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.
Investigation on the scandal that occurred at the Georgian Wresting Federation continues. President of the GWF Luka Kurtanidze reportedly, beat vice president Temur Kazarashvili. Kazarashvili says he is not going to demand prosecution of the president; however, he plans to demand...
President of the Georgian Wrestling Federation Luka Kurtanidze remains on his position despite the scandal that occurred in the GWF two days ago. Luka Kurtanidze`s debates on the dismissal of the coaches of the national teams grew into a clash with the vice president, Temur Kazarashvili.
President of Georgian Wrestling Federation Luka Kurtanidze has voiced his ultimatum to his staff - he is going to take unilateral decisions in process of appointing coaches of both Greco-Roman and free-style wrestling teams of Georgia. He says all coaches will be dismissed.
Prime Minister of Georgia Bidzina Ivanishvili has confirmed that Georgia would participate in the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. At today`s press conference, Ivanishvili announced that if Georgia wanted to regulate relations with Russia...
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MP Levan Berdzenishvili says he is not going to apologize to Georgian wrestlers as it was demanded by the sportsmen following his recent allegations. Berdzenishvili has alleged that many current and retired sportsmen were the members of `zonder-brigades` who participated in the dispersal of rallies of Nov.7 2007 and May 26, 2011.
Chairperson of Zestaponi municipality and president of the Georgian Wrestling Federation, Mr. Kakha Getsadze has been detained. He has been questioned at the prosecutor`s office of Kutaisi since today morning.
The Russian Foreign Ministry has welcomed assessed the statement made by Candidate for Georgia`s Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanishvili, that Georgia will not boycott the Sochi Winter Olympic Games in 2014.