[April 1] Nadia Comaneci named Foreign Ministry; Karolyi
Bucharest, London, and Langley-Virginia
Bucharest/ Former Romanian gymnast Nadia
will be named as Foreign Ministry during next week, Romanian
Prime Minister Tariceanu has announced today after an urgent
meeting with Nadia
and former tennis players IIlie Nastase and Ion Tiriac.
(left, center) among Ilie Nastase (left) and Ion Tiriac
(glasses and mustache) during the meeting with Prime Minister
Tariceanu (at right). Official photo provided by Romanian
Government Press Dept.
All members of Democratic Party, the main
ruling party, were fired today from the Romanian Government
and the (liberal) Prime Minister has to announce a new team
by the end of next week.
"It's a great honour and a great responsibility,
but I'm confident I will succeed due to may last 10 years
of experience gained around the World in different projects",
for romanian-gymnastics.com this morning. She will take her
position next week, after the Laureus Sports awards ceremony.
What about Nadia's little boy Dylan and
her previous engagements around
the world? "The Romanian Government will provide me
a (rented) Concord plane, to save time by shortening my overseas
trips" (from 8-10 hours to only 4).
Tiriac recently brought top European
billionaires for a brainstorming meeting in Romania, to show
them available investments and hunting oportunities, also.
Between 2-300 wild boars were shot during the meetings, steering
huge protests from local wildlife organizations, but this
is a small price to pay for Romania's progress; as long as
is paid by others-in this case, the animals- it's ok for some
Top Romanian former athletes
will be included in the new Romanian Government: Nadia
will be Romania's Foreign Ministry, former tennis player Ilie
Nastase will head the Ministry of Education (after his success
during "Amalia Program" to educate and prepare the
young girls for joining earlier the European Union) and Ion
Tiriac, another former tennis player and mogul recently
included into the Forbe's
of World's Billionaires, will be the new Finance Ministry;
he is famous for his care on his own money so maybe that was
the credential to that position.
At Nadia's suggestions, to solve
the crisis from Romanian gymnastics, Bela
Karolyi has been offered the position of head coach
of Romanian Gymnastics Team. He accepted and will arrive next
week at Deva. He already gave first instructions over the
phone and new locks and window bars will be mounted next days
at girl's camp.
"I have to use the Good Old
System to bring Romania back on the First place, where she
belongs", said Karolyi during a phone interview. "I'm
on a hunting trip right now, need to kill more innocent deer
first to be back in shape, but I will do whatever it takes
to bring the Gold in Beijing Games". Yeah, we know,
whatever it takes..." I will also bring back Andreea
Raducan on the Romanian Gymnastics Team! I told her,
if she wants to get from IOC a Gold medal, she has to won
(another) one, in Beijing!"
This news has caused some emotions in Deva, both
positive and negative ones. The Romanian gymnastics team had
their day off on Sunday and they were all gone to have one
of their Last Trip to the cake shop. "We have to store
& hide as much chocolate we can, it's our last chance
before Karolyi's arrive" said team leader Sandra
Izbasa. "Our coach Nicolae
Forminte let us to buy what we want and have the mobile
phones with us, but we need to re-learn those little things
which helps nadia's generation to survive starvation and depressions-like
chocolate and making plans to bring and hide chocolate."
Belu was not available for comments, he is on a Honey
Moon cruise after (finally!) marring Mariana
Bitang in Las Vegas, Friday.
A Special romanian-gymnastics.com April 1st
[April2] The above story was just
another Joke during April 1st, Fool's Day
*Real name was replaced with nickname upon
** "huge amounts were spend for my removal", said
Belu during his resignation press conference
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