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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Romania Pays Bonuses

BUCHAREST () -- Prime Minister Nicolae Vacaroiu has intervened to end a strike by Romania's top women gymnasts, promising to pay them overdue government bonuses.

"The Sport and Youth Ministry called me last night to say our prime minister swept away all the bureaucratic barriers which held up normal prize payments," said their coach Octavian Bellu on Wednesday.

The team, current European champions, walked out of training this week complaining the government had not paid bonuses they had been promised for winning international competitions.