A few years back I was in Romania to cover Arsenal’s Champions League match against Steaua Bucharest, and, finding myself with a few spare moments - this was before online journalism had fully gripped its denizens - I visited the Palace of the Parliament grandiloquently established by the former dictator Nicolae Ceausescu, who was by then deposed, disgraced and dead.
The International Federation of Bodybuilding and Fitness (IFBB) has announced Târgu Mureș in Romania as the host city for the 2020 Junior World Championships.
Germany and Romania defended their European Table Tennis Championships titles as both nations overcame Portugal in Nantes.
Defending champions Romania progressed to the women’s team final at the European Table Tennis Championships in Nantes.
Defending champions Serbia comfortably beat Romania to reach the quarter-finals of the Women's European Volleyball Championship.