- 22 Oct 2019
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News from the Georgian National Olympic Committee
Find here the latest news from the National Olympic Committee: events, courses, general assemblies and elections, trophies and much more.
22 October 2019
On 6 October, the Georgian NOC celebrated its 30th anniversary. Founding members, Olympic champions, representatives of the Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport, leaders of National Sports Federations, sports fans and the media gathered at the NOC headquarters, where NOC President Leri Khabelov, and the first President of the NOC and current Honorary President, Nona Gaprindashvili, gave speeches. In attendance was the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to Georgia, Tadaharu Uehara. This 30th anniversary was devoted to Legacy Project, the first publication of the Georgian Olympic Encyclopaedia, written by E. Berishvili, the NOC’s First Vice-President, and created with the support of Olympic Solidarity. Before the celebrations, a commemorative monument was inaugurated at the entrance of the Tbilisi Chess Palace, as this building hosted the NOC’s Founding Conference on 6 October 1989. More info at www.geonoc.org.ge.
15 January 2019
At its Annual Session on 21 December, the Georgian NOC presented the various activities carried out in 2018, and the main sporting successes, to leaders of national federations and associations, Olympic champions, Ministry of Culture, Sport and Education representatives, and the media. At this Session, the Best Athlete of 2018 award was presented to weightlifter Lasha Talakhadze (right in photo), an Olympic, world and European champion who also received the special “Olympic Flame” award from NOC President Leri Khabelov (left in photo). In addition, 23 Olympic champions were awarded the Presidential Order of Excellence, presented by the President of Georgia, Giorgi Margvelashvili. Info at www.geonoc.org.ge.
2 July 2018
On 23 June, at the initiative of the Georgian NOC, all generations of Georgian Olympians gathered at the Rustaveli Theatre in Tblisi. In addition to the Olympians and their families, the NOC invited representatives from the European Olympic Committees (EOC), the World Olympians Association (WOA), the International Society of Olympic Historians (ISOH) and other NOCs. The Mayor of Tblisi, Kakha Kaladze, the Minister for Sport and Culture, Mikheil Giorgadze, and Members of Parliament were in attendance, along with the NOC President, Leri Khabelov. A video message from the IOC President was shown at the event. To mark Olympic Day, a run was organised in Tblisi and in other big cities throughout the country. Over 3,000 people took part in the run and in the other Olympic Day activities. More info here.