The 19th of June 2016 will probably stay in the collective memory of Romanians as a black day, a nightmare. Losing to Albania in a decisive European Championship match is a remarkable negative achievement that is not really what you'd wish for from your national football team.Read More
The Olympic Games in Rio and the European Championship in Sweden are the two international competitions Tomas Ryde's Romania hopes to qualify for this year.
March will be a key month for the near future of Romanian women's handball. After taking bronze at this winter's World Championship, Romania will try to qualify for the European Championship and the Summer Olympic Games.Read More
When it was all over, twelve thousand Danes travelled back to their homes heartbroken, their dreams shattered after 70 minutes of intense handball. On the floor of the Jyske Bank Boxen, a few Romanians enjoyed what is sure to rank as one of the best nights of their lives to date. A hundred more were cheering and singing in delight from high up in the stands.
Meanwhile, an ice-cold Swede was giving his first interview after guiding Romania’s girls to their remarkable success. “I tried not to be emotional during this match,” Tomas Ryde told the interviewer. You couldn’t make it up.Read More
The second day of DreamHack Cluj-Napoca produced some good matches and a first glimpse of the atmosphere on the Main Stage at the Polyvalent Hall. Furthermore, we now know four of the eight quarter-finalists.Read More
Day 1 of the seventh Major Counter-Strike: Global Offensive tournament is over, and what a fascinating day it was! Eight matches, five of which on Cobblestone, a few surprises and some anticipated results, but just the combination for us to get excited for the next four days.Read More
After Ted Kravitz posted a picture of a Dacia car on Twitter I asked him half-jokingly when will he come to Romania. I was surprised when he answered that he is actually here and although we didn’t manage to meet in person, I asked him some questions.
We all know Ted from his role as a funny and smart reporter from Sky F1’s broadcasting of F1. But how did he land this job, what does he think about the current affairs going on in the sport and, most importantly, who is his favourite driver? Find out here.Read More
Flavia Pennetta makes light work of Simona Halep and goes through to her first Grand Slam singles final, at the age of 33.
The smile right after she hit her last forehand winner said it all. It was a very tough shot to win a point with, but Flavia Pennetta's confidence was already sky-high. She knew that she could count on her strokes any time, so she just went for it.Read More
Flavia Pennetta - world no. 26 (highest no. 10), 33 years old, from Italy, second Grand Slam semifinal (both at the US Open)
Simona Halep - world no. 2 (highest no. 2), 23 years old, from Romania, third Grand Slam semifinal (first at the US Open)
As it happenedRead More
September 2013. A new name has been rising up the ranks on the WTA Tour. A small Romanian with a big heart. Her name? Simona Halep. Her ranking? 19th in the world. Her Grand Slam breakthrough needs to wait more.
September 2015. Simona Halep's three set victory over Victoria Azarenka means she will now play her third Grand Slam semifinal. The familiar face on the other side of the net will be Flavia Pennetta, who defeated the Romanian in the last 16 at the US Open two years ago. Revenge is on the cards.Read More
The day that I received the confirmation of my presence in Macedonia for the European Women's U-17 Handball Championships, I rushed on the Romanian Handball Federation's website to see recent posts.
I knew that the Carpați Trophy, a pretty well-known friendly tournament held in Romania almost each year, was this year going to take place in Cluj, the city where I currently live. It was only a few days away. I also knew that Romania had just employed a new coach. A foreign one - which is in itself newsworthy.Read More
“I am suing the team so I can be friends with them.” This is what Giedo van der Garde seems to say through his actions. The situation at Sauber is difficult to handle, as well as delicate and downright ridiculous.
While nobody knows what will happen in Friday’s practice sessions or in Saturday’s qualifying, it is a good moment for us to imagine how things would go.Read More
In the world of sport, when talking about Romania, only a few names spring to mind. Ilie Năstase, Nadia Comăneci and Gheorghe Hagi are probably the most important ones that fit in this select category of sporting heroes.
In tennis, Ilie Năstase was the first player to become World No. 1 since the ATP introduced its computerised ranking system back in 1973. His glory days have long ago passed, but recently, a fresh face has been causing quite a stir in the country’s sport scene and beyond.Read More
In 1998, after a defeat in a friendly against Paraguay, Hagi was on centre-stage of a press conference that became very famous over the years. Frustrated with the press jumping to conclusions after the defeat in question, Hagi unleashed himself warning the journalists that their expectations were too big.
Romania's national team was going through a very good period of results. After reaching the last 16 in the 1990 World Cup, 1994 brought the team's best result of an international tournament, only penalties denying Romania a place in the semi-finals.Read More
Sunday in Sofia, Simona Halep managed to defeat Sam Stosur for the third time this year. More importantly, the win brought the Romanian a huge title, as the match was the final of the Tournament of Champions. Six of the best players in the world that had won at least one tournament in 2013 participated.
The two women met for the first time back in 2010, in the first round of the Roland Garros. The Australian won in two sets. One year later, fate confronted them against each other once more, and Sam won again in the second round at Paris, Halep only managing to win two games in that match.Read More