The opening ceremony of the 30th Olympic Games is due to take place later after seven years of preparations in London today. The ceremony will begin at midnight by Tbilisi time and three-hour spectacle in the Olympic Stadium is expected to be viewed by a global TV audience of four billion people. The Olympic flame is heading along the Thames on the Queen`s row barge Gloriana on the final day of the torch relay. A mass bell-ringing took place for three minutes from 08:12 BST (07:12 GMT) to mark the Cultural Olympiad. Big Ben chimed 40 times during the period. Georgian Olympic team is ready for participation - the flag of Georgia has been already erected in the capital of England. Georgian archer Kristine Esebua will be the first participant from Georgian team. She will run in the qualification part of the games. Tomorrow, Georgian sportsmen will try to be successful in five different games.
West Georgia`s District Prosecutor`s Office has arrested the secretary general of the United National movement Vano Merabishvili and the president`s representative to the Kakheti Region Zurab Chiaberashvili.
Prime Minister of Georgia has commented on the detention of UNM secretary general Vano Merabishvili and the president`s representative to the Kakheti Region Zurab Chiaberashvili by the West Georgia district prosecutor`s office. Bidzina Ivanishvili says no assertions should be made about the guilt of anybody until the court is held.
U.S. Department of State has made official assessment of the derail of May 17 LGBT rally in Tbilisi. Acting Deputy Spokesperson Patrick Ventrell answered the question of the journalist at a daily briefing yesterday.
MP from the United National Movement Chiora Taktakishvili walked out of the sitting of the Human Rights Committee of the parliament after the detention of the UNM secretary general Vano Merabishvili and the president`s representative to the Kakheti Region Zurab Chiaberashvili.
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Non-parliamentary opposition parties call on the government to provide unbiased investigation of the violence that took place on Rustaveli Avenue on May 17, where the rally of the LGBT supporters were derailed by the participants of the counter-demonstration.
Secretary General of the United National Movement of Georgia Vano Merabishvili and the president`s representative to the Kakheti Region, Zurab Chiaberashvili have been summoned to the office of the Imereti regional prosecutor`s office for interrogation.
Former governor of the Mtskheta-Mtianeti Region, businessman Tsezar Chocheli accuses the advisor to the Prime Minister, of slander. The businessman said the assertion of PM`s advisor that he privatized the slipper factory illegally, is just a lie.