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.
Georgian athletes will join the Sochi Winter Olympic Games today. Nino Tsiklauri was the first to ski in a giant slalom this morning taking 54th position in the ratings. She completed the slalom in 1:27.27 minutes.
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Russian president Vladimir Putin will meet with the members of the Public Council today - as the member of the council, Georgian businessman in Russia, Mikheil Khubutia will be also among the guests at the meeting with the Russian president.
More then 200 prominent writers, publicists and journalists have sent an open letter to Russian President Vladimir Putin a day before the opening of the Sochi Winter Olympics 2014. The authors of the address call on Putin to nullify all decisions and legislative acts that infringe the freedom of speech in Russia.