[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 of ROC
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.
[Jan 26]Oana 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 Gala
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, classic shirt.
[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!
Catalina Ponor, the "Most Beloved Romanian Athlete"
[Jan 22/ GMT 18,15] Catalina Ponor, at "The Most loved"Gala, at TVR 1
Catalina 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 Internet , 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
[Jan 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 for more)
[Jan 12] Romanian gymnastics team signed (useless?) contracts with RGF
[Jan 11] Happy Birthday , "Banutz"! Oana Ban Birthday
[Jan 10] 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 Zahiu : "Bitang use to call us 'vaci medaliate'... "
[Jan 08]Andreea 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 mail address
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]
[Jan 06] Andreea Raducan "working in a farm" show, to be aired again
Romanian 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!
[Jan 04]Your opinions about Catalina's brother "lost & found"story (poll)
[Jan 03] Denial is not a river in
Egypt Romania... Catalina Ponor brother
[Jan 1] Andreea Munteanu, (still?) looking for Beijing 2008 Games
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Silvia Stroescu, first interview-at-large
Exclusive! Oana Ban, first interview-at-large ...
Romanian Gymnastics News Archive.