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Balkan Insight’s Week in Pictures

A pedestrian passes a mural depicting doctors in a COVID-19 ward on the outside of the Children's Infectious Diseases Hospital in the Bulgarian capital of​ Sofia on April 9, 2021. Photo: EPA-EFE/Vassil Donev.

People walk through a snow-covered park in Sarajevo, the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina, on April 7, 2021. Photo: EPA-EFE/Fehim Demir.

Romania's women's sabre team wins bronze medal at 2021 Junior World Fencing Championships

Romania's women's sabre team won the bronze medals on Monday at the 2021 Junior and Cadet World Fencing Championships in Cairo, after beating Turkey 45-40 in the match for third place. The team coached by Cosmin Hancianu and composed of Ilinca Pantis, Felicia Iacob, Mihaela Chitu and Maria Matei led most of the time, with Turkey only being once in the lead (20-18).

Marco Sovar grabs gold medal at Cairo's Junior Fencing World Championships

Romanian athlete Marco Sovar won the gold medal in the men's sword event on Sunday at the Junior Fencing World Championships in Cairo, after defeating in the finals the South Korean Junseong Park, 15-13. The fencer legitimized at CS Dinamo was led 11-7, but managed to snap back and win, according to the website of the Romanian Fencing Federation.

Coach Mutu, on Hungarian players' racist behavior in U21 match: Hope UEFA makes right decision

The head coach of the national youth team, Adrian Mutu, on Monday commented in an online press conference, upon the racist behavior of some Hungarian players towards the Romanians in the direct match of the European Under-21 Championship, saying that such things have no place in sports and hopes that UEFA will make the right decision in this case.

Epee fencer Ana-Maria Popescu, 60th Romanian athlete qualified for Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games

Epee fencer Ana Maria Popescu, gold medalist at the 2016 Olympic Games with the team, became the 60th Romanian athlete qualified for the Tokyo Olympics, announced on Tuesday evening the Romanian Fencing Federation and the Romanian Olympic and Sports Committee. Ana-Maria secured her place to Tokyo after finishing first in the world ranking of the event, the federation said.

Romanian Football Federation head: 'No-fans' scenario for Bucharest EURO 2020 games does not stand

President of the Romanian Football Federation (FRF) Razvan Burleanu told a press conference held today at the end of the meeting of the FRF Executive Committee that the authorities are not considering a scenario where, because of the pandemic, the EURO 2020 matches due to be held in Bucharest should be played to an empty stadium; Burleanu said that there is a consensus at the government level f

Spanish Football Chiefs Outrage Kosovo by Calling it a ‘Territory’

A World Cup qualifying match between Spain and Kosovo scheduled for March 31 has been put in question after the Spanish Football Federation in a tweet described Kosovo as the "territory of Kosovo" rather than an independent state.

Spain is one of five European Union countries that have not recognised the former province of Serbia which unilaterally declared independence in 2008.

Olympic official Covaliu: Covid vaccine not compulsory for athletes to attend Tokyo Olympics

President of the Romanian Olympic and Sports Committee, Mihai Covaliu, declared on Monday that getting the COVID-19 vaccine is not mandatory for athletes to participate in the Tokyo Olympics. "For the time being, vaccination is not compulsory for participation in the Tokyo Olympics. As you know, the vaccination process is in full swing.

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