196: The Romanian Situation with Bea

May 4, 2016 | GymCastic, Podcast

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In the News

This week we talk about the state of Romanian gymnastics with native Romanian and editor of The Couch Gymnast, Bea:

  • Coaches Octavian Belu and Maria Bitang make 1,841 USD/month while gymnasts Bulimar and  Iordache get 460 USD/month
  • False reports that Diana Bulimar had quit (6:15) 
  • What happened at the press conference (9:24)
  • Rio Selection Process: who is in the running and how they will be chosen. 
  • Will Romania ever hire a bars coach?!
  • Listener questions:
    • What is the status of the nationwide star search and development program?  
    • Can failure of the gymnastics team be blamed on problems in the country generally?
  • When Romanians appeared semi-nude in a Japanese gymnastics video: What happened from the gymnasts point of view when they arrived in Japan to film (39:52). 

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Gazeta Sporturilor sums up the Romanian sports situation at the high level. It is called Democracy Kills

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