Britain`s Queen Elizabeth declared the London Olympics open after playing a cameo role in a dizzying ceremony designed to highlight the grandeur and eccentricities of the nation that invented modern sport. David Beckham, the English soccer icon who helped to convince the IOC to grant London the Games, sped down the Thames in a speedboat bearing the Olympic flame on the penultimate leg of a torch relay that inspired many ordinary people around Britain. Georgian national team was led by the Georgian sports shooter, Nino Salukvadze, who was carrying national flag. Georgian team appeared before the spectators with not a full composition as the wrestlers will join the colleagues on August 2. Seven Georgian sportsmen will participate in the games today. Nino Salukvadze will join the qualification part of the games. Georgian judo wrestlers will hold their first contests at 12:30 Tbilisi time.
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.
Why not?! - this is what Russian president Vladimir Putin said when Georgian journalists asked him if he was prepared to meet with the president of Georgia Giorgi Margvelashvili. Journalists of Georgia`s leading TV companies...
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.
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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.
Russian government has taken all necessary measures to ensure the security of Olympic Games - president of the Russian Olympic Committee has announced a day before the opening of the Winter Olympics 2014. He also said 40 thousand police officers will be protecting the security of games until they are over.