next days, when our
new Forum is back) back then, why Oana didn't attend the show,
now you have the answer. Back then, we wanted to protect the
girls and not displaying too hard their opposition-side during
election , because those bastards from neo-communist party
can do a lot of (and did in the past, to the press or opinion
leaders) mean to their opponents. But the (retired) girls
(both Oana Ban and Silvia Stroescu) have expressed (during
elections and not only after-like many do now) their
support " for a change in good" -which means in
Romania that you vote/support the Opposition.
At the end of the game, the Girls from the Gold Team asked
President Basescu to attend gymnastics competition(s). He
have promised to do so, if his busy agenda will let him come.
BUT...there are NO major gymnastics competitions in Romania,
since April, at Ploiesti.But there are (less and less) hopes
for B &B to stay until next Olympics or to sign the final
contracts. The today article from " Gazeta" (quoting
from us) regarding their -bad, but common past years- attitude
to the girls was reported (along with the original, uncensored
version and 2nd part to appear on our website) didn't helped
them much. Before making a fake image for outside, B&B
have to change (at once, seems almost impossible) their real
attitude, outside...and inside the gym hall (behind closed
The place of the Final is a very old hall, which was supposed
to be closed two years ago, as being in a great danger in
case of any major earthquake (as all national press reported
back then). No competition was officially allowed to be held
any more , because the whole building is close to go ...down.Trying
to get attention from the new President, the leaders of Sport
movement in Romania have put on risk the Gold Team and the
new President (in this order, in our view, as much as we like/support
the new Romanian President, the Gold Team can be considered
as " The Romanian First National Treasure" .
The girls were pushed by B&B to "invite"
the President coming at non-existing competitions by B&B,
which have hoped -in vain, at least this time- to get more
attention from the President, who shaken hundreds of hands
around, being very popular among young people). Mrs. Bitang
looks very " acrã" (unsatisfied) after the
game, when answering to reporters about what girls have asked
the President. The backcounting is clicking...
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