Programul de acţiune în domeniul învăţării pe tot parcursul vieţii Programul sectorial Comenius Parteneriat multilateral Diversity enriches our culture-“If I were to unite Europe again, I would start from the culture”- Monnet Acest proiect a fost finanţat cu sprijinul Comisiei Europene. Această publicaţie (comunicare) reflectă numai punctul de vedere al autorului şi Comisia nu este responsabilă pentru eventuala utilizare a informaţiilor pe care le conţine. Nadia Elena Comăneci , born in November 12, 1961, is a Romanian gymnast, winner of three Olympic gold medals at the 1976 Summer Olympics. She is also the winner of two gold medals at the 1980 Summer Olympics. Nadia began gymnastics in kindergarten with a local team called "Flacara", with coaches Duncan and Munteanu. Nadia was training with the Károlyis by the time she was 7 years old, in 1968. She was one of the first students at the gymnastics school established in Oneşti by Béla and his wife. in 1970, she began competing as a member of her hometown team and became the youngest gymnast ever to win the Romanian Nationals. In 1971, she participated in her first international competition, a dual junior meet between Romania and Yugoslavia, winning her first all-around title and contributing to the team gold. Nadia first major international success came at the age of 13, when she nearly swept the 1975 European Championships in Skien, Norway, winning the allaround and gold medals on every event but the floor exercise, in which she placed second. The international community took note of Comăneci: she was named the United Press International's "Female Athlete of the Year" for 1975. A year later in Montreal, she became the first gymnast in Olympic history to be awarded the perfect score of 10.0 for her performance on the uneven bars. She went on to record the perfect 10.0 six more times and became the youngest all-around Olympic gold medallist ever. Comăneci is active in many charities and international organizations. In 1999, she became the first athlete to be invited to speak at the United Nations to launch the Year 2000 International Year of Volunteers. She has also personally funded the construction and operation of the Nadia Comăneci Children's Clinic, a clinic in Bucharest that provides low-cost and free medical and social support to Romanian children. She and her husband own the Bart Conner Gymnastics Academy, the Perfect 10 Production Company and several sports equipment shops. They are also the editors of International Gymnast magazine. In the world of gymnastics, Comăneci is the Honorary President of the Romanian Gymnastics Federation, the Honorary President of Romanian Olympic Committee, Ambassador of Sports of Romania and a member of the International Gymnastics Federation Foundation.