[March 6] Andreea
Raducan, in a Sunday live TV show
Andreea Raducan was among the special Guests Stars in
a "Antena1" TV live show today (to be replayed Monday
morning after 3,30 a.m.). The show is one of the longest (maybe
the Longest, and boring also, many Romanian TV viewers saying)
in Romania , like 3...4 hours on Sunday afternoon.
Anyway, Andreea was asked about her present
life. She is a student at Timisoara University, still have
the "Image contract" with a travel agency (for letting
them to use her image, to promote travel in Romania).
The show producer, Mrs.Mihaela Radulescu, seems to be still
ignorant on Romanian gymnastics-as seen also last December,
when she named "girls from the team"-she didn't
know the names of the girls about Romanian gymnastics.
Asked about her " future" career
as a coach, Andreea Raducan says that she don't think about
this at all, because " she don't like the coach job at
The main idea in the Andreea Raducan speech
was that top gymnastics " is a voluntary job, if you
want, you keep going, if not you can stop anytime [unless
you get threatened, like few girls in the past, that your
parents will be asked to pay a fortune for your past years
of training; or your coach will not " work" again
on your 2...5 years washed brain" and do their best to
turn you opposite and stay ].
Raducan (which was one of the B&B's favorites and
still have a close relationship with them, close enough to
call Petrovschi at phone and speak dirty to her after she
could not convince her -probably on B&B guidance- to drop
the case, past October) seems to come at the show with a "
hidden list" of " anti-Petrovschi subjects"
and they have reached them all. Raducan says that she have
competed many times with her palms seriously damaged, even
bleeding, but " in the end, all these are forgotten when
you reach the first step at the Award Ceremony" .
[Update-since we received some questions from
our site visitors: as you can see, we didn't said that Raducan
spoke about Petrovschi at all; is just she, like few other
former gymnasts past months (all of them being pro-B&B),
have said exactly same things which are B&B "favorite's"
: "gymnastics is a voluntary activity", "you
have to sacrifice yourself to get results" and so on.
These girls were fortunately enough to not get seriously injured;
the ones who weren't so lucky have a different view, since
they feel (for the rest of their life) what B&b can do
to get results at any costs. Other parents children pay the
costs-their health. My point is they need to take care of
all girls, but extra care for those seriously injured.]
If you have problems with your palms, Andreea, you can see
the " problem" and do whatever you want-keep going
or stop. If you have (serious) back problems and the coaches
(who supposed to take care of you, since you live with them,
not with your parents) lies to you that " there is no
problem" -then you keep telling yourself that they must
...And they weren't , like in many other cases in the past;
they lie the athletes, they lie (or hidden the info from medical
records) the girls parents, up to the point when they decide...they
don't need you any more, and you are "free" to discover
yourself (on your own expense) what medical problems you may
have and try to do something-sometime is almost too late,
like in Marinescu or Petrovschi case. Our sources says that
Marinescu could not have a suit filed against " them"
because her past medical files -those who reveal the real
thing, not the B&B " true", have
"vanished". Petrovschi was lucky enough to have
(most of them) only by chance, pure luck and a lot of courage
(and a new Director of the National medical Center which have
felled pity of her and her situation). Past weeks, Oana P.
was still accused by some B&B " servants" in
media as " stealing her medical records". This stupid
idea can make you laugh if you live in the Free World, how
can you be accused of having your own medical files, previously
hidden for you?...But in Romania, where B&B have ru(i)ned,
as it seems, a highly controlled gymnastic " camp"
(sound to me more like a labor camp, less the doctor which
is always present-in the labor camp, at Deva none since 2000-
they have exploited girls mainly for their benefit, including
under the table 30% tax), they can have such a rudeness, to
accuse (this have happened few times past months, since the
trial gets more coverage) a girl that she was lucky enough
to recoup, for few hours only, her medical files! (and she
could not have copied it in full and one of the X-rays could
not be obtained even by her lawyer).
Raducan also said at Antena 1 TV show that
" many people don't know the sacrifices we need to make,
to have those top level exercises.But we are happy that we
can provide them such great moments".
Well, past few years, the wall curtain around Deva fortress
have started to fall apart, and since last September, the
Petrovschi case may be the decisive hit which can break the
whole system - based on lies (to athletes, their parents,
to media and authorities), ignorance (of parents regarding
their children real medical and school situation), fraud (past
years ages fraud, the money scammed by Belu from girls on
those "voluntarily 30% gifts" -yeah, right, voluntarily
but children were forbidden to talk even to their parents
about those money "presents"!) and abuses (physical
ones until 2002, verbal ones still confirmed as going on,
until recently- from B&B, as Ponor coach have said to
press past weeks " Bitang language is rude and so dirty
that I would fire my cleaning lady from the gym hall if she
use same language" -get the picture?).
In Bucharest alone, more than ...1500 (!) Foundations were
created having, among other things, the purpose of "taking
care" of the supposed-to-be...2000 children who live
on the streets. (So many Foundations to take a piece of foreign
aid for those children). Most of children live voluntarily
on street and deny any offer to live in a State or private
run orphanage. Street children even have a modern dedicated
Clinic build on West private contributors; some Foundations
take care of things like "mobiles canteens" in mini
vans, to provide them hot meals and healthy food.
...Maybe such a Charity Foundation, instead
of those Romanian officials paid for this, should take care
also on Romanian Top Gymnasts, too-if a former gymnast like
Oana Petrovschi have to take private offers to have a decent
(and honest) medical exam. If they could not convince her
drop the suit by spreading lies about her and her life, by
lying in Court, threatening anybody who dare to speak, now
they use the " ultimate $olution": close her mouth
by giving her (under-the-table-alike, not as a honest admitting
of their mistakes) a money " compensation" and make
her drop the suit. Good for them, for the money, but could
be a two sided blade for future, since the list of "
problem cases" is so long. Who knows, may give ideas
to others...And they can't be lured any more in the future-like
Sabina, for example- by asking them to make (useless) repeated
" medical tests" followed by nothing (cure, treatment
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