Young Georgian judo wrestler captured Georgia`s first gold medal at the London Olympic Games by defeating four rivals, the last of whom was 11 years older than the Georgian sportsman. Lasha won men`s under 66-kilogram category on July 29. Shavdatuashvili, 20, defeated in the final Hungary`s Miklós Ungvári and before that made his way to the final after defeating in semi-final one of the favorites Masashi Ebinuma of Japan. Georgian president has already congratulated whole Georgia and the gold medal holder on this victory. `This is an unforgettable day for whole Georgia and for Gori in Particular - 20 year-old judo wrestler Lasha Shavdatuashvili became Olympic champion. He fought worthily against a very experienced rival, he trusted in himself and brought the first gold medal to Georgian national Olympic team,` President said in the letter of congratulation.
Political discussions of Georgia`s participation in the Sochi Winter Olympics 2014 has been intensified after the Olympic Torch was handed over to a Russian military pilot, who fought against Georgia in 2008.
The Olympic Flame arrived in the Russian Capital City on Sunday - one of the veterans of Georgia-Russia war 2008 and military pilot of the Russian armed forces, who was granted the title of hero after he fought against Georgia...
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`We have firm guarantees that neither Abkhazia, nor South Ossetia will take part in the Sochi winter Olympic games in 2014 as independent states,` Prime Minister`s special representative in relations with Russia...
Zurab Khizanishvili has left the National Football Team of Georgia. The defender, who currently plays for Turkish club Kayserispor, has published his statement on his official page on Facebook prior to the Georgia-Finland match after the chief trainer Temur Ketsbaia did not enlist him in the list of the players.