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Fencing: Romania women’s epee team wins European bronze

Romania women’s epee team has won the bronze medal at the European fencing Championship in Tbilisi (Georgia), after defeating Estonia 45-38 in the match for places 3-4. The Romanian team is made up of Amalia Tătăran (CS Dinamo), Greta Vereș ...

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Cătălina Ponor, Marian Drăgulescu and Corina Constantin – best Romanian gymnasts of the year

Cătălina Ponor (women’s gymnastics), Marian Dragulescu (men’s gymnastics) and Oana Corina Constantin (aerobics) have been designated as the best athletes of the year by the Romanian Gymnastics Federation. Ponor is voted on the first place after 12 years, she won ...

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Nicu Vlad takes over as interim COSR head until elections

Nicu Vlad, the chairman of the Romanian Weightlifting Federation and Vice-president of the Romanian Olympic Committee (COSR) has taken over the position of CORS chairman, following Alin Petrache’s resignation at the end of Rio Olympics. Nicu Vlad, Olympic champion in ...

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Nadia Comaneci, Gheorghe Hagi and Simona Halep, Romanians’ most admired athletes, survey says

Gheorghe Hagi (32%), Nadia Comaneci (16%) and Simona Halep (14%) are the top three athletes admired by Romanians, according to a survey conducted by the Romanian Institute for Evaluation and Strategy (IRES), whereas the first four favourite sports are football ...

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Gymnast Catalina Ponor replies to critics: Cherish what you have. No Olympic champion to be born soon

Romanian gymnast Catalina Ponor, ranked 7th in the beam final at Rio Olympics, on Tuesday posted an open letter on her Facebook personal account, replying to those who criticized her. She says she has been affected by the negative comments ...

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Rio Olympics: Romanian athletes results on day 1

The first day of the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro was a bad day for many Romanian athletes, on the other hand some of them have succeeded to qualify to the next round of the competitions. Gymnastics – Marian ...

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Toronto: Mergea and Tecău – defeated in the semi-finals

Romanian tennis players Florin Mergea and Horia Tecau were defeated on Saturday in the doubles semi-finals of the Toronto ATP World Tour Masters by the pair Ivan Dodig/Marcelo Melo (Croatia/Brazil). 6-4, 6-3. They will receive 360 ATP points and USD ...

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Athlete Mihai Donisan, excluded from the Olympic Games!

Romanian athlete Mihai Donisan, high jump national champion, will not compete in Rio Olympics, journalist Catalin Tolontan writes on his blog. Donisan had been suspended by WADA three months ago for traces of meldonium, but was pardoned last week as ...

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Canoeing: Romania – suspended one year from international competitions due to doping cases, will miss the Rio Olympic Games

The Romanian Canoeing Federation (FRKC) has been suspended by the International Federation for one year from the competitions because of numerous doping cases, and thus will miss the participation to the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro (August 5 to ...

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