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Georgia will join the World Run from Lopota
24 April, 2014
World marathon “Wings of Life: World Run” – the largest charity event in world sports history – is scheduled to start on 4th of May, at 2 p.m
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International Sports News Potpourri
24 April, 2014
* Looking for host of 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup
FIBA, the world governing body for basketball, announced the launch of the international tender process to identify the host nation for the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup, with an invitation to express an interest distributed to all National Federations. The FIBA Basketball World Cup is the flagship event of the basketball calendar, with a global TV audience of 800 million across 171 countries. The 2019 event marks a new era and will see its greatest field of 32 countries line up, increasing the pool of world famous stars and global appeal of the event. The 32 countries will meet for 16 days of competition, playing 92 games in total. National Federations have the opportunity to bid for both 2019 and 2023 editions of the FIBA Basketball World Cup if FIBA decides to award both events at the same time. The bidding process to host the 18th edition of the FIBA’s flagship event in five years’ time is open to all of its member national federations. Those that want to express an interest have until 9 June 2014 to make their submission.
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Cristiano Ronaldo and Pele star together in new World Cup advert
17 April, 2014
They're both masters of the beautiful game in their own age, adored by millions all over the world for their skill, artistry and phenomenal goal records
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2.57 million Tickets already allocated to fans
03 April, 2014
A total of 2,577,662 tickets for the 2014 FIFA World Cup have already been allocated through all sales phases and channels to date (including the hospitality program and other constituent groups). The second period of the 2nd First Come First Served phase closed today with a total of 301,929 tickets allocated for the circa 345,000 tickets originally available, which went primarily to residents of Brazil, USA, Colombia, Australia, Argentina and England (in this order).
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Jaba Kankava heroically saves opponent footballer’s life from Dynamo Kiev
31 March, 2014
Dynamo Kiev captain Oleg Gusev was heroically saved by an opposition player after a horrific clash during a Ukrainian Premier League match against Dnipro.
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Georgian-Russian couple at Figure Skating World Championship
27 March, 2014
A Figure Skating World Championship has started in Japan. The competition was opened by couples skating, with some of the strongest skaters replacing each other on the ice.
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David Beckham starts in funny BBC sketch for charity
22 March, 2014
Kylie Minogue, David Walliams and Sebastian Coe were among the sports stars and celebrities who took part in the six-hour BBC show.
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Fans attacked referees in Samtredia – ‘Merani’-‘Shukura’ football match cancelled
21 March, 2014
The quarterfinal of Davit Kipiani cup match between Martvili’s “Merani” and Kobuleti’s “Shukura” was interrupted by a fight.
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“PRESIDENT CALLED AND REQUESTED…”
20 March, 2014

Why did the elected president resign from his post seven years ago?

Former captain of the Georgian National Football team, Giorgi Nemsadze, is a member of the City Council. Everybody remembers quite well how he was the elected president of the Football Federation when Saakashvili was in power and how he was replaced the same day. What happened then? The veteran halfback played 69 matches for the national team, including the one against the German national team – a current rival of the Georgian team in the qualifying cycle. We started the interview with this issue:

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How Georgian rugby players celebrated victory over Romania
16 March, 2014
Footage shows how Georgian rugby players celebrated victory over Romania.
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World marathon “Wings of Life: World Run” – the largest charity event in world sports history – is scheduled to start on 4th of May, at 2 p.m
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In celebration of World Book Day, bookstore network “Biblus” organized a bike procession titled “Gift-A-Book”.
On April 23, on an episode of the second season of a popular show “Exact Match” aired by GDS, Levan Maspindzelashvili’s amazing transformation took the judges by absolute surprise.
Data Akhalaia requested political asylum in Greece. Akhalaia’s lawyers, Malkhaz Velijanashvili and Irakli Zakareishvili declared that asylum-associated procedures are already in motion.
Publishing house “Palitra L”, in recognition of World Book Day, took part in a book fair organized in Rustaveli Theater.
Fifty bulldogs and and their owners went back to school on Monday. The canines and their human companions traveled to the campus of Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, for the annual Beautiful Bulldog Contest
Most of us would probably agree that looking back is much easier than gazing into the future. Evaluating the past is extremely important but having a more or less unmistakably calculated vision of prospective hazards or opportunities should be even more significant. If on the eve of political upheaval of the beginning of those roaring nineties of the 20th century in the former USSR the Georgian political leadership of that time and the nation’s intellectual elite had had a clearer perspective of those devastating incipient developments, Georgia might have endured the end-of-soviet-era economic social and political “earthquakes” much easier and with minimized pains and losses.
A special group will work on the issue of the Board of Trustees of the Georgian Public Broadcaster (GPB). The group will try to solve the deadlock created around the GPB board after the verdict of the Constitutional Court. Majority member Eliso Chapidze claims that the court made a decision that would disturb the reform of the Public Broadcaster. Last year the Parliament amended the Law on Broadcasting, introducing a new rule for the formation of the Board of Trustees of GPB. The new rule envisaged pre-term termination of the authority of seven current members of the Board from January 2014. In December 2013 however, six members of the board filed a lawsuit with the Constitutional Court arguing that the termination of their authority was illegal and unconstitutional.
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