Georgia’s Revaz Lashkhi, 24, had to settle for silver after losing on August 6 the men’s 60kg Greco-Roman wrestling final to Iran’s Omid Haji Noroozi at London 2012.
Lashkhi’s silver brings Georgia’s London Olympics medal tally to two after Lasha Shavdatuashvili won gold medal in men’s under 66kg judo on July 29.
Also on August 6 Georgia’s Vladimer Gegeshidze, 27, was close to winning a bronze in men’s 84kg Greco-Roman wrestling after he was given two points for parterre defense just before the end of the match against Kazakhstan’s Danyal Gajiyev, but referee’s decision was challenged by the Kazakh athlete; after a video replay the Georgian athlete was stripped of his points and a point and ultimately the bronze medal was given to the Kazakh athlete.
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.