27 June 2024

TİKA Supports the Preservation of Romania’s National Sport “Oina”

Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TİKA) supported the “Oina Royal Cup Tournament” organized by the Presidency of TİKA to keep alive the sport of “Oina,” which is Romania’s national sport. Dating back to the 14th century, Oina is being revived today.

The King’s Cup and Queen’s Cup competitions, organized by the Romanian Oina Federation, a corporate member of the World Ethnosport Confederation headquartered in Türkiye and patronized by the Romanian royal family, were held at the Arcul de Triumf Stadium in Bucharest with the participation of Prince Radu, a member of the Romanian royal family.

The uniforms for 80 athletes from four different cities in Romania were produced by TİKA.

The President of the Romanian Oina Federation, Nicolae Dobre thanked TİKA for supporting the event and presented a plaque. Prince Radu also expressed his gratitude to TİKA for its generous support. TİKA’s Coordinator in Bucharest Salih Yürç said, “Keeping Oina, Romania’s national sport and an ancient value, alive is a historical duty for Romanians and an honor and privilege for TİKA. Today, as TİKA, we tried to make a small contribution to this meaningful event. We will continue to work to strengthen the strong relations between Romania and Türkiye.”

In the tournament broadcast live on Romania’s national TV channel Prima Sport TV, the women’s Oina teams “C.S. Dacia Mioveni 2012” from Argeş and “C.S.M. Râmnicu Sărat” from Râmnicu Sărat faced each other for the Queen’s Cup. In the men’s King’s Cup, the teams “A.C.S. Frontiera Tomis” from Constanța and “C.S. Izvorul Chiuiești” from Cluj competed.

During the tournament, famous Romanian singer Gheorghe Turda sang the Romanian national anthem and traditional Romanian songs.

The project realized by TİKA strengthens the cultural ties between Türkiye and Romania and reinforces the friendship relations between the two countries.

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