All News on Sports in Romania

Balkan Insight’s Week in Pictures

Bosniaks wearing face mask gather and pray to mark the Eid aL-Adha holiday in the Bosnian capital of Sarajevo on July 31, 2020. Photo: EPA-EFE/Fehim Demir.

Albanian Muslims have their morning prayers for the Eid Al-Adha holiday in Tirana, the capital of Albania, on July 31, 2020. Photo: EPA-EFE/Malton Dibra.

Several sports competitions to resume simultaneously in Romania

Minister for Youth and Sport Ionut Stroe told AGERPRES on Thursday that there will not be just one sport where competitions will be resumed in the first phase, but several, having so far received requests for football, cycling, motoring and motorcycling.

Romania sends to UEFA guarantees regarding organization of EURO 2020 in Bucharest

Romania officially reconfirmed its commitment to organizing matches during the EURO 2020 in Bucharest, through a guarantee letter sent to UEFA, the Ministry of Youths and Sports announces. "The Romanian Football Federation submitted to UEFA the last guarantee letter of the 24 necessary to reaffirm the availability to host the UEFA European Football Championship EURO 2020.

Division I ice hockey worlds in Slovenia cancelled

The cancellation was reported by the Slovenian Ice Hockey Association (HZS), which said the Group B tournament of the second-tier world championship in Poland's Katowice had also been cancelled.

In addition to the Slovenian national team, the tournament in Ljubljana's Tivoli Arena was supposed to feature France, Austria, South Korea, Hungary and Romania.

Current, former sports champions urge fellow Romanians to stay at home

Former and current Olympic, world and European champions such as Nadia Comaneci, Cristina Neagu, Mihai Covaliu, Gabriela Szabo, Marian Dragulescu, Elizabeta Samara or Ionela Cozmiuc have recently gone public, encouraging Romanians to stay at home and observe the orders of the authorities amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Romanian judokas Dobre, Moscalu win bronze at Warsaw European Open

Romanian judokas Stefan Adelina Dobre and Serafima Moscalu won bronze medals on Sunday at the Warsaw European Open 2020 competition in Warsaw, Poland. In the women's 63kg class, Stefania Dobre defeated Polish Agata Zacheja, lost in the quarter-finals to Swiss Carina Hildbrand, but in the repechages she defeated Polish Natalia Kropska, and then she went on to defeat Belgium's Selina Delen.

Romania's Cristian and Bara qualify for main draw of WTA tournament in Lyon

Romania's tennis players Jaqueline Cristian and Irina Bara managed to advance on Sunday to the main draw of the women's singles WTA tournament in Lyon (France), with prizes worth 275,000 US dollars, after their victories in the first round of qualifications. Cristian (aged 21, WTA's 174th) surpassed Belgian Lara Salden (aged 21, WTA's 291st), with a score of 6-3, 6-0, in just 55 minutes.

Bloomberg: Bulgaria May Delay its Bid to Adopt the Euro

Bulgaria signaled it may delay its bid to adopt the euro amid fears the preparatory steps could jeopardize a long-standing fixed exchange rate to the common currency, Bloomberg reported.

Alin Alexuc-Ciurariu takes gold in Wrestling European Championships in Rome

Romanian athlete Alin Alexuc-Ciurariu took the gold medal in the 130 kg category, Greco-Roman wrestling, on Tuesday evening, in the wrestling European Championships in Rome, after defeating in the final Georgian athlete Levan Arabuli (6-1). Alexuc-Ciurariu (CS Dinamo), who turned 30 on February 3, thus managed his highest career performance.

Romania wins 9 medals at Balkan U20 Indoor Championships in Istanbul

Romania won 9 medals on Sunday at the Balkan U20 Indoor Championships in Istanbul, including 3 gold, 2 silver and 4 bronze ones. In the final standings, Romania was behind Turkey, 8-6-7, and Ukraine, 4-0-0. In women's, Greece finished in the first place, with 2 gold and 5 silver medals, followed by Romania, 2-2-2, and Croatia, 2-1-3.