Britain`s Queen Elizabeth declared the London Olympics open after playing a cameo role in a dizzying ceremony designed to highlight the grandeur and eccentricities of the nation that invented modern sport. David Beckham, the English soccer icon who helped to convince the IOC to grant London the Games, sped down the Thames in a speedboat bearing the Olympic flame on the penultimate leg of a torch relay that inspired many ordinary people around Britain. Georgian national team was led by the Georgian sports shooter, Nino Salukvadze, who was carrying national flag. Georgian team appeared before the spectators with not a full composition as the wrestlers will join the colleagues on August 2. Seven Georgian sportsmen will participate in the games today. Nino Salukvadze will join the qualification part of the games. Georgian judo wrestlers will hold their first contests at 12:30 Tbilisi time.
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.
The management of the Football Club Zestaponi has sent an open letter to the Georgian Football Federation regarding its failure to pay the membership fee for the Georgian national championship in football.
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...
Tskhinvali puppet regime is preparing to host an international football match in August - reportedly, the Tskhinvali team will play vs. Kosovo on August 7th. The date was selected symbolically on the fourth anniversary of the beginning of war in 2008.
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Georgian Olympic Committee objects to the data of the sportsmen published on the website of the London Olympic Committee, because the occupied territories of Georgia are mentioned there as Russian regions.
Well-known Russian BASE jumper Valery Rosov, twice world champion in parachute jumping, leaped off 4,300 m mountain in a wing suit in Georgia. He jumped off Ushba, which one of the notable peaks of teh Caucasus Mountains.