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Romania wins 6 medals in World Veteran Athletics Championship


Romania has amassed six medals – 2 golds, 3 silvers and 1 bronze in the 2009 World Veteran Athletics Championship in Lahti, Finland. The competition joined participants from 90 countries. Elena Pagu (83), 80-85-year bracket, earned two gold medals in 5,000m and 10-kilometre march. Marcela Pacrita, 55, got two silvers in the 55-60-year bracket, in 300m hurdles and 2,000m obstacles. Neagu Mazilu, 81, fetched a silver medal in 2,000m obstacles.


International golf course in Salaj


An international golf course will be built at Hida, Salaj County, by Irish company Errigal Group as part of a 400-hectare holiday resort project, Agerpres reports. The land on which the resort will be erected will include a sports academy (golf and tennis), an equitation centre, cycling and hiking routes and an area to provide steady or transient housing.


Chelsea beat United to win Community Shield


Chelsea got their hands on the first trophy of the English season on Sunday when they beat Manchester United on penalties to win the curtain-raising Community Shield after a lively Wembley encounter had ended 2-2. United, preparing for their Premier League title defence without the departed Cristiano Ronaldo and Carlos Tevez, took an early lead through the impressive Nani. Carlo Ancelotti’s side improved markedly after the break and Ricardo Carvalho headed them level seven minutes after the interval before Frank Lampard struck with 20 minutes to go.

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