Sport in Romania - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


PPT – Sport in Romania PowerPoint presentation | free to view - id: 23fc48-NjFlM


The Adobe Flash plugin is needed to view this content

Get the plugin now

View by Category
About This Presentation

Sport in Romania


Football (soccer) is by far the most popular sport in Romania. ... The Romania national rugby union team, nicknamed The Oaks (Stejarii), have long ... – PowerPoint PPT presentation

Number of Views:396
Avg rating:3.0/5.0
Slides: 31
Provided by: tkuk


Write a Comment
User Comments (0)
Transcript and Presenter's Notes

Title: Sport in Romania

Sport in Romania
1.1Football (soccer)
  • 1.1Football (soccer)
  • Football (soccer) is by far the most popular
    sport in Romania. The governing body is the
    Romanian Football Federation, which belongs to
    UEFA. At international level, the Romanian
    National Football Team has taken part 7 times in
    the Football World Cup, and it had the most
    successful period throughout the 1990s, when
    during the 1994 World Cup in USA, Romania reached
    the quarter-finals and was ranked by FIFA on the
    6th place. The core player of this "Golden
    Generation" and perhaps the best known Romanian
    player internationally is Gheorghe Hagi
    (nicknamed Madadona of the Carpathians). Other
    famous players are Gheorghe Popescu, Miodrag
    Belodedici, and the still active Adrian Mutu and
    Cristian Chivu.


Gheorghe Hagi
  • Nicknamed "The Maradona of the Carpathians", or
    "The hunk with the chunk", he is considered a
    hero in his homeland as well as in Turkey. He has
    won his country's "Player of the Year" award a
    record six times, and was recently named Romanian
    football player of the century. He played for the
    Romanian national team in three World Cups in
    1990, 1994 and 1998, as well as in three European
    Football Championships in 1984, 1996 and 2000. He
    won a total of 125 caps for Romania, being ranked
    second after Dorinel Munteanu, and scored 35
    goals, being ranked first.

  • Handball is the most popular sport in Romania
    after football. The Romanian men's national team
    has won the Handball World Cup a record 4 times
    (1961, 1964, 1970, and 1974). The only other team
    to have matched this record is Sweden in 1999.
    Steaua and Dinamo have also won several European
    titles over the years.
  • Romania has produced many great handball players,
    including Gheorghe Gruia, Vasile Stânga, Cornel
    Penu, Ioan Moser, and Cristian Gatu.

(No Transcript)
  • Basketball is a very popular sport among Romanian
    youth. Gheorghe Muresan was the first Romanian to
    enter NBA, and he became known as the tallest man
    ever to play in that league.
  • Muresan (right) meeting with Nicholas F. Taubman,
    the U.S. Ambassador to Romania.
  • Gheorghe Dumitru Muresan, also known as Ghi?a and
    "George", (born February 14, 1971 in Triteni,
    Romania) is a retired Romanian professional
    basketball player. At 7' 7" (2.31 m), he is
    arguably the tallest man to ever play in the NBA,
    standing a few millimeters taller than Sudanese
    player Manute Bol. Like Bol, both his parents are
    of average size, but unlike Bol his great height
    is the result of a pituitary disorder.

Gheorghe Dumitru Muresan,
Rugby union
  • Rugby union is a fairly popular team sport played
    in Romania with a tradition of more than 80
  • The Romania national rugby union team, nicknamed
    The Oaks (Stejarii), have long been one of the
    stronger European teams outside of the Six
    Nations tournament. They take part in
    international competitions, notably the World
    Cup, the European Nations Cup and the Super Cup.
    Rugby union in Romania is administered by the
    Romanian Rugby Federation. They play in yellow
    and blue strips.Though maybe not the force they
    once were, the Romanian national rugby team has
    so far competed at every Rugby World Cup.

  • In the 1976 Summer Olympics, the gymnast Nadia
    Comaneci became the first gymnast ever to score a
    perfect "ten". She also won three gold medals,
    one silver and one bronze, all at the age of
    fifteen. Her success continued in the 1980 Summer
    Olympics, where she was awarded two gold medals
    and two silver medals.
  • Romania holds a long tradition in artistic
    gymnastics, especially in the ladies'
    competition. The most famous Romanian gymnast is
    Nadia Comaneci, who was the first gymnast to ever
    score a perfect 10 at the Olympic games, during
    the 1976 Summer Olympics

Nadia Comaneci
  • Andreea Madalina Raducan (born September 30,
    1983) is a retired gymnast from Bârlad, Romania.
  • Raducan began competing in gymnastics at a young
    age and was training at the Romanian junior
    national facility by the age of 12 1/2. As one of
    the standout gymnasts of the Romanian team in the
    late 1990s, Raducan was known for both her
    difficult repertoire of skills and her dance and
    presentation. Over the course of her four-year
    senior career, she won Olympic or World
    Championships medals on every event except the
    uneven bars and earned three individual World
    Championships titles, on the floor exercise in
    1999 and 2001 and the balance beam in 2001.

  • Catalina Ponor (born August 20, 1987) is a
    gymnast from Constanta, Romania. After beginning
    training with the national team in 2002, Ponor
    has won several medals with the Romanian team,
    along with individual beam and floor exercise
    medals. Hardly known until late 2003, Ponor has
    made several achievements in her career as a
    gymnast. Her career highlights include the 2003
    World Championships, where she was a triple
    silver medalist, and 2004 European Gymnastics
    Championships and 2004 Summer Olympics, both of
    which she was a triple gold medalist.

  • Ilie Nastase, the tennis player, is another
    internationally known Romanian sports star. He
    won several Grand Slam titles and dozens of other
    tournaments and was the first player to be ranked
    as number 1 by ATP from 1973 to 1974 he also was
    a successful doubles player. Romania has also
    reached the Davis Cup finals three times.
    Virginia Ruzici was a successful tennis player in
    the 1970s.

Ilie Nastase
  • Tiriac first appeared on the international sports
    scene as an ice hockey player on the Romanian
    national team at the 1964 Winter Olympics.
    Shortly after that he switched to tennis as his
    main sport. With fellow Romanian Ilie Nastase he
    won the men's doubles in the 1970 French Open and
    reached the Davis Cup finals several times in the

Ion Tiriac
  • Oina is a traditional Romanian sport with
    similarities to baseball. At the first edition of
    the Olympics (1896), Romania offered to send two
    oina teams, but it was turned down by the
    International Olympic Committee, because oina was
    not played in other countries.
  • In 1899, Spiru Haret, the minister of education
    decided that oina to be played in schools in
    Physical education classes and organized the
    first annual oina competitions.
  • Romanian Oina Federation was founded in 1932, and
    reactivated at the beginning of the 1950s.

(No Transcript)
  • Boxing is actually popular in Romania, especially
    in the TV broadcastings. Famous boxers include
    Mihai Leu, Lucian Bute and Leonard Doroftei.
  • Lucian Bute (born February 28, 1980 in Galati,
    Romania) is a Romanian boxer now living and
    fighting out of Montreal, Canada, best known for
    winning the IBF championship at super
    middleweight in 2007. Bute was raised in a small
    town in Galati County named Pechea.

Lucian Bute
  • At a height of 6'2 and an arm length of 27.5"
    (Southpaw), Bute has a professional record of 21
    wins (17 KO's), 0 losses and 0 draws and is
    ranked 4th in the world by Ring Magazine as of
    November 2007. He is the IBF super middleweight
    champion. Bute is trained by Stéphane Larouche,
    who also trained former world champions Éric
    Lucas and Leonard Dorin.

Leonard Doroftei
  • In 1997, Doroftei became a professional boxer,
    signing with the Canadian club Interbox. On
    January 5, 2002 he won the WBA world lightweight
    title, winning in a split decision over
    Argentinian boxer Raul Horacio Balbi 112-115,
    114-113, 115-112. On May 31, the two fought again
    in Bucharest this second fight was a unanimous
    decision for Doroftei, 118-111, 117-112 and
  • A lightweight title unification bout May 17, 2003
    with American boxer Paul Spadafora, the IBF
    champion, ended in a draw, 114-114, 115-113,

Rowing and canoeing
  • These sports are not very popular, but Romanian
    sportsmen have brought numerous successes,
    including 35 olmpic medals (18 gold) for rowing
    and 34 medals (10 gold) for

Ivan Patzaichin
Ivan Patzaichin
  • a retired Romanian flatwater canoer who won seven
    Olympic medals, four gold and three silver, more
    than any other competitor in the history of the
    Canadian canoeing events.
  • He also won eight world championship gold
  • C1 1000m (1973, 1977)
  • C1 10,000m (1978)
  • C2 500m (1979)
  • C2 1000m (1970, 1981, 1983)
  • C2 10,000m (1982)

  • Chess is fairly popular among some groups,
    especially retired people and mathematicians. The
    highest FIDE rating Romanian player is the
    grandmaster Liviu-Dieter Nisipeanu

In 1999, Nisipeanu as a clear outsider
made it to the semifinals of the FIDE World Chess
Championship by beating Vasily Ivanchuk in round
4 and Alexei Shirov in the quarterfinals only to
succumb to the eventual champion Alexander
Khalifman. Nisipeanu won the European Individual
Chess Championship 2005 in Warsaw with 10 points
out of 13 games, half a point ahead of runner-up
Teimour Radjabov from Azerbaijan.