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.
The closed security zone of Sochi resort, which is to host winter Olympic Games 2014, will be extended to Georgia`s occupied Abkhazia. Russian edition of the BBC has published an article, which says that the security measures in Sochi and the surrounding regions have been reinforced and these measures will be in force until the games are over.
Fourth European leader has announced the decision to boycott winter Olympic opening ceremony in Sochi, Russia. After the leaders of Germany and France, the president of Lithuania, Dalia Grybauskaite says she boycotts the Winter Olympics 2014 explaining her decision...
Georgian governmental delegation will not be present at the Sochi Winter Olympic Games 2014 - Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Gharibashvili announced in the interview with Russia Today. Prime Minister said that it did not mean the boycott to Olympic Games...
The issue of the presence of Georgia`s official delegation and new president Giorgi Margvelashvili to Sochi Winter Olympics 2014 is still controversial, especially after the interview of the president-elect with Russian television yesterday, where he said Georgia was seeking the ways to regulate relations with Russia.
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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...