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Romanian federation bans coach for assault

Updated: February 27, 2007, 7:56 AM ET
Reuters

BUCHAREST, Romania -- A Romanian coach has been banned for a year by his national federation for physically abusing a 15-year-old female gymnast, an official told Reuters on Tuesday.

"The [Romanian Gymnastics Federation] FRG board banned coach Mihael Anton for 12 months after he was found to have verbally and physically attacked promising gymnast Emanuela Rusu," FRG president Adrian Stoica said.

Stoica said footage captured on a mobile phone had proved that Anton swore at Rusu before ...

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