According to American Rifleman:
Romanian national shooting team members, including 1988 free
pistol gold medalist Sorin Babii, were cited for "genuine
acts of heroism" by the Romanian news agency. Although
reports were rather sketchy, it would seem the marksmen
applied their skills to wipe out a group of "terrorists" that
presumably were loyal to deposed dictator Nicolae Ceausescu.
To me, this would seem to make the marksmen professionals rather than
amateurs and thus disqualifies them from future Olympic competition.
ancient Romanian proverb...
The church is near,
but the roads are icy.
The tavern is far,
but I will walk carefully!
The American ambassador visited the Romanian president. In the waiting
room he talked with two of the ministers for five minutes.
When he entered he said to the Romanian president,
"I really don't want to bother you but I talked with two of your
ministers, and my gold watch was disappeared."
So the president answered, "OK. I'll take care of it,"
left the room and came back two minutes later with the watch.
The ambassador said, "Thank you very much," said the ambassador.
"I hope that I didn't cause any crisis between you and them."
"That's OK," said the president. "They did not notice."