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Swiatek powers Poland to BJK Cup finals, Czechs top Britain

New No. 1 Iga Swiatek powered Poland into the Billie Jean King Cup Finals for the first time and they were joined by other newcomers Italy and Kazakhstan.

Other winners included old hands the Czech Republic, six-time winners since 2011, Spain, Canada and the United States.

The United States and Ukraine were 2-2 and playing a decisive doubles in their qualifier in Asheville.

Central European, Balkan, Athletes Dream of Glory in Beijing

With the winter Olympics in Beijing around the corner, athletes have already flown to the Chinese capital where they will compete under the five interlaced rings, symbol of the International Olympic Committee.

Football as Tool of Soft Power in Hungary’s Hands

Closer to home, 40 kilometres west of Budapest, Orban fulfilled a personal dream to build a stadium in Felcsut, the small village of 1,700 people where he grew up. Together with his close ally and mayor of Felcsut, Lorinc Meszaros, the two managed to have a stadium with a capacity of 3,800 built in 2014 for the Puskas Academy team at a cost of 10 million euros.

Table tennis: Romania wins 12 medals in Balkan Championships

Romania won 12 medals in the 46th edition of the Balkan Table Tennis Championships in Albena (Bulgaria), 5 gold, 2 silver and 5 bronze. In the men's singles, Cristian Chirita won the gold, after victories in a row, defeating in the final Turk Batuhan Ulucak, 4-1 (11-7, 11-7, 11-4, 9-11, 11-8).

Romanian juniors win five medals in European Aerobic Championships

The Romanian juniors won on Sunday five medals in the European Aerobic Championships in Pesaro, Italy, one gold, two silver and two bronze. Romania has managed to get the gold in the final of the aerobic dance event (Darius Branda, Madalin Boldea, Mirela Frincu, Daria Mihaiu, Larisa Suiu, Vladut Popa), 17.650, ahead of Russia (17.400) and Hungary (17.250).

Table tennis: Romania gets gold in mixed doubles in Balkan Championships

Romania conquered the gold medal in the mixed doubles event at the Table Tennis Balkan Championships in Albena, Bulgaria, on Saturday, through pairing Cristian Chirita/Andreea Dragoman, who defeated Turks Zihni Batuhan Sahin/Merve Ozturk, 3-0 (11-7, 11-7, 11-4).

Football - 2022 World Cup qualifier Northern Macedonia - Romania, line-up teams

Skopje, Sept 8 /Agerpres/ - Romania's national football team coach Mirel Radoi has made one change for Wednesday's match with Northern Macedonia's Group J in the 2022 World Cup qualifiers at the Todor Proeski Arena in Skopje, compared to the match with Iceland and seven compared to the match versus Liechtenstein.

Romania grabs 5 gold, 5 silver medals at European Rowing U-23 Championships of Kruszwica, in Poland

Romania won ten medals, 5 gold and 5 silver, on Sunday at the European Rowing Under-23 Championships in Kruszwica (Poland), and Simona Radis set a world record in women's singles skulls, according to a press release issued to AGERPRES. Romania placed first in the ranking by nation. "The extraordinary performance of the Romanian rowers, as we have already become accustomed to!

Romania's canoeing legend Patzaichin, dead at 71

Romania's multiple Olympic canoeing medallist Ivan Patzaichin has died at the age of 71, the Romanian Olympic Committee (COSR) announced on its Facebook page on Sunday. "He's a legend ... a champion has turned into a star. Ivan Patzaichin has left us. His story is the story of success, common sense and fine character.

RON depreciation to continue, without internal political situation influence (CFA Romania's Codirlasu)

The national currency has depreciated on Thursday compared to the euro, continuing, practically, its descending trend started last week, the internal political situation having no influence on the exchange rate, believes Adrian Codirlasu, deputy chair of the CFA Romania Association. "The course depreciated a little. Practically it continued the depreciation trend started last week.

BNR's forex reserves increase by 6.68 pct in August, to 41.616 billion euro

The foreign currency reserves of the National Bank of Romania clocked in, at the end of August 2021, at 41.616 billion euro, an increase by 6.68 pct over the level of 39.008 billion euro recorded on July 31, 2021, the central bank announced on Wednesday.

Cyclist Eduard Novak wins silver at Tokyo 2020 Paralympics

Romanian cyclist Eduard Novak, the current Minister of Youth and Sports, won the Paralympic silver medal in the men's C4 4000 m individual pursuit on Friday, at the Izu Velodrome in Tokyo. Despite a better start, Novak was defeated in the gold-medal race by Slovakia's Jozef Metelka.

Alex Ciocan: We have moved mountains to organise the Tour of Romania

Chairman of the Romanian Cycling Federation (FRC), Alex Ciocan told a news briefing on Wednesday that he and his team "have moved mountains" in order to organize the Tour of Romania, this year in its 54th edition. "A lot of work has been done on this Tour, because in the spring there were some changes inside the federation; until we managed to get organised time passed very quickly.