From Cuban to Romanian in the blink of an eye: Asley Gonzalez, Olympic runner-up, surprises his country and his fans by changing his nationality

This is the first case of a Cuban Olympic medalist who, without having to defect, renounces Cuba to go and represent another country in international competition.

The Hula Report: Weightlifting at Crossroads

(ATR) The jovial charm of Tamas Ajan hid deep secrets of international weightlifting ... 

The Hula Report: Weightlifting at Crossroads

(ATR) The jovial charm of Tamas Ajan hid deep secrets of international weightlifting ... 

Romanian Weightlifting Federation suspended upon referral by the ITA

Romanian Weightlifters Stripped of Olympic Medals

(ATR) Two of the three weightlifters caught doping in latest reanalysis of samples won medals at London 2012.

WADA Releases Findings on Weightlifting

(ATR) World Anti-Doping Agency President Witold Bańka says his organization is “appalled” by what it found.

Coronavirus Latest: IOC Pledges Support to Beijing 2022

Also: Davis Cup tennis, beach volleyball events hit by outbreak of the disease.


Romania Ready for Another YOG Bid

(ATR) The Romanian city of Brasov is trying again to host the Winter Youth Olympic Games.

Bidders Interested in Next Winter YOG

(ATR) Bulgaria, Romania, Russia, and Spain could bid for the next Winter YOG.

ITF Bans Ilie Nastase

(ATR) Romanian Fed Cup captain is suspended until 2021 for a series of transgressions from April.

FIBA Celebrates 85th Anniversary

FIBA, the International Basketball Federation, turns 85 today.

Beijing Winter Olympics Restores Ancient Steel Mill

(ATR) A century-old steel mill becomes a symbol of the 2022 Winter Games.

Georgia, Romania and USA make World Rugby Council debut

World Rugby has officially welcomed Georgia, Romania and USA onto its expanded Council at its interim meeting in London last week.

Lausanne, Brasov Await Decision on Winter YOG

(ATR) The IOC will decide on Friday where to stage the 2020 Winter Youth Olympic Games.

IOC Publishes YOG 2020 Evaluation Commission Report

(ATR) Brasov and Lausanne propose two very different bid concepts for the 2020 Youth Olympic Games.

Lausanne Outlines Village Plans for 2020 YOG

(ATR) The winning design has been chosen for the Lausanne athlete village of the 2020 Youth Olympic Games.

Romanian Bid For The 2021 Summer Universiade Gains Traction

(ATR) Romanian President Klaus Iohannis, Olympian Nadia Comaneci back 2021 Summer Universiade bid. 

Next Stop, Nadia Comaneci Station

(ATR) Romania is honoring 51 of the country's Olympians by naming Bucharest subway stations after each athlete.

EOC to Join Romania NOC Centenary Celebrations

(ATR) European Olympic leaders will celebrate the Romanian NOC’s 100th anniversary in Bucharest next week.

New Romanian Olympic Committee President

(ATR) Alin Petrache is the new president of the Romanian Olympic Committee. 

Tokyo Considers Guesthouse; Romanian NOC Chairman Resigns

(ATR) Ireland NOC receives new van ... IOC intervenes in Pakistani NOC situation.

Havas Sports & Entertainment enters the Romanian market through partnership with eventures

Webb Ellis Cup on show as Georgia and Romania aim for RWC

Hickey Praises Brasov EYOF Organizers

(ATR) European Olympic Committees president Pat Hickey says Brasov has organized a "very successful" winter European Youth Olympic Festival.

Romania top in women's team epee, China beats France in men's foil Catania

Intersport European Championships

The Year Ahead -- Bidding for 2020

(ATR) IOC president Jacques Rogge tells Around the Rings whichever continent hosts the 2018 Winter Olympics will also have a shot at the 2020 Summer Games.

Romania and Uruguay to Contest RWC 2011 Play-Off Final

NOCs News -- ONOC Visits Solomons; Sierra Leone Pleas for Unity

(ATR) ONOC will meet with Solomon Islands NOC executives... Leader of African NOC makes a plea for unity within country's sport organizations