Global Warming Could Change Romania's Soccer Season
by: Asspciated Press 16 February 2007
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) - The Romanian Soccer Federation is considering changing the soccer season's dates due to global warming, chairman Mircea Sandu said Monday.
If the trend of warm winters continues in the next 2-3 years, the players' vacation could be cut short, with the season ending on Dec. 23 and resuming on Jan. 15, Sandu said.
Traditionally, the soccer league goes on vacation in mid-December for two months.
"The big advantage is that soccer players won't get fat anymore and will have played more league games by the time they face opponents in the European competitions," Sandu was quoted as saying by state news agency Rompres.
Romania is experiencing an unusually warm winter, with spring-like temperatures and sunshine since mid-January.