Georgian Prime Minister meets IOC President and visits Olympic Museum
The Prime Minister of Georgia, Giorgi Kvirikashvili, met with the International Olympic Committee President, Thomas Bach, on Monday.
Accompanied by the President of the National Olympic Committee, Leri Khabelov, and the Georgian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mikheil Janelidze, they were able to discuss sport and development in the country. The Georgian Prime Minister explained the special emphasis being put on the development of winter sport and how sport was being employed in the country, particularly in regard to schools and young people. The meeting also heard about the considerable investment that is going in to modernise and develop winter sports in the country and plans to attract more international competition to Georgia.
President Bach was able to update the Georgian Prime Minister on the recent declaration regarding the participation of athletes from the National Olympic Committee of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea at the upcoming Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang.
The working visit was completed with a tour of The Olympic Museum.