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?????Beijing 2008 ?
Steliana Nistor
??Sandra Izbasa
Alina Stanculescu
??Loredana Sucar
??Roxana Stan?
??Daniela Druncea
??Elena Chiric*
??Floarea Leonida*
???(*returned for Worlds)
??2007 Seniors:
??Aluissa Lacusteanu
??Andreea Grigore
??Andra Stanescu
??Madalina Gutu
??Ana Maria Tamarjan
??Adriana Tamarjan
??2008 Seniors:
Cerasela Patrascu
??Alexandra Ghita
??Andreea Acatrinei
? Gabriela Dragoi
? coaches:
Nicolae Forminte?(main)
Liliana Cosma
??Catalin Daniel Meran
??Marius Razvan Vintila
??Lucian Sandu
??Raluca Bugner

Marius ?Berbecar
?Adrian Bucur
?Ovidiu Buidoso
?Cosmin Iancu
?Alin Jivan
?Flavius Koczi
?Florin Nebunu
?Bogdan Orzata
?Cosmin Popescu
?Daniel Popescu
?Dan Potra
?Razvan Selariu
?Robert Stanescu

?Andrei Suciu
?main coach Dan Grecu

??Athens 2004 ??
??Catalina Ponor
??Daniela Sofronie
??Monica Rosu
??Alexandra Eremia
??Oana Ban ??
??Silvia Stroescu
??Andreea Munteanu

coach:?Octavian Belu
coach Mariana Bitang
?coach Nicolae Forminte
coach Lucian Sandu

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Silvia Stroescu, first interview-at-large
www.romanian-gymnastics.com: Ready for going to University?...
Silvia Stroescu: yes, tomorrow (sept 29) will go at both Universities to check my schedule.
www.romanian-gymnastics.com: both?...
Silvia Stroescu: Yes, I am a student at National Sport Academy and also at "Spiru Haret" University (the largest Romanian private university), where I will study psychology.
www.romanian-gymnastics.com: And, you want to become a...? (click for interview)

[28.09] Ask Silvia Stroescu
To our forum members: you may post now yours questions for Silvia Stroescu, in our Forum.

[28.09] Oana Ban interview, 2nd part...
www.romanian-gymnastics.com: What kind of music you like?
Oana Ban: dance, house, generally speaking, music which is high rhythmic.
www.romanian-gymnastics.com: your first coach, Mrs.Rodica Campeanu, let you train almost yourself? (because she trust you?)
Oana Ban: Sometime, she let me see myself the training plan, and let me do all the work in my own peace....(click here for more)

[25.09] Exclusive! Oana Ban, first interview-at-large ...
...Just few days ago, Oana parents went to Deva to bring to Oana Ban some clothes for the cold season. Some rainy, cold days make them think the cold season may come sooner than expected and Deva city is nearby a mountain region, which make the medium temperatures being lower than most of the country. To their surprise, Oana Ban said to her coaches and parents that she want to quit gymnastics!...(click for interview)

[24.09] Oana Ban retired gymnastics
Oana Ban, former member of Athens 2004 Romanian Gymnastics Olympics Team, has retired from gymnastics.
At the end of her floor exercise during team competition in Athens , she has accused strong pains from an older problem at her right leg. She didn't compete any more in all around and apparatus final contest at Olympics. Back in Deva for training, Oana have decided, after few days of training, that she can no longer continue with gymnastics. (Report...)

A second "perfect 10" for B&B?
[16.09]Whipped cream "battle" at Deva
The official reception of welcoming The Gold Team ended last evening into a general whipped cream fight, with Belu's face generously covered by a deep layer of whipped cream. The Reception didn't have an official appearance at all. One of the moments was a balloons contest, with guests trying to break some ceiling-suspended balloons...(click for Report)

[15.09/ 15,00 GMT] The Gold Team-"Honorary Citizens" of Deva
A nice, warming welcome, from a 2000 people crowd which have mostly filled the Deva central square. This was the way people of Deva have showed their enthusiasm for the Gold Team coming back "home"-at Deva.
The municipal council have awarded to all girls and coaches the "Honorary Citizen" title and...(click for Report)

[15.09] The Golden Team, Back to Deva
The Golden Team has left Bucharest early this morning, destination Deva. They will attend the official opening of the new school year and "welcome back!" ceremonies are expected. Few months ago, when they left for train in Bucharest, not many people would bet on their success at Athens (due to short time, only two years, since the team was born). Now the girls (and coaches) return with bags loaded with Olympics and Presidential Medals, like never before. Each time the team return from Olympic Games (always with medals, of course), the people from Deva and local officials welcome them, as they are considered to be like being almost "their children".

[13.09] Highest awards and Honors for Gymnasts and their coaches
Romanian president Ion Iliescu awarded to the men's and women's gymnastics team with the highest Romanian medals and honors.

All Romanian medallists from Athens were given different types of Presidential Medals, depending of their achievement. Also some coaches, including (a first in Romania) those who have first discovered and trained the athletes, and some officials were given Presidential Medals.(click for Report)

[13.09] World Cup, Chile

Florea Leonida in contest.

Photo: Martin Saide

[13.09] Receptions Season
This evening, the Golden Team will attend a reception at one of the largest Romanian bank, in Bucharest. The bank was recently took over by a Greek one and they were partners (click for Report)

[12.09] Gold Team at Dan Grecu's daughter marriage reception
Octavian Belu and all the girls from Olympic Team have attended a wedding reception this weekend. Dan Grecu, former gymnasts (Nadia's generation gymnast), and the coach of the National Men's team has become father-in-law. His daughter, Simona-Elena, get married with Bogdan ( a computer specialist, no direct connection with sport). Both Women's and Men's Olympic teams have attended...(clik for Report)

[11.09/GMT 19,00] Golden Team is Back!
The girls (Olympic Team) just made their first public appearance in Bucharest after holyday, this evening, during the most popular Romanian TV show.During a live broadcast from Constitution Square, (in front of Parliament House, the second largest building in the World), the girls and men's team have both danced together on a stage, in few minutes public aerobics-alike program. It was a fund raising show for leukemia and all girls and men's team were wearing at their hand nickels special white scarf's -like those received by all few thousands spectators which have made donations
on-site, for a leukemia help program.

[11.09] Men's Team, back to work
After two weeks of holyday, the Romanian Men's Olympic team is back for training.Two exceptions from the new training start: Dragulescu have problems with his car and try to...(click for Report)

[11.09] September 11, 2001-2004 / Ode to America
What on Earth can unite the Americans in such a way? Their land? Their galloping history? Their economic power? Money? I tried for hours to find an answer, humming songs and murmuring phrases which risk of sounding like commonplaces. I thought things over, but I reached only one conclusion. Only freedom can work such miracles!
(excerpts from "Evenimentul Zilei" 2001 article, by Cornel Nistorescu)-clik for article

[10.09] Forum rules and help for new members
Some of our new forum members have been experienced difficulties with registering, other have had problems understanding our rules...(click here)

[09.09] No interest for gymnastics, at R.N.C.S.
Three weeks before the admission exam at Romanian National Coach School, only one candidate have applied for one of the six places available.
The exams starts at the end of this month...(click for Report)

[09.09] Bela Karoly have sold his Romanian TV station
Bela Karoly, the well-known former coach of Nadia Comaneci, have sold his Romanian TV station, Pax TV, to... (click for Report)

[09.09]Post Card from Black Sea
Romanian Gold Gymnastic Team enjoy last hours from their holidays at Rex Hotel in Mamaia, as guests of Romanian billionaire Valentin Paunescu, who have offered them a one week holyday in the best hotel on the Black Sea Coast- five star Rex hotel, the one which have hosted few weeks ago an important meeting of Central and East European ministries and Presidents.(click to enlarge)

[07.09] Belu new contract, if any, only late November
The new contract for Belu can be concluded only late November, after the new President of Romanian Olympic Committee will be elected (and some other new board members replaced, too-due to their retire or other reasons). The new President of R.O.C. is supposed to be the head of National Sport Agency. He seems to support Belu but also... (click for Report)

[07.09] Web TV ?broadcasting from TVR
Since our site have informed you about the programs (gymnastics-related) available on www.tvr.ro/webcast , a lot of you have used this opportunity to see programs with the Romanian gymnastics team. Unfortunately, same opportunity was used by some dishonest people too, which made a hobby from stealing video footage from legitimate owners and re-posting illegally over the Internet - and putting you on risk by...click for article

[07.09/GMT 00,00]
President Iliescu on media coverage: soccer vs. gymnastics
During a late night TV show (Letterman-type), on Antena1 TV station, Romanian President Iliescu (a well known gymnastics fan, he was on stage at Athens during qualifications and even walked into backstages to wish romanian gymnasts Good Luck!), was asked about his opinion on media coverage on soccer (high interest from media) and gymnastics -with lower or no coverage of media... (News Report, click here)

[06.09] Aerobics World Record in Romania
10 students and their coach Ida Kelemen have danced non-stop, through rotation, for 744 hours, in the centre of Sfintu Gheorghe city (Transilvania, Romania). (click for story here)

[05/09] Iraqis gymnasts, training in Romania
61 Iraqis athletes (gymnasts, boxing and other) are in Romania for a 10 days training session. The women gymnastic team is in Onesti city, at the Romanian National Junior team training facility; the men went to Toplita city for training.

Beslan, North Osetia
Hundreds of innocent children?have died in a gym hall, many others were wounded, making this month another Black September.Take a moment and pray for them.

[03.09] Cetate Deva gym hall to be repaired
(Only) after the lice story have been published by the Romanian press, the Municipality of Deva have finnaly found the resources (1.5 billions lei) to make the much needed reconditioning of the gym hall and board school used by the Cetate Deva Club.The Mayor of Deva city will meet (click for Report)

[03.09] Marius Urzica, back to fishing camp
After the last evening Olympic Delegation Reception at Government, Marius Urzica went back to Danube Delta, where he went for fishing trip after Olympics.He already have caught five catfish (between 2,5 to 14 kilos) and two big carps (12 and 17 kilos) before leaving the camp to attend the reception. Marius will go this weekend to the Black Sea resorts, and will return to training in Bucharest on September 8.

[03.09] More photos from the Olympics Reception,(click here)

: "I'm not doing gymnastics for money!"
[02.09/GMT 21,00] Two hours ago, the Romanian Government have hosted a Reception for all national Olympic medallists.The gymnastics team was surrounded by all the Romanian media. It was previously announced that today they will receive the checks with the prizes.Instead, Prime Minister Nastase have handled to all medallists...(click for Report)

[02.09]Gymnastics web-fans and copyright issues
A lot of (Romanian) gymnastics fans, want to share their common passion and open new websites. This is a nice thing. Not so nice is when they "borrow" photos from other sites (not ours, is not because of this), not even mention the source, they start using...(click for article)

[01.09] Olympics will get their cash tomorrow
The cash prizes from the whole Romanian Olympic delegation will be handled tomorrow at Government headquarter in Bucharest. For the first time, the coach which have discovered athletes will receive cash prizes, too (15% from what their athletes have won, but paid separately). Belu and Bitang will get, first time in Romania, a huge jackpot: almost half a million euros for both.

[01.09/GMT 17,00]
Fleas and louses at Cetate Deva Gym School

ProTv and Antena1 Romanian TV stations have both aired this evening in their prime-time news bulletin, shock reports about bad sanitary conditions at Deva...(click for special Report)

[01.09] Urzica to receive a real, pure-Gold medal

During a Romanian national television program aired last evening, Ion Tiriac, the President of Romanian Olympic Committee, have revealed that a pure-Gold medal (Olympics-2004 alike, but Gold made), was ordered by him and will be ready next 10 days. At a last week reception at the Olympic "Romanian House" in Athens, Tiriac said to Marius Urzica that he deserve such a medal (for his pommel horse evolution) and their (Romanian) feeling are that Urzica was deprived by judges of winning one. (click for story)

[01.09]"Oskar Capital" prize for Catalina Ponor

The Romanian weekly "Capital" , to appear tomorrow on local press shops, have awarded their 5-stars Trophy (the most important) "Oskar Capital" for this week to Catalina. She is considered by the magazine "the new Star of world gymnastics".The magazine is the local edition of Swiss "Cash" business magazine, one of the European most respected magazines (similar with U.S. "Fortune" magazine). Each week, five trophies are awarded, ranking down from top-five star to one-star Oskar.

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