[Jan 30] B&B
(may) leave : good news or bad news?...your choice
The New Forum
is now opened
Our new Forum is now opened; you can use your previous account
(username & password) form the older Forum.If you already
get an e-mail from the new Forum, this mean your previous
account is still active.First topic: your opinions regarding
the publications of the stolen private photos of Oana Petrovschi.The
most interesting opinions may be quoted in our Editorial,
to be reprinted by some newspapers.To visit Forum,
click here .
[Jan 28] Oana
Petrovschi, from kamikaze to... a sure winner?
[Jan 27] Steliana
Nistor, in the new Olympic Team
[Jan 26]Simona Amanar, Vice President of the Ethics Comitee
Simona Amanar was named as Vice President of the Ethics
Committee of Romanian Olympic Committee. During the next three
weeks, the Comitee will prepare her Status forms. The new
comitee will have as model the CIO similar comitee, an independent
panel who judge any sport matter of the affiliated members.
Petrovschi (topless) stolen photos, in newspapers
[Jan 24] Belu
& Bitang saga: nice love-story or a bad influence?...
[Jan 23] Belu
& Bitang (love story) saga, revealed by...RGF leader?....
[Jan 23] The Olympic Team at TVR2 Charity
Girls from the (new) Olympic Team have attended this evening
the TVR 2 Charity Gala (fund raising for Asia floods victims),
broadcast by TVR 2 (20,00-21,30 /local time).
You can see the show Sunday after 21,00 GMT, on the TVR website,
on the TVR
International broadcast page. Between 21,00 GMT and 23,00
GMT, (only!), you can use this direct link TVR2
Gala. The girls are in the first row, white shirts and
(?!...) blue jeans, Belu (of course) in black-like everybody
else. Only Alexandra have had a (more appropriate) black,
[Our Newsletter subscribers from Romania have received the
news alert on time, through the Newsletter; check your Newsletter
profile if you live there and didn't get it].
[ Jan 22] We
all (already) know that... but now it's official!
the "Most Beloved Romanian Athlete"
[Jan 22/ GMT 18,15] Catalina Ponor, at "The
Most loved"Gala, at TVR 1
Ponor is among the special guests stars in a (previous
recorded) show, at Romanian National Television, aired right
now (3 hour show), named "The Most Loved Romanians".
This is the most important show among all Romanian national
televisions. Catalina Ponor can be seen in the first row (at
left)-near the most important Romanian VIP's. The program
may be seen through satellite dish (in Europe and US), on
, after 23,00 GMT look for the "Cel
Mai Iubit" title on this page, click here; the replay
will be Monday morning.
Raducan-alike "Nurofen"case in tennis: Kuznetova
took a cold and...
Russian tennis player Svetlana Kuznetova was tested positive
after a charity game in Belgium; since this was not an official
competition, she will not be punished by the tennis ruling
board, WTA. Svetlana was found positive with ephedrine, it's
common used for helping the body to fight against cold. "I
was cold during that time and took medicines to treat the
cold"-said Svetlana.Her story bring again into media
attention the Raducan Sydney saga, when the Romanian Olympic
champion was tested positive for same ephedrine, after taken
"Nurofen"for a flu.
The "overweight fines"
system works well in soccer...
...Not that we encourage its use in gym or something, but
a Romanian soccer club ( FCM Bacau) have used last Christmas
this way, to prevent their players getting overweight. The
announced fine was like $130 for each extra kilo (this is
a monthly income for a worker in that region, Moldavia, the
poorest in the country, where Raducan come from). Back from
the holidays, all the players from that soccer club have passed
the weight test-no fine was needed. For the moment, Belu can
only dream about this, most of the girls get 3...7 kilos during
past few months, due to the less training, age body changes
and...Christmas delicacies."I've got myself only six
kilos in last two years (after retire), but also I've got
7cm in height-says former team member Oana Petrovschi, being
herself amazement about girls weight."
[Jan 21] Catalina
Ponor- "Gymnast Of the Year" from 9 o'clock newspaper
16] B&B (desperate)
looking for new political "friends"& protectors
Sunday morning, the Gold 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
being accused by taking the winner side -Steaua Club, the
club where Silvia Stroescu and Oana Ban were registrated.
(click for Report)
[Jan 14] Girls
overweight problem, Belu's comments and fans reaction
"Of course a coach can't threat, abuse, humiliate
an athlete to make her lose weight, as happened in the romanian
team since 1975 . What bothers me is the way Belu expresses
himself in the matter. The way he talks about his gymnasts
shows his lack of respect for them..."(click
[Jan 12] Romanian
gymnastics team signed (useless?) contracts with RGF
[Jan 11] Happy Birthday
, "Banutz"! Oana
Tarom will fly again to New York, Canada and Beijing
In a live show, Monday evening, at Romanian TV station "Realitatea",
the Romanian new President, Mr.Traian Basescu, said that "Canceling
the flight to overseas destinations to US, Canada and China
(by the former leftist Government, replaced last November)
was a big error and we must have again these flights back;
this is not a must-for -profit problem, it's a matter of national
symbol-having our own flights over the ocean or continents."
For Romanians living abroad or US gymnastics fans who may
consider visiting Romania or coming at Ploiesti International
Championships, this may be a good news, since Tarom prices
were usually 10-45 % lower than what other companies have
on same destination.
[Jan 09] Monica
: "Bitang use to call us 'vaci medaliate'... "
Raducan "working in a farm" show- the replay
of some parts of "2004 Best", at 2 p.m. local
time,Prima Tv ( WebGymCalendar)
Sabina Cojocar (new) fan
Now you can write directly to Sabina Cojocar, using
this new address:
Ms. Sabina Cojocar... (click
for Fan Mail page)
[Updated address on Dec 26, 2005]
Raducan "working in a farm" show, to be aired
Prima TV station will replay tonight (see our WebGymCalendar
) some of their best 2004 shows.
Tonight program include parts of the one with Andreea
Raducan "working in a farm"
(click here for previous Report & photos)
[Jan 04] Oana
Ban, among Top Personalities in Cluj & Romania!
opinions about Catalina's brother "lost & found"story
[Jan 03] Denial
is not a river in
Egypt Romania... Catalina
Munteanu, (still?) looking for Beijing 2008 Games
News Archive, click here...
Stroescu, first interview-at-large
Oana Ban, first interview-at-large ...
Romanian Gymnastics News Archive.