The opening ceremony of the 30th Olympic Games is due to take place later after seven years of preparations in London today. The ceremony will begin at midnight by Tbilisi time and three-hour spectacle in the Olympic Stadium is expected to be viewed by a global TV audience of four billion people. The Olympic flame is heading along the Thames on the Queen`s row barge Gloriana on the final day of the torch relay. A mass bell-ringing took place for three minutes from 08:12 BST (07:12 GMT) to mark the Cultural Olympiad. Big Ben chimed 40 times during the period. Georgian Olympic team is ready for participation - the flag of Georgia has been already erected in the capital of England. Georgian archer Kristine Esebua will be the first participant from Georgian team. She will run in the qualification part of the games. Tomorrow, Georgian sportsmen will try to be successful in five different games.
FIFA has replied on the letter sent by the Georgian Football Federation to FIFA president Joseph Blatter on May 25. In it, GFF administration demanded explanations on the illegitimate desire of the Abkhazian puppet regime to host international tournaments in Georgia`s occupied region.
Berlin`s newspaper Morgen Post is reporting that the Disciplinary Committee of the country`s Football Union will take the final decision on one year disqualification of Georgian player Levan Kobiashvili next week. Footballer`s lawyer says he is doing his best to save the sportsman from a long-term ban, but it will be quite hard to achieve.
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The presidents of the Georgian and Azerbaijan`s football federations met in the hotel Radisson in Batumi today and discussed the joint strategy, which the two federations plan to submit to EUFA and claim to host the EURO 2020 Championship.
Czech specialist, Dusan Uhrin Jr. will train Georgia`s most popular Football Club Tbilisi Dinamo. He will be appointed the chief coach of the club and will work with Georgian team together with his father, Dusan Uhrin. Both specialists have already confirmed that they will arrive in Georgia soon in interviews with international media.
Kakha Kaladze might have been involved in match-fixing scandal in Italy - Italy`s prosecutor`s office is investigating the case of several fixed matches, in which the names of several famous footballers and coaches are also mentioned along with Kaladze.