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.
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.
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.