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 wrestlers arranged a rally outside the Ministry of Sports today, where a presidium is held to decide whether the president of the Wrestling Federation will keep the office. The veteran and acting athletes threw eggs to Kurtanidze, who managed to enter the ministry building only with the help of the police.
Georgian national judo youth team has won the European Judo Team Championship 2014 for the second time in a row. The youth team trained by Gia Gugava participated in the European tournament in Bucharest with the title of Europe`s and world`s champion along with 12 national judo teams under 21.
Georgia may host the rugby world championship for the youth under 20 in 2017. Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili approved the proposal of the Rugby Union of Georgia to apply to international federation on 27th of June.
Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili chaired the regular meeting of the government commission for supporting football development. The session was aimed at planning projects for football development in Georgia were discussed.
Georgian National Judo Team has won the European Championship for the third time in a row. The tournament was held in the Montpellier, France. The Georgian judokas defeated the Russians in Montpellier.
Government of Georgia has a long-term and systematic vision to the direction of sports development - the Prime Minister of Georgia Irakli Garibashvili said in his speech at the conference dedicated to the sports development.