Wednesday, Could 4, 2022, 4:48 p.m.
At the moment marks 98 years because the first Olympic medal obtained by the Romanian sport, by way of the nationwide rugby staff, which gained the bronze on the Olympic Video games in Paris, in 1924.
On Could 4, 1924, the Romanian rugby nationwide staff debuted on the Olympic Video games in Paris, on the Colombes Stadium, within the match that inaugurated the Yves du Manoir area, within the presence of over 15,000 spectators. Romania misplaced to France, 3-59. One week later, within the second match of the Olympic competitors, Romania bowed to the one that might change into the brand new Olympic rugby champion, USA, with 0-37.
“A participation that, past the Olympic worth of the conquered medal, the bronze one, remained historic and by the way in which it was made. Romanian officers lined solely one-fifth of the monetary a part of the journey, so as a way to make it potential for the nationwide rugby staff to take part within the 1924 Olympic Video games, a public fundraising marketing campaign was organized. Personalities of the social life, college students, schoolchildren, academics, golf equipment, along with the gamers themselves who represented Romania, contributed to the gathering of the quantity essential for the journey ”, specified the Romanian Rugby Federation.
The staff left for Paris by prepare, within the third grade, arriving on the vacation spot after 4 days. The CFR granted a 75% exemption for transport throughout the nation, the “oaks” benefited from a 50% exemption on the Italian railways, and the embassies of Yugoslavia and France provided exemptions from visa charges.