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Three legends in one unique photo - Davit Kipiani, Sandro Mazzola and Manuchar Machaidze
The unique photo published by "Digital Historian" Facebook page, features two legends of Georgian football
A Title Long Due: Georgia’s Female Chess World Champions
The Georgian national female chess team achieved a spectacular triumph on April 28th in FIDE Women’s World Team Chess Championship held in Chengdu, China.
No rules, no limits: Georgia's muddy, bloody game of Lelo – The Guardian
The Guardian has published a story about ancient Georgian game of leloburti. Dating back 300 years, the sport was once played all across the country.
Georgia’s first American Pro-football match – This game is addictive
For the first time in the history of Georgia, the first official American football match took place between two Tbilisi teams
Georgian chess queens win World Champion title
Georgia’s female chess team has won a world championship title.
Georgian Chess player out of competition after toilet phone use
Gaioz Nigalidze could face a three-year ban if the complaint against him is upheld
Leloburti – A Georgian Ancestor of Rugby
Easter in Georgia has numerous traditions and rituals associated with it, but for inhabitants of Guria the greatest Christian holiday
The bad, the bland and the bizarre
On March 29th, 1995, the German team arrived in already-independent Georgia. Georgia lost the match with a 0:2 score.
Aleksandre Chivadze, Eusébio, Bobby Charlton - Three football legends together
The Facebook page, Positive Area Georgia has shared a photo, which shows Georgian football legend Aleksandre Chivadze together with the best footballers
Boot-worshipping – New Georgian National Pastime?
Yesterday, at the end of the match between Georgia and Germany, a young man ran onto the pitch to touch the cleats of Georgia’s team captain Jaba Kankava.
“Tiflis, everything grey with one exception”- Jens Lehmann’s comment sparks outrage
Former goalkeeper of Germany’s National Team Jens Lehmann accompanied German footballers to Georgia, to attend the match as a TV expert.
0:2 loss – Emotional and tense match between Georgia and Germany
Georgia’s National Football team was defeated by the German National Football team in the UEFA 2016 European Championship qualifying match
Against All Odds - The Neko-Ryu Karate Martial Artist with Disabilities is an Inspiration for Every One of Us
There is no such thing as “disabled,” and many examples can be brought up as proof for this statement, but one of the most noteworthy exists in Georgia.
Open up the Six Nations and let Georgia in - The Telegraph
Play-off between European Nations Cup winners and the wooden spoon side for a place at the top table would end the cosy, closed shop and help the aim to globalise the game.
Manliness overload - Famous Georgian Lumbersexsual sportsmen
The term, “Lumbersexual” originated from the English word “Lumberjack”, this is basically a woodcutter.
Georgian athletes' first tour abroad - A nostalgic century-old photo
"Digital Historian" Facebook page has published a photo depicting a group of Georgian athletes named "Shevardeni" on their first tour abroad, in Bulgaria.
Georgian rugby team’s initiative to save Nikoloz Natroshvili’s life
On March 14th at the Georgia VS Russia rugby match held at M.Meskhi stadium, collection boxes intended to gather money for Nikoloz Natroshvili’s surgery expenses were placed near the entrance.
Meet Becky Hammon, the NBA's First Female Coach
She's the new secret weapon for the San Antonio spurs—and the first and only female coach in major American sports, Marie Claire website reports.
“Georgian Hulk” Defeats World Arm Wrestling Champion
“I can wrestle with both arms, which is very uncommon.”
Horse racing in 1950's Tbilisi – Witness a Jockey's breathtaking stunt
Horse racing is not an easy sport anywhere, but in Georgian version of it, the amount of obstacles the rider has to overcome is mind-boggling.
A Georgian Giant in Love with a Barbell
“If I continue to grow at the same rate, in three years I will definitely be among the top five of the strongest men in the world."
Chrikishvili is the world’s greatest judoka
The International Judo Federation released its world rankings. Georgian judokas are leading in two weight classes.
“Foreigners simply cannot forget Georgian wine, khachapuri and khinkali” - Zaza Pachulia
There are still cases when Zaza Pachulia is believed to hail from the state of Georgia – after all, he has been playing in NBA for nine years.
How Georgians came late and drunk to a meeting with God
Shota Arveladze is one of the best Georgian footballers of all time, who has plied his trade in Turkey, UK, Spain and the Netherlands. He has many foreign friends
“There is no such thing as disability!” - Meet the blind man who conquered Europe’s Highest Peak
International Mountain Day will be celebrated in Georgia on December 11th. Embassies of Switzerland and Germany will hold a special event for the occasion.
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A group of media representatives set aside their microphones, video cameras and voice recorders for a day to try their skills
The National Library of Georgia created a digital archive of all Kviris Palitra newspaper issues published during its 18-year history.
The Georgian Office of the United Nations Human Rights High Commissioner organized a media workshop in the town of Sighnaghi, informing reporters about cases of prisoner torture and health complications due to their mistreatment in the penitentiary system.
Lelo, the sports newspaper held a celebration at its offices for the publication of its 14,000th issue.
Manager of the Public Broadcasting Channel 1 Giorgi Baratashvili responded to allegations of the head of the news service of the channel Khatuna Berdzenishvili regarding her dismissal from the position on political grounds.
Head of the Public Broadcasting Channel 1 News Service Khatuna Berdzenishvili announced during a special briefing held on March 1 that she had been relieved of her position by the Manager of the channel Giorgi Baratashvili.
The United States Ambassador Richard Norland granted certificates to graduates of the 1-year certification and 2-month internship courses at the Radio Liberty Media School.
The new talk show Iron Ladies by Tina Kandelaki premiered on Russia's NTV channel on February 17. Kandelaki and Margarita Simonyan were presenters of the show which lasted for 40 minutes and was dedicated to the recent Chelyabinsk meteorite shower incident.
Many BBC journalists have gone on strike for 24 hours in a dispute over compulsory redundancies. The National Union of Journalists (NUJ) said it called the strike after failing to reach an agreement with management over the redeployment of 30 staff members facing compulsory redundancy.
NBC’s Al Roker scored a split-second, wild chat with President Obama and got a handshake from Vice President Biden during the inaugural parade on Monday.
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