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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.
Georgian Basketball National Team to pay against Serbia
Publish Time: 2017-08-24 14:01:00
Georgian Basketball National Team will hold the match against Serbia within Acropolis International Basketball Tournament today.The match will kick off at 19:45 Tbilisi time. The second channel of Georgian Public broadcaster will air the sport event live.Georgian Team held a match against Greece yesterday and defeated the opponent with the score 72:71.
Georgian U-16 basketball team defeated Luxembourg with the score 77-38
Publish Time: 2017-08-14 17:24:00
Georgian U-16 basketball team gained a third victory as part of the group stage within B" Division of European Championship in Bulgaria. The team of Anatoli Beriashvili held the match against Luxembourg and defeated the opponent with the score 77-38. As a result Georgia occupied the first place in the group.The Georgian basketball team will hold the next match against Kosovo. The match will kick off at 17:00 Tbilisi time tomorrow.
Presentation of the European Basketball Championship Cup will be held on August 13
Publish Time: 2017-08-07 16:20:00
Presentation of the European Basketball Championship Cup will be held at Givi Kartozia Tbilisi Sports Palace on August 13.Georgian National Team will hold a match against the Czech team within Tbilisi City Hall Cup. The first match within the regarding Championship will be held on August 11. The Georgian Public Broadcaster (GPB) will provide live transmission of the matches on its First Channel at 18:00.
President awarded basketball player Zaza Pachulia with Order of Honor
Publish Time: 2017-08-07 13:18:00
Georgia’s President Giorgi Margvelashvili awarded Georgian basketball player Zaza Pachulia with Order of Honor.Giorgi Margvelashvili thanked Zaza Pachulia for his special contribution to the development of basketball in Georgia and popularization of Georgia on the international arena. President wished the Georgian National Team success at the EuroBasket.“Zaza Pachulia is one of the most successful athletes of Georgia; he has a lot of fans in our country. He is not just an example of success but also of citizenship - he has never forgotten his country. This is especially important for me “, - said the President. Georgian Basketball player Zaza Pachulia brought NBA Championship Cup to Georgia yesterday. Pachulia is the first player from Georgia, who won an NBA Championship. The Golden State Warriors, where Pachulia plays, went on to win the 2017 NBA Championship after defeating the Cleveland Cavaliers 4–1 in the NBA Finals.
NBA Championship Cup expected in Georgia
Publish Time: 2017-08-06 16:17:00
Georgian Basketball player Zaza Pachulia will bring NBA Championship Cup to Georgia today. Pachulia is the first player from Georgia, who won an NBA Championship.The Golden State Warriors, where Pachulia plays, went on to win the 2017 NBA Championship after defeating the Cleveland Cavaliers 4–1 in the NBA Finals.The Captain of Georgian National Team will hold a press conference at 19:00 at Hotel Rooms. Georgian fans will have opportunity to see the Cup in Tbilisi and take pictures with it.
Georgian Tennis Federation has new president
Publish Time: 2017-07-26 16:06:00
Khvicha Makatsaria has been elected as new president of Georgian Tennis Federation. An extraordinary Congress of the federation was held at Ministry of Sports and Youth Affairs today. Former head Aleksandre Metreveli will act as First Vice-President.
Final of UEFA European Under-19 Championship to be held
Update Time: 2017-07-15 16:28:00
The Final of UEFA European Under-19 Championship will be held at Tengiz Burjanadze Stadium in Gori town of Georgia this evening. The teams of England and Portugal will compete in the final. The teams underwent training in Tbilisi, while coaches held a press conference at Hualing Hotel. According to Tariel Khechikashvili, Minister of Sports and Youth Affairs, the revenue from the championship reached 33 million GEL. First Channel of Georgian Public Broadcaster (GPB) will air the match England vs. Portugal live starting 19:50.
Well-known Italian alpinist visiting Georgia
Publish Time: 2017-07-11 12:46:00
Reinhold Messner, a well-known Italian mountaineer, adventurer, explorer, and author is visiting Georgia. Messner is becoming introduced with Georgian mountainous resorts’ potential. He already visited Alaverdi Cathedral and Ikalto Academy in eastern Kakheti region. Messner met with Georgian mountain climbers in Tbilisi. Within the framework of the visit, he will visit Svaneti and Kazbegi regions. Reinhold Messner made the first ascent of Mount Everest without supplemental oxygen, along with Peter Habeler, and was the first climber to ascend all fourteen peaks over 8,000 metres (26,000 ft) above sea level. He was also the first person to cross Antarctica and Greenland with neither snowmobiles nor dog sleds. Furthermore he crossed the Gobi Desert alone. Messner also published more than 80 books about his experiences as a climber and explorer.
Special event of Public Broadcaster at Lisi Lake
Publish Time: 2017-07-09 16:05:00
Sports and entertainment activities continue at a specially arranged location at Lisi Lake. Public Broadcaster unites the sport lovers and fans with the sport rhythm.Various events are being held at a specially arranged location since morning. Public Broadcaster invites all interested persons and offers them to participate in entertainment and sports activities.Basketball, football, fencing, chess and rugby – this is an incomplete list of sport types in which the professional athletes are engaged. The Public Broadcaster prepares for exclusive airing of the Basketball European Championship with a special project.
Two semifinalists of 2017 UEFA European Under-19 Championship to be revealed today
Publish Time: 2017-07-09 12:30:00
Two semifinalists of 2017 UEFA European Under-19 Championship will be revealed today.Within the group B Germany will play against England and Netherlands against Bulgaria.By the initiative of the British Embassy, the children of Georgian soldiers died in various international peacekeeping missions and during 2008 Russia-Georgia war were invited at the training of Under-19 English football team and granted them presents.