Wrestling sports hall in Sachkhere
Publish Time: 2017-10-31 13:56:00
A new wrestling hall, the first of its kind, will be functioning in Sachkhere, Imereti region, starting November. Sportsmen will have the opportunity to train in a building of modern standards. Construction works are coming to an end. Zurab Alavidze, Minister of Regional Development and Infrastructure inspected the ongoing works together with Imereti governor.
25 years after establishment of diplomatic relations between Canada and Georgia
Publish Time: 2017-10-28 14:55:00
Georgia marks the 25th jubilee of establishment of diplomatic relations between Canada and Georgia. Various activities were held by Georgia-Canada Friendship Club. The 11-member expedition of alpinists departed for alp zone of Kazbegi region on September 16. A friendly match in baseball was held between youth teams at the stadium at Nutsubidze Plato earlier this afternoon.
First Channel to broadcast 2019 Rugby World Cup
Publish Time: 2017-10-25 13:16:00
First Channel will broadcast 2019 Rugby World Cup – Board of Trustees made the decision to sign the contract on purchasing the right for broadcasting. Vasil Maghlaperidze, General Director of Georgian Public Broadcaster (GPB) congratulated the Georgian sports fans on this occasion. “Rugby is national sports kind for Georgians at certain extent. This will be a celebration for fans,” Maghlaperidze said. The contract between GPB and RUGBY WORLD CUP LIMITED will be signed in the nearest future. The 2019 Rugby World Cup will be held from September 20 to November 2 of 2019 in Japan.
Innsbruck to reject 2026 Winter Olympics bid after referendum
Publish Time: 2017-10-18 00:58:00
Residents of the Austrian state of Tyrol have rejected a plan for the region to bid for the 2026 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games in a local referendum, by 54 per cent to 46.The outlined bid would have been centred around the state capital of Innsbruck - which has previously hosted the Winter Games in 1964 and 1976 - but, with just a handful of postal votes yet to be counted, 53.56 per cent of voters across the region have come out against the proposal. Austrian media are treating the result as it stands as definitive.Residents of Innsbruck itself were overwhelmingly opposed to the bid, with 67 per cent of the population there voting against.The result is the latest in a succession of similar blows to the International Olympic Committee (IOC), which has seen interest in holding its flagship events fall away significantly in recent years, as potential hosts have been deterred by the increasing scale and cost of the Games.The race for the 2022 Winter Olympics was left with just two candidates - the Chinese capital of Beijing, which was the ultimate victor, and Almaty in Kazakhstan - after Switzerland's St Moritz and Germany's Munich pulled out following referendums.Meanwhile, the 2024 and 2028 Summer Games were eventually awarded simultaneously to Paris and Los Angeles respectively after a series of other proposed bids for 2024 - from Boston, Hamburg, Rome and Budapest - were all defeated by public opposition.No other potential candidate cities have so far been confirmed for the 2026 Winter Olympics, though Lillehammer in Norway, Sion in Switzerland, Calgary in Canada and Salt Lake City, the capital of Utah, USA are all reportedly preparing bids for the event.The eventual host city will be selected at the 134th IOC Session in July 2019, which will be held in Milan, Italy, Sports Media reports.
Luka Kurtanidze wins Gold Medal at World Championship of Veteran Wrestlers
Publish Time: 2017-10-14 16:33:00
Luka Kurtanidze, Georgian wrestler in Free Style won Gold Medal at the World Championship of Veteran Wrestlers held in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. In the 100-kg weight category, Kurtanidze defeated his rival from Iran with the score 2:1. Kurtandze is the world champion two times, European Champion 5 times and holder of Bronze Medal of Olympic Games.
Diego Maradona suing two of his daughters for £1.45m
Publish Time: 2017-10-07 18:21:00
Diego Maradona is reportedly suing two of his own children for £1.45m. Maradona has instructed his lawyer to take legal action against Dalma, 30, and Gianinna, 28.According to NDTC Sports, Maradona claims that his daughters stole money from him and transferred it to a bank in Uruguay. He accuses their mother, his ex-wife Claudia, of masterminding the theft.It is hardly the first time that Maradona has threatened to do something similar. In 2015, he accused Claudia and her partner Jorge Taiana of stealing $9m from him and investing it in property in Florida.In 2014, he accused his girlfriend of embezzling property of his $18 m. Somehow, Maradona has held down the job as manager of Fujairah SC in the Unied Arab Emirates since May. He had been out of work since being sacked by Al-Wasl in Dubai in 2012. It really is mad to think that he was manager of Argentina at a World Cup finals.
Sergio Aguero out of Argentina World Cup qualifiers with broken rib
Publish Time: 2017-10-02 13:08:00
Sergio Aguero is not in Argentina's squad for their final World Cup Qualifiers after breaking a rib in a car crash in Amsterdam.The Manchester City striker is expected to come back in two to four weeks following the accident, which occurred at around 11pm as Aguero travelled back to an airport in a taxi after attending a gig, performed by Colombian singer/songwriter Maluma.Aguero returned to Manchester to be treated by the club's doctors, and missed the club's 1-0 win over Chelsea away at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.Source: Sky Sports
Kakha Kaladze thanks everyone for buying tickets for charitable football match
Publish Time: 2017-09-30 01:02:00
“I would like to thank everybody who came here and paid money for the tickets,” Kakha Kaladze, former football player and current candidate for post of Tbilisi Mayor told journalists after the charitable football match with the participation of world stars. "This money will be spent on restoration of the forest in the Borjomi Gorge. I think the fans are happy too," Kaladze said.The charity match organized in at Dinamo Arena in Tbilisi ended 6-5 in favor of the World XI team versus GFF XI. The match was organized to help Georgia restore the Borjomi forest that was recently hit by fire. A total of 403, 214 GEL will be spent on restoration of the burnt forest.
World’s football stars arrive in Tbilisi
Publish Time: 2017-09-29 17:56:00
The world’s football stars arrived in Tbilisi. The charter flight has landed at Tbilisi International Airport a while ago. Georgia’s Football Federation will hold a charity match World Stars for Georgia at Dinamo Arena today. GFF 11 and World’s 11 teams will be the rivals during the match that will begin at 21:00. The world football stars will be involved in the match including Francesco Totti, Carles Puyol, Rivaldo, Dida, Andriy Shevchenko, Javier Zanetti, Zvonimir Boban, Serginho, Paolo Maldini, Luca Toni, Hernan Crespo, Vincent Candela, Marek Jankulovski , Alessandro Costacurta, Demetrio Albertini, Dino Baggio, Massimo Ambrosini, Massimo Oddo, Marco Delvecchio, Sébastien Frey, Angelo Di Livio, Christian Abbiati, Sebastiano Rossi and others. The money collected from ticket sales will be spent on restoration of the burnt Borjomi forest. Tbilisi Mayoral Candidate, former defender of AC Milan Kakha Kaladze will engage in a charity match participated by the world’s football stars in Tbilisi, Georgia.
Diego Costa: Chelsea agree terms with Atletico Madrid
Publish Time: 2017-09-21 18:17:00
Chelsea have agreed terms with Atletico Madrid for the transfer of striker Diego Costa back to the Spanish club.The move, which will be completed in January, is subject to the agreement of personal terms and a medical.Atletico said the 28-year-old, who left the club to join Chelsea in 2014, would have a medical in the next few days.Spain international Costa has not played for the Blues this season, and spent much of August in his native Brazil.He cannot be registered as a player for the La Liga outfit until January, when the club's transfer window ban comes to an end. The two teams play each other next Wednesday in the Champions League.Brazil-born Costa joined Chelsea from Atletico for a reported £32m three years ago.He scored 58 goals in 120 appearances for the Blues, including 20 in the Premier League last season as Chelsea won the title.Source: BBC
Final Draw of the 2018 FIFA World Cup procedures approved
Publish Time: 2017-09-15 17:35:00
The Organising Committee for FIFA Competitions, chaired by Aleksander Čeferin, met at the Home of FIFA in Zurich today, 14 September 2017. During the meeting, the committee discussed the key lessons learnt from the successful FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 and was updated about the state of preparations for the 2018 FIFA World Cup™.The committee approved the procedures for the Final Draw of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, which will take place in Moscow on 1 December 2017, as follows:Allocation: All teams will be allocated to pots 1 to 4 based on sporting principles with each pot containing eight teams. This means that the October 2017 edition of the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking will be used to allocate all qualified teams to the four pots according to their ranking in descending order, with the best seven teams along with hosts Russia in pot 1. The principle of drawing the teams into the groups will remain unchanged. Hence, no teams from the same confederation, with the exception of UEFA, which could have up to two teams in the same group, will be drawn into the same group.Group formation: Eight groups of four teams will be labelled A to H: the four pots will be emptied completely by allocating one of their eight teams to each of the eight groups.The committee approved the following tournament dates:FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2018: 12 to 22 December 2018FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup Uruguay 2018: 13 November to 1 December 2018FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup France 2018: 5 to 24 August 2018FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019: 7 June to 7 July 2019
ATP new Ranking - Nikoloz Basilashvili is on 63th place
Publish Time: 2017-09-11 08:41:00
After the American Open Championship, Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) published a new rating.According to ATP Ranking, Tennis Player Nikoloz Basilashvili went to 63th place with 794 scores. As a reminder, Basilashvili was dropped out from the first circle of the US Open Championship when he lost the game against American Jared Donaldson.The top ten of the ATP Ranking is as following: Rafael NadalRoger FedererAndy MurrayAlexander ZverevMarin ČilićNovak DjokovicDominic ThiemStan WawrinkaGrigor DimitrovPablo Carreño Busta
Swimmer Beglar Elbakidze beats his record
Publish Time: 2017-09-09 18:32:00
Beglar Elbakidze, 57-year-old Georgian swimmer beat his own previous record and being in vertical condition and with help of his legs only managed to cover the distance of 10.5 kilometers from Batumi airport to lighthouse in 5 hours and 25 minutes. Elbakidze carried the Georgian national flag in one hand and Tourism Department logo – in the other. Elbakidze beat Guinness record 10 years ago at the Tbilisi Sea. He swam 8.5 kilometers without rest. “After ten years, I plan to beat another record and improve the result by 5 kilometers. I am 57 now, and I believe that I will manage that at the age of 67 as well,” said the sportsman.
Georgian basketball team defeated against Germany
Publish Time: 2017-09-02 18:31:00
The Georgian national basketball team was defeated in a match against Germany with the score 57:67.Georgia lost the ball 24 times. Both teams won the first marches in Eurobasket first tour. Georgia defeated Lithuania, while Germany – Ukraine. Georgia will compete against Ukraine non September 3.
Magnus Carlsen visiting Georgia
Publish Time: 2017-09-02 03:27:00
Magnus Carlsen, Norwegian chess grandmaster and the current World Chess Champion arrived in Georgia this morning. Carlsen will compete for the World Cup being held in Tbilisi. The 128 chess players from 48 countries will compete. Baadur Jobava, Mikheil Mchedlishvili, Levan Pantsulaia and Nana Dzagnidze will present Georgia. The opening ceremony of World Cup will b held this evening.
Georgia defeats Lithuania at Eurobasket
Publish Time: 2017-09-01 12:25:00
The Georgian national basketball team defeated Lithuania’s team at the first Eurobasket match in Tel-Aviv, Israel, last evening with the score 79:77.Tornike Shengelia was the star of Georgia's win, racking up 29 points. The next match will be held Georgia vs. Germany on September 2.
EuroBasket 2017 – Georgian Team to play against Lithuania
Publish Time: 2017-08-31 18:30:00
2017 European Basketball Championship has start in four countries today. As a part of the EuroBasket Championship, Georgian Team will hold the first match against Lithuania. The match will kick off at 19:20 Tbilisi time today. Within D group, the team coached by Ilias Zouros will play against Lithuania, Israel, Germany, Italy and Ukraine.First Channel of the Georgian Public Broadcaster (GPB) will air the sport event live.
EuroBasket 2017 – Georgia vs. Lithuania
Publish Time: 2017-08-31 12:30:00
2017 European Basketball Championship will start in four countries today. Georgian Basketball Team will hold matches within D group in Israel. The team coached by Ilias Zouros will play against Lithuania, Israel, Germany, Italy and Ukraine.Georgian basketball players will hold the first match against Lithuania today. First Channel of the Georgian Public Broadcaster (GPB) will air the sports event live.
Georgia’s basketball team wins Acropolis Cup tournament
Publish Time: 2017-08-26 00:31:00
The Georgian basketball team has won the Acropolis Cup tournament in Athens, Greece. The Georgians were defeated by Italians with the following score: 65:73, but as Georgians had won the first two matches they were on the first place already.
Georgian Basketball National Team is the winner of Acropolis Cup
Publish Time: 2017-08-25 12:35:00
Georgian Basketball National Team is the winner of Acropolis International Basketball Tournament. The team of Ilias Zouros won the champion title of the international tournament ongoing in Athens before the term.After defeating Greece, the Georgian basketball players won match against Serbia. In the final match of the second round, Greek national team defeated Italy in overtime with the final score 73-70.As a result, the Georgian team became winner of Acropolis Cup before finishing the tournament.Georgian Team will hold the last match against Italy today. The match will kick off at 19:45 Tbilisi time. The Georgian Public Broadcaster will air the sport event live.