International Sports News Potpourri
24 April, 2014
International Sports News Potpourri
* Looking for host of 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup
FIBA, the world governing body for basketball, announced the launch of the international tender process to identify the host nation for the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup, with an invitation to express an interest distributed to all National Federations. The FIBA Basketball World Cup is the flagship event of the basketball calendar, with a global TV audience of 800 million across 171 countries. The 2019 event marks a new era
and will see its greatest field of 32 countries line up, increasing the pool of world famous stars and global appeal of the event. The 32 countries will meet for 16 days of competition, playing 92 games in total. National Federations have the opportunity to bid for both 2019 and 2023 editions of the FIBA Basketball World Cup if FIBA decides to award both events at the same time. The bidding process to host the 18th edition of the FIBA’s flagship event in five years’ time is open to all of its member national federations. Those that want to express an interest have until 9 June 2014 to make their submission.
* AFC increases number of teams for AFC Asian Cup finals
In order to give the opportunity for more Member Associations to be part of Asia’s flagship competition, the AFC Executive Committee on Wednesday decided to approve a proposal to increase the number of teams in the AFC Asian Cup from 16 to 24 from the 2019 edition on. Depending on the number of entries, Member Associations will be divided into eight groups in the preliminary stage. The eight group winners and four second best teams among all the eight groups will qualify for the FIFA World Cup final round of qualifiers and also the AFC Asian Cup finals. Presently, only ten teams battle it out in the final round of FIFA World Cup qualifiers. The next best 24 teams from the preliminary qualification round (24 teams) will compete for the remaining slots in the AFC Asian Cup finals in six groups of four teams each. The final round of FIFA World Cup qualifiers and AFC Asian Cup qualifiers will be separated.
* Bids for 2022 Commonwealth Games
In 2008, Nigeria signaled its intention to host the 2014 Commonwealth Games after its successful staging of the 8th All Africa Games. Nigeria gave the hint after due consultations with virtually all the National Olympic Committees of African countries and the 19 African nations in the Commonwealth Games’ Movement. The idea was to garner bloc support for the country because in terms of numbers, Africa has the largest number of countries in the Movement. Europe only has three countries, Asia has eight countries, the Americas and the Caribbean have 13 countries, while the Pacific has 11 countries.
* Montenegro qualifies in extremis for Super Final
The team of Montenegro is the last European qualifier for the Super Final of the FINA Men’s Water Polo World League 2014 after claiming a hard-fought, 8-10 victory over Germany on 15 April. The Montenegrins took the lead in the third quarter, securing the win and thus a Super Final berth in the last eight minutes. In other games action, Serbia remained unchallenged, crushing Russia 14-7 for a total 12 points. In Group B, 2012 Olympic champions Croatia bounced back from a disappointing World League campaign stunning the reigning World champions Hungary 10-9 after penalty shootouts in Pecs.

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Statue of Ozeki Tochinoshin erected in Japan
The Statue of the Georgian sumo wrestler Levan Gorgadze has been erected in the central part of Tokyo, Japan.
Georgian Guram Tushishvili defeats Russian judoka Inal Tasoev
Guram Tushishvili of Georgia won against Inal Tasoev of Russia in the Men's 100+kg Judo at Chizhovka Stadium on June 24, 2019, in Minsk, Belarus.
Georgian pupils win European School Chess Championship 2019
Georgian pupils Davit Tatvidze and Kesaria Mgeladze became the winners of the European School Chess Championship 2019.
Exclusive interview with Georgian Sumo wrestler Levan Gorgadze Tochinoshin
Georgian sumo wrestler Tochinoshin (Levan Gorgadze) reclaimed an Ozeki Title
Georgian canoeist Zaza Nadiradze wins gold at World Cup
Georgian canoeist Zaza Nadiradze won the first stage of the Canoe Sprint World Cup.
Tochinoshin reclaims Ozeki title
Georgian Sumo wrestler Levan Gorgadze, Tochinoshin beat his opponent Yoikuzuna Kakuryū Rikisaburō and reclaimed an Ozeki title, one he lost on the previous tournament.
SUMO Natsu Basho 2019: Tochinoshin loses for the fourth time
Tochinoshin, Levan Gorgadze was beaten on the 13th day of Natsu Basho tournament 2019 for the fourth time.
SUMO Natsu Basho 2019: third loss for Tochinoshin
Tochinoshin, Levan Gorgadze was beaten on the 12th day of Natsu Basho tournament 2019 for the third time.
Another loss for Tochinoshin, one more victory needed for Ozeki title
Tochinoshin, Levan Gorgadze lost the second time on the 11th day of Natsu Basho tournament.
Toshinoshin wins the ninth time, one more need for Ozeki title
Tochinoshin, Levan Gorgadze held the ninth victory today, on the tenth day of Basho tournament. He won a bout to Mitakeumi Hisashi, Japanese sumo wrestler.
Tochinoshin needs two more victories to reclaim Ozeki title
Today, on the 9th day of tournament Natsu Basho Tochinoshin whose real name is Levan Gorgadze will not compete, because his opponent Takakeishō Mitsunobu has trauma and could not enter Dohyo.
Tochinoshin wins one of the hardest bouts so far
Today, on the sixth day of Natsu Basho tournament Toshinoshin whose real name is Levan Gorgadze won one more bout.
Tochinoshin wins fifth bout, more victories needed to reclaim Ozeki title
Today, on the fifth day of Natsu Basho tournament Toshinoshin whose real name is Levan Gorgadze won another bout. He has won 5 out of 5 bouts so far.
SUMO Natsu Basho 2019: Tochinoshin wins all bouts so far
SUMO Natsu Basho kicked off on the 12th of May.
Georgian sports shooter Nino Salukvadze gained a license to the Olympic Games 2020 for the 9th time in a row
Georgian sports shooter Nino Salukvadze gained a license to the Olympic Games 2020 for the 9th time in a row.
Georgian weightlifter Lasha Talakhadze is a three-time World Champion
Georgian weightlifter Lasha Talakhadze is a three-time World Champion, and four-time European Champion competing in the super-heavyweight category
Exclusive interview with Georgian boxer Avtandil Khurtsidze from Brooklyn Prison
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Wheelchair fencer Irma Khetsuriani’s 15th Victory at World Cup
Irma Khetsuriani, a Georgian wheelchair fencer won a gold medal at the Wheelchair Fencing World Cup on the 22nd of March in Pisa, Italy.
Tochinoshin lost the Ozeki title, will try to regain  it in May
Georgian Sumo wrestler Levan Gorgadze, Tochinoshin lost the Ozeki title as a result of losing the 15th of bout Haru Basho (2019 Sumo Spring Basho) with Takakeisho.
Georgia wins Rugby Europe Championship, happily celebrates their victory over Russia
Georgian National Rugby team has defeated the Russian team in the Rugby Europe championship to become the winner of the competition.
Georgian boy's name recorded in the history of University of Michigan
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Fourth victory for Tochinoshin on the Spring Basho tournament
Georgian sumo wrestler Tochinoshin, Levan Gorgadze came out victorious from today’s bout on the Spring Basho.
Tochinoshin’s impressive victory raises eyebrows
Spring Basho or Haru Basho has started in Japan on the 10th of March.
Davit Kiria became the KunLunFight champion for the third time
Davit Kiria, Georgian kickboxer won the Kunlun Fight World Max Tournament.
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Georgian rugby team claimed yet another historic victory over French Barbarians – the second national team of the French Rugby Federation.
For the first time in the history of Sumo wrestling, a Georgian national has become the owner of the Emperor’s Cup.
Renowned Georgian chess player Nana Dzagnidze claimed the gold medal
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