Georgia vs Russia at the Beijing Olympics

On August 8th, while the Olympic teams were entering the Bird’s Nest Stadium in Beijing at the opening ceremony of the XXIXth Olympic Games, Russian troops were entering Georgia, once a former Soviet Republic, now invaded by Russian Army, claiming they are acting as so called “peace-keepers”, like they always do. I will not write about this war aggression here, it has been said enough already, but if you want to find out what’s behind it all just read this article here: The Pipeline War. The did is certainly not in the spirits of the Olympics and I blame Russia for starting a war during the Olympic Games, when it supposed to be the other way around.

I would like to remind you the Melbourne Olympic Games in 1956 when Russian tanks invaded the streets of Budapest. After Russians bombed Hungary the national polo teams of Hungary and USSR met in Melbourne for a game which was later called “Blood in the Water match” or “Blood Bath”. The name was coined by the media after Hungarian player Ervin Zador emerged from the pool with blood pouring from under his eye after being punched by a Soviet player. That was a semifinal and Hungary won that game 4:0 taking the revenge in sports (they became Olympic champions back then), while Russians could not show a fair play even in sports. There was also a documentary about that event produced in 2006 by Quentin Tarantino and called “Freedom’s Fury“.


The Georgian Olympic team wanted to withdraw from the Olympics, but they decided to remain at the games and now the national Olympic teams of both countries will meat at the sports matches. The one I’m aware of is this one:

Victoria Moldovei (…la fotbal!)

Beat de victorie!
Echipa naţional? de fotbal a Moldovei ne mai bucur? înc? o dat? cu o victorie de zile mari. Se pare c? de data aceasta nimeni nici nu se gândea la un alt rezultat decât victorie, ?i am învins! Asta da, atitudine de înving?tori, BRAVO juc?torilor ?i antrenorului ?i tuturor ce au contribuit la acest rezultat! ?i BRAVO suporterilor care au creat aceast? atmosfer? de victorie!

Am fost si eu parte a acestei atmosferi de victorie ?i am reu?it s? capturez câteva momente din acest meci istoric. Inainte de meci am mers ?i la o bere, cum se face deobicei, ?i un prieten pe care îl cred de pesimist, dar de fapt e un amator ?i bun cunosc?tor a fotbalului moldovenesc tosta zicând: “Hai, s? câ?tige Moldova cu 5:0!”. Nu prea auzi a?a ceva de la el, dar se pare c? tostând la mai mult se prime?te ceva. Eu zic sa mai tostam cu toţii la meciurile viitoare ?i poate ajungem ?i în campionat data viitoare.

Igor BugaiovTamas Priskin (Ungaria)Lovitura de succesPoziţie inedit?

Mai doresc s? public lista celor ce au jucat în acea seara ?i s? le zicem mulţumesc: Stanislav Nama?co (cel care ne salva poarta), Alexandru Epureanu, Sergiu Lascencov, Nicolae Josan (cel care a b?tut gol în minutul 22), Radu Rebeja (capitanul echipei), Sergiu Nama?co, Eugeniu Cebotaru (înlocuit cu Simion Bulgaru), Denis Zmeu (înlocuit cu Ghenadie Olexici la final de meci), Vitalie Bordian, Igor Bugaiov (cel care a deschis scorul!) ?i Denis Calincov înlocuit de Serghei Alexeev (care a dat ?i ultimul gol). Chiar dac? au stat pe banca de rezerv? amintim ?i de b?itii care au susţinut moral juc?torii: Nicolae Calancea, Viorel Frunz? ?i Victor Comlionoc. ?i cel c?ruia mulţi îi datoreaz? succesul pe care l-a avut echipa de fotbal – antrenorul Igor Dobrovolski.

Rezultatele bune a echipei Moldovei de fotbal în cadrul preliminarelor EURO 2008 au fost deja numite ascensiuni miraculoase al?turi de echipele Ciprului si Liechtensteinului. Iar dup? victoria de aseara cu siguranţ? va fi numit? ?i cea mai spectaculoas? ascensiune. Dup? victoriile asupra Ungariei, Maltei, Bosniei ?i egalul cu turcii, echipa Moldovei acumuleaz? 12 puncte în total situânduse pe poziţia 5 in grup?. Acesta este cel mai bun rezultat obţinut de echipa noastra vreodat?.